7 Easy Ways to Add the Official Twitter Button to Your WordPress Blog

Recently, Twitter released its official Tweet Button for sharing links from your site to Twitter. It’s small, sleek and better than all the other Twitter buttons we fiddled with before – yes, even better than TweetMeme’s “retweet button.” TweetMeme is partnering with Twitter on the new official button and will be launching some new Twitter-related projects in the near future.  

Most WordPress users want to add the Tweet Button to their blogs because of the large amount of traffic that Twitter drives to websites. Many of the plugins listed here are bundled with extra features that you may or may not need, but they all include the official Tweet Button. Choose your flavor:

Simple Twitter Connect

This plugin is actually a collection of plugins and is perhaps the most comprehensive option available for adding Twitter-related functions to your blog. Each smaller piece of functionality can be turned on or off at will. Notable bundled extras include: login using Twitter, comment using Twitter credentials, and @anywhere support.

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WP Tweet Button

This plugin fully implements Twitter’s official Tweet Button with all the bells and whistles. You’ll have options for tweeting the entry title, page title, blog name or a custom text. You’ll also be able to control the position and styling of the button. The plugin also includes language support and URL-shortening, among many other features.

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Twitter Tweet Button Plugin

This is a very simple plugin that gives you a few general options for where to place the Twitter button on your site. It also offers you shortcodes that you can use to output the button, ie. [tweet_vertical] [tweet_horizontal] [tweet_none]

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Tweet Button with Shortening

This is a fully configurable official tweet button plugin with URL shortening built in. Choose the type of button and specify the Twitter username to be included in the tweet. It supports all languages that Twitter supports.

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Twitter Goodies

This plugin includes a Twitter style Twitter Goodies Profile Widget, Twitter Goodies Search Widget, and Twitter Integration (WP to Twitter). It’s basically an all-in-one plugin for Twitter Goodies and the official tweet button. Tweets are auto-refreshed and the plugin also includes the option to publish a tweet when a post is published or edited.

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Twit Connect

Twit Connect integrate Twitter and WordPress by providing single-signon and avatars. It includes Twitter’s @anywhere: hovercards, follow button, tweetbox, and tweet button. It’s also fully compatible with BuddyPress.

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BuddyPress Tweet Button

This plugin adds the official tweet button to BuddyPress activities, forum topics and blog posts, allowing users to tweet the item.

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Increasing your blog’s traffic with this pretty little button couldn’t be simpler. That’s something worth tweeting about!