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Embed a Follow Button for Your Blog

Today, we’re excited to introduce a new way for people to engage with your blogs: an embeddable version of the Follow Button that you’ve seen in your toolbar for some time now. Like similar buttons you’ve seen for other social networks, this Follow Button can be added anywhere on the web and looks something like this:

Follow Button for News

Get the code

We’ve created a simple form to generate the necessary code snippet for the button, which you’ll find on the Developer Resources site. On the left, under Button Options, you can choose which site to follow, provide control over the button’s appearance, and then click Generate to produce the code. On the right, you’ll see a preview of the button, along with the code underneath, which you can copy and paste wherever you’d like the button to appear.

Follow Button steps

If your visitors are already logged in with their accounts, they’ll follow the blog immediately. If they’re not logged in, they’ll be prompted to do so without leaving the site where the button appears. support

Our friends at are excited to automatically embed the Follow Button on your profile. is a great place for people discovery, and they want to make it easy for people to follow WordPress blogs directly from pages. Since the Follow Button works for both and Jetpack-enabled blogs, it’s a quick and simple way to expand your audience.

WordPress bloggers can display their three latest posts, along with the Follow Button, right on their page, too:

Tony Conrad's Profile

Users on can also activate the widget, which is a sleek replacement for your blog’s “about” section and beautiful enhancement to your sidebar. All of these tools are designed to help you build your audience of engaged readers.

Updated Gravatar profile

Another cool benefit? The Follow Button now automatically appears next to your verified blog on your Gravatar profile.

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  1. wordsareavenues

    This didn’t work?? I only got a link, not a button, when I embedded it into two pages on my blog…?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Erick

      The button can’t be included in posts or pages on Instead, we offer a Follow Button widget for your site. We also include the Follow button in the toolbar for users who have accounts.


  2. colonialist

    Does it give them post emails?


  3. work2ride

    Does it work on with Jetpack?


  4. jamesrmiller

    I placed the code in a text widget and it didn’t work. The code was visible instead of the button (?)

    Liked by 2 people

    • Erick

      On, we provide a Follow Button widget instead. This embeddable version of the button is intended for use on sites that aren’t hosted on


  5. Amanda's COREner

    Any chance I can customize the button’s color?

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  6. crystalchandlyre

    Very happy about the Follow Me on the Gravatar page. This helps greatly – much frustration beforehand. 🙂


  7. Masterclass Lady

    I tried to generate a code and received a message that my blog was “unknown”. MasterclassLady.Com


    • Erick

      There was an issue with the form, which we corrected this morning. Please let us know if you’re still having trouble.


  8. Navjot Singh

    How to make it work for Jetpack enabled sites? Doesn’t work here. Keep getting ‘The authorization token does not match the API target.’ error.


    • Erick

      Thanks for letting us know. We corrected a problem with the form last night, so it should be working now. Let us know if you’re still having difficulties.


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