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Twitter »Twitter Follow Button

You can display a Twitter Follow Button to make it easier for your readers to follow you on Twitter.

You can copy and paste one of the following shortcodes into a post, page, or text widget. If you’re using the new WordPress editor, you can use the Shortcode block to insert the shortcode into your post or page.

If your site has a custom theme uploaded or a plugin installed, the following shortcodes won’t work. Please open this tool, enter your Twitter profile link, choose any option, copy the embed code, and then use the Custom HTML block or on your post or page editor.

Be sure to use your own Twitter username in place of wordpressdotcom in the following shortcodes.

There are several ways to customize your Twitter Follow Button. You can:

Display a Follow Button and a link to your Twitter page:


[twitter-follow screen_name='wordpressdotcom']

Only display a Follow Button:


[twitter-follow screen_name='wordpressdotcom' show_screen_name='no']

Display a link to your Twitter page and a count of your Twitter followers:


[twitter-follow screen_name='wordpressdotcom' show_count='yes']

Change the color of your followers count with a HEX color code:


[twitter-follow screen_name='wordpressdotcom' show_count='yes' text_color='00ccff']

Change the color of your username link with a HEX color code:


[twitter-follow screen_name='wordpressdotcom' link_color='00ccff']

Display a grey button instead of a blue one:


[twitter-follow screen_name='wordpressdotcom' button_color='grey']

You can use as many or as few of these options as you want!

Note that the Twitter Follow Button also appears on Tweets embedded with the Twitter block, and you can even add it to the Twitter Widget in your sidebar.

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