Social Tools


Twitter is a service for the exchange of brief messages, commonly called “tweets”, between users. You can integrate your site with Twitter in a variety of ways.

Publicize to Twitter

Publicizing your posts to Twitter is an excellent way to get more traffic on your blog by tweeting a link to each new post you write.

To enable Publicize, on the My Sites → Sharing page click the Connect button by the Twitter option. You’ll be taken to Twitter where you’ll be asked to approve the connection between your blog and your Twitter account. Click Allow.


New posts will then be automatically shared to your Twitter account:

If you wish to disable sharing for an individual post, uncheck it before clicking Publish.

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Embed a Tweet

Use the Twitter block to embed a tweet onto any page or post of your site like so:

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Add a Twitter Timeline Widget

You can display your latest tweets in your blog’s sidebar using the Twitter Timeline widget.

  • Go to your Customizer → Widgets and click on the Twitter Timeline widget
  • Select the widget area where you’d like the timeline to appear
  • On the same page in the widget area, open the widget and complete the information to display the correct timeline

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Add a Twitter Sharing Button

You can add a Twitter sharing button to the bottom of your posts or pages by browsing to Sharing → Sharing Buttons in your dashboard. This will allow users to share a link to the post or page as a tweet from their  account.

To add it to your blog, enable the sharing options you want and click on Edit Sharing Buttons and select Twitter.

Read more about this on the Sharing support page.


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Add a Twitter Follow Button

You can encourage visitors to follow you on Twitter by adding a Twitter Follow Button to posts, pages, or a text widget.

Read more about the various ways to display this button on the Twitter Follow Button support page.

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If you share your site to Twitter, but your site icon and title don’t appear in your tweets, you can enter your URL into Twitter’s validator tool:

Once you do, click the Preview Card button, and that should make your tweets display correctly.

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