For those of you who have been dreaming of an easier way for your readers to share your posts on Twitter, that day has come. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added an official Tweet Button as an option for all WordPress.com blogs.
How it works: When one of your readers hits the Tweet Button, they will be shown a popup that includes a shortened link to your post. Readers can add in a quick message, and then hit “Tweet” to send the post to their Twitter feed as a tweet — all without leaving your blog.
Additionally, each time a reader tweets your post, you’ll know it: The tool keeps a live tally of tweets, so you’re never in the dark about how your blog posts are performing in the Twittersphere.
To enable the button on your blog please visit the “Appearance > Extras” menu and select the “Show a Twitter Tweet Button on my posts” option.
We have moved the Twitter Tweet button into Settings > Sharing. You can read more about this move here.
- Aug 12, 2010 @ 3:43 pm
Thank you for this very useful feature. I appreciate it. :)
why not enable put an option that lets blog owners to put the tweet button wherever they want like you have done for the rating option that can be put at the top or at the button of the post.
WOW,, this is what i’ve been waiting for. thank you :D :D
Will this post on all my past posts, or only on those in the future?
Suuperr !! i like it !!
Much need functionality, Looks like next stop will be facebook “Like” button
Hi, It sounds great, but it is not working for me. I added it on extras but no tweet symbol appears on my blog.
You guys at WordPress are incredible!
My http://redlondon.wordpress.com/ works greater now!
Nice, comfortable for WordPress audience. Thoughtful. Technology at its best. Thanks!!
Great feature addition!!!
just used it and woosh! It worked.
This saves me a lot of time and now I much more inclined now to tweet announce my posts.
this was something needed :)
Excellent! Will sign up for it immediately.
Wow great! I just noticed it appear by itself on my blog postings… very neat! I wonder, are you likely to also do this for other common social media-siite? Like the “likes” of facebook, and the “digs” of digger, etc, etc, etc ?
I think most bloggers are “hyper-sensitive” about knowing that somebody, somewhere, is reading them.
This new Twitter feature just appeared on my WordPunk.com blog and RelationShaping.com blogs. When I checked APPEARANCE | EXTRAS, I saw the new option, but it was NOT checked to be active.
Then I read this post.
Then I went back to those two blogs — and noticed the Twitter buttons were not longer there!
That was mind-warping. SMILE!
This is really tweet of you guys.
OMG! I think all my dreams have (speaking asa twitterholic) have come true :) Thank you guys! You rock!
Finally got it to work, but it only appears on the post page and not on the Home page posts.
Absolutely a must-add! I have been waiting forever for this. :D
Still want the facebook ‘like’ button though. ;)
Yay! Woo hoo! Super like! I don’t think I have enough exclamations to show my gratitude. Your guys are awesome!
Awesome! Was dreaming of this for sometime :-)
Can we position it to the TOP of the post?
How can I switch it off?
Thank you. This is a very nice feature.
I was able to enable it easily as noted in the instructions. However I was bummed to see it not work on my main page http://www.noodleonthis.com because I have the three current posts on my main page. It seems to only work on pages with a single post.
For a future feature request, it would be nice to see it work on a page with multiple posts.
Thanks. Good work!
Excellent. I’ve been waiting for this option. You must’ve read my mind. You guys are awesome.
Where’s the plugin for self-hosted WordPress.org installs? :)
Still, great job on the quick integration in WordPress.com!
Great feature! Thanks for the work involved! Would love to see a Facebook button!
Great, is this available for wpmu buddy press installs on our own domain yet? the tweetmeme is what we are using now. this would be much simpler Thanks you guys rock
Neat! With one arm extended to the heavens, I pray that one day to own one of those fancy cellphones so I could `Tweet` at the moment.
Its really awesome and I am waiting for “share on facebook” as well.
Thank you so much! You guys rock!!!!
Only for posts? And pages?
I guess it’s time for me to take the Twitter leap. A similar button for Facebook would be nice!
I hope can be done for FaceBook and other social bookmark….
