How To Add A ReTweet (Retwiit) Button In Your Blog

Twitter is a service with bite-size messages topping out at 140 characters which can be smart, useful, maybe even necessary. In the last few months, the traffic on Twitter has exploded, growing far beyond its circles of bleeding-edge tech enthusiasts and hard-core social networkers.

Tweetmeme is a commonly used service now a days to promote a article. They have made a retweet button which is for website and blog publishers that want to encourage their audience to retweet their content on twitter.

For installation (I’m going to assume your savvy with wordpress and blogger and can install a theme and know basic float tags, and if don’t know then please feel free to drop a comment I will reply back as soon as possible.)

For WordPress users:
You can download the plugin from here:
1. Upload the TweetMeme directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
3. Go to Settings/tweetmeme to configure the button.

It allows you to change the source which you retweet, E.g. “RT @Bariski. You can also choose where the button will be shown, i.e. top or bottom.

For Blogger users:
Login to your account and go to Layout > Edit Html > Expand Widgets and search for this line <data:post.body/> and paste the below code after it (this will show the button in top of your post, for showing the button in the end of post add it after that line)
For a Large button use this code:
<script type="text/javascript">
tweetmeme_url = ‘<data:post.url/>’;
tweetmeme_source = ‘Bariski’;
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js"> </script>

For a small button use this code:

<script type=’text/javascript’>
tweetmeme_style = "compact";
tweetmeme_source = ‘Bariski’;
</script>

Now remember to chacnge Bariski with your Twitter username, so that you can know who has tweeted your article.

Hope you like this, if you have any doubt or any problem, please feel free to leave a comment here, and I will surely get back to you as early as possible.

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