How to Add a Twitter Follow Me Button to Your WordPress Blog in 3 Steps

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So you’re wondering how to add a Twitter ‘Follow Me’ button to your WordPress Blog. Don’t worry, even if you have trouble adding stuff to WordPress, this should be no trouble at all.

Let’s get started.

Step 1: Go to Twitter.com – Goodies

Make sure you’re logged-in to your Twitter account. Then scroll to the very bottom of the page. You’ll see a list of things next to the Twitter copyright info. Click on “Goodies.”

Click 'Goodies' to get the code for your 'Follow Me' button.

Step 2: Choose your style

On the next screen choose “Buttons.”

Select 'Buttons'

Then choose from the available selections. You can even add a ‘Follow Us’ button.

Click the button of your choice to get the code for your WordPress blog

When you click the one you want, you’ll be given the code to enter in your WordPress blog. Copy this code.

Copy this code to enter on your WordPress blog

Step 3: Paste the ‘Follow Me’ code in WordPress

In your WordPress Dashboard, left hand column, under the ‘Appearance’ tab , find and click the ‘Widgets’ link.

Click the 'Widgets' link to add your 'Follow Me' code.

Drag the ‘Text’ widget into the sidebar column where you want your ‘Follow Me’ button to show up. Paste the code in the box and click ‘Save.’

Paste your 'Follow Me' code then click Save.

Success!

Now you’ve got a shiny new Twitter “Follow Me” button on your WordPress blog.

Congrats. Now people can follow you with a click.

That wasn’t too much trouble now was it. =)

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{ 18 comments }

1 Ed Wilson March 7, 2010 at 4:27 pm

This post was EXTREMELY useful. I’ve been googling all over the place and I couldn’t for the life of me find a simple easy to follow answer, or perhaps I’m just a dunce? Thank you so much for this.

2 Dave Charest March 7, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Hi Ed,

So glad the post was helpful. I’m a bit of a dunce so I made sure even I could follow along.

Hope you’ll come back and visit again.

Dave

3 Melanie April 24, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Hi Dave -

I loved the simplicity of your post and was able to complete it successfully but I ended up un-doing it because when the Twitter icon appear on my blog, my list of categories and blogroll had disappeared.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

4 Dave Charest April 24, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Hi Melanie. Thanks for your comment.

Great question. Personally I’m not too sure why that would happen. Let me see if anyone on Twitter knows.

Dave

5 Trilby Jeeves April 27, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Your post on the twitter button was so simple and great. I followed it and did it so quickly. This artist needs simple solutions! Thank you, Dave!

6 Dave Charest April 27, 2010 at 3:01 pm

So glad Trilby. I hate those “helpful” posts where you’re still like, “Uh, What now?”

7 Heather May 1, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Very helpful! Too many buttons are supplied without code. I have lots of beautiful buttons with no clue how to insert the code into them. To be honest, I didn’t look, but they should have come with them. Thanks a bunch for making it easy!

8 Dave Charest May 1, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Thanks Heather. Glad the post was helpful.

9 Julie Zier May 20, 2010 at 2:49 pm

THANK YOU. Sometimes the most simple of solutions are the hardest to find. You saved me a lot of time and aggravation (both of which I was on the brink of wasting). Much appreciated.

10 Dave Charest May 20, 2010 at 2:56 pm

You’re welcome. Glad you found the post useful. =)

11 pamela May 20, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Thank you! You made that so easy!

12 Dave Charest May 20, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Thanks Pamela!

13 Waqar Shaikh June 23, 2010 at 6:03 am

Thanks for this…But If I dont need the button just the code..??
Because in my Wordpress theme there is already a button available I just need a code to link that to my twitter follow me page…please help!

14 Dave Charest June 23, 2010 at 8:17 am

Hi Waqar,

I’m not 100% sure how your theme works. But it looks like it should work just like the RSS button.

What did you do to set that up?

Any luck doing the same for the Twitter button? Just add a link to your Twitter page.

http://twitter.com/YourTwitterName

15 Avi August 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Very helpful, thanks

16 Dave Charest August 11, 2010 at 5:41 pm

You’re welcome, Avi.

17 Jason August 16, 2010 at 9:34 am

Very helpful. Looked for several wordpress plugins, but none seemed to understand I just wanted to display a button without all the other options. This is perfect. Thanks for the post.

18 Dave Charest August 16, 2010 at 9:53 am

Great Jason. Glad it was helpful.

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