This is a much sought after plus, thank you guys & gals! But my dreams have more of a “facebook” wish…when can we expect to see that ubiquitous “F” on wordpress blogs right next to tweet?
That is indeed a great function.
But you notice this only when you open a post, but when you are in the home page which displays two of my recent posts, I don’t see the tweet button.
Also it will be great if it would automatically tweet (like it does on facebook) when we post a new post.
Thank you wordpress… this is brilliant!
Keeps getting better and better. Thanks for all the good work. :-)
Whoo-hoo! Thank you for simplifying my life!
I don’t have an extras section in my appearance menu.
i’ll try this out later; it makes the blog look more high-tech.
Terrific new feature. And placing the button on older posts retroactively is particularly useful. Thanks.
Good idea and appreciate it. But the Tweet button only shows up if I open the comments section. Would be much more useful if it was available when you open the blog itself with multipages displayed. Similar issue with Like button…why is it hiding?
Thank you! And Finally! Have been manually adding the tweetmeme shortcode on every post for months. Hope this works as well. That said, it doesn’t appear to visually show (on the button) how many people have tweeted it…
Now I would love if you implement native Facebook sharing as well ;-)
Thank you. This is so cool it almost makes up for the Cutline/Coraline debacle.
Cool. Is the button retroactive on older posts or just new ones going forward? Thanks.
Thanks for adding this feature. It’s great!!
As you have already mentioned above, will wait to see the Twitter button in the page (main page where all the blog posts appear) also.
FINALLY. Thank you thank you thank you!
Finally, that’s great. thank you!
Puleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease do a Facebook button sooner too!!
How thoughtful! I’m off to add this now!
Thanks for all the awesome features. You make WordPress sinfully easy to love. ^^
1) I am absolutely astounded that this feature is OFF by default.
Kudos to WP for FINALLY establishing features but not popping things up on our blog without asking us first. It’s nice to be respected that maybe we DON’T want this feature. This is in stark contrast to the “Like” button that popped up on my blog with no forewarning and then my wife asked me WTF was that- as if _I_ had put it there.
2) thanks for being here to respond to comments.
3) thanks for the tweet button. I think, as others do, it should be on each post, not on the site as a whole. I currently do this manually, with GetSOCIAL.
lastly, I hope you guys are still working on the Facebook linking.
It was nice to have at first, but it had no image. Now it pulls an image, which is great, but it still doesn’t have a “Share” button.
If I click on the image in Facebook, it takes me to the blog post.
If I click on the title in Facebook, it takes me to the blog post.
So there’s no reason for the “Read Original Post” which would be a thirdly redundant link to the blog post.
But enabling people to “share” the item on Facebook, gets me a lot more eyeballs, because it can be shared, and shared, and shared…
But right now, it can’t.
YESSSS!! Rocks! Okay, I also vote Facebook button too plz.
I need facebook button
Great news and very excellent function. Hope that we would get facebook button soon enough!!:P
This is terrific — what a great addition. Thank you so much!
OH THANK YOU. I was wondering when!! And hopefully we’ll be able to add FACEBOOK and other media too soon!!
That’s really great!
NIIIIIIICE!!! This is going to be LOVERLY :)
I like the idea.
Why does it appear so close to the end of the blog post text? It seems very crowded! On your post here, there is a nice double-spaced effect, but on both of my blogs, the button seems to smash into the final paragraph of the post.
This is great, I have enabled the tweet button on my blog page
That’s really nice! Thank You!
YES! Thank you so much for this!!
Thanks for the tweet button. Is there a way to move the button up to the top of the post instead of the bottom?
Thanks for the help. This is another great tool.
Wow!! I’ve been waiting for that! Thanks a lot!
I have enabled the twitter button on my blogs but it is not showing yet. Will this take care of itself in a day or so?
Good start, so any timescales when other social sites (such as Faceache) will be added so people who look can share to their hearts content?
Now how about a Facebook button?
add FB one too plz
Good thing. I think you may add a bunch of other social media icons including Facebook, StumbleUpon.