How to Add Twitter Retweet Button into WordPress Blogs

As we all know, Twitter is a micro blogging website where we can send tweets of up to 140 characters. Like Digg offers ‘Digg it’ button, Twitter offers retweet button that we can use on our blogs so that our readers can vote for stories of their interest on this highly popular social media website. We can expect good amount of

traffic on our blogs if our stories get lots of retweets and good amount of traffic means, more money being made for us.
As far as adding Twitter retweet button to a WordPress blog is concerned, there are lots of plugins available. I himself have been showing retweet button on all of my blog posts here on SFM. Plugin that I have been using is offered by website. If you also have a WordPress blog, can use this Twitter

retweet plugin on your blog quite easily.

What is website?

Tweetmeme is a service which aggregates all the popular links on twitter to determine which links are popular. Tweetmeme is able to categorize these links into categories and subcategories, making it easy to filter out the noise to find what your interested in.
There are two types of Twitter retweet buttons that we use on our websites adn blogs. First one is full size version or Digg Type and the second one is compact version’s shown below

Click here to download retweet plugin offered by TweetMeme. Once you have downloaded and activated this plugin on your WordPress blog, there are lots of options available with this plugin which means you can customize retweet button as per your requirement. Some of options that you can choose from are:

  • Where you want to show retweet button i.e. within your posts, pages or RSS Feed
  • Position of this button – before, After, Before and After etc
  • Want to show normal size button or compact size button
  • Can change the RT @tweetmeme to RT @yourname like I changed it to RT @infoPlanet
  • Can choose the URL Shortening service that you want to be used for Retweets like, Tinyurl, Cligs, Digg, etc
  • Ping Tweetmeme – Yes or No
I hope you will be able to increase traffic on your website after including this retweet widget on your WordPress blogs. And if you find any difficulty in installing this plugin on your WordPress blog, let me know in the comment section.
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