Are you active on Twitter? If yes, then go ahead and add official “Follow” button on your website or blog to let visitors follow you on single click. Twitter has released a Follow button with counter to show number of followers and one click follow option. Twitter is a nice place to find like-minded people and to share your social updates. Now Twitter Follow buttons will help you follow more people on from their websites or to make more followers from your website. After getting the script for Follow button, I added the light color button on sidebar of this blog. Here are few ways to add follow button on website and blog, If you are on WordPress or WordPress.com, you have the power of plugins and shortcodes (explained in this article) as well.
The official follow button page of Twitter is having a customization and preference option with final script to embed on websites to get “Follow” button with or without counter.
Different ways to add Follow Button
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Script to add Twitter “Follow Button”
To remove the counter from the button, use below script,
Note: Replace TWITTER_ID with your Twitter User ID.
Shortcodes for WordPress.com
WordPress.com, the free blogging platform users can start using the following shortcodes in posts, pages or widgets to get the Twitter follow button. Isn’t it much easier to get the follow button on WordPress.com.
To display only the Follow Button,
[twitter-follow screen_name=’wordpressdotcom’ show_screen_name=’no’]
To display Follow button and Link to Twitter Page
Display Follow button with Counter
[twitter-follow screen_name=’wordpressdotcom’ show_count=’yes’]
Self hosted WordPress users can embed the Script from Follow Button page mentioned earlier in the article. If you want to have follow button through a plugin, then you can go ahead and install Twitter Follow Button plugin.
Are you going to use Twitter Follow Button on your blog or website? Do you think the button will help you in getting more followers? Share your views through comments.