I’m a big fan of social media, and I absolutely love any tool that helps me to automate some of the marketing tasks that go along with having a blog. Take Twitter for example. I know that quotes are among the most retweeted posts I have, but I don’t have the time to dash off witty quotes or blog posts all day long. And while it does happen occasionally, it’s pretty rare for someone to write out one of my quotes in a tweet and send it out. Enter this clever little plugin, Better Click to Tweet.
Better Click to Tweet quickly and easily turns text from your blog post into a tweet that your readers can simply, well… click to tweet.
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If you clicked and tweeted the above, you’ve just sent out one of my most often tweeted quotes. Pretty cool, right? Here’s how it works.
Install the Better Click to Tweet plugin by Ben Meredith. As you’re writing your post in the visual editor, click the Better Click to Tweet short code generator button.
Complete the box and it will add your tweetable to the blog post formatted in a neat little box with a Click to Tweet graphic.
Customize Your Tweet
That’s not all this plugin does. You can customize your tweet using these detailed instructions from Ben. Want to customize the URL so you can link to a product instead of a blog post? You can do that. Or maybe you want to remove the URL completely? You can do that too. You can even make links NoFollow for good SEO. And if you’re good with CSS, it’s not difficult to format the tweets to your own visual taste. Ben has even provided instructions for integrating with YOURL and Bitly. And just because Ben and I are WordCamp Raleigh pals, I recommend you check out the other things he’s got going on over at WP Steward.
If you’re looking for ways to engage your readers and make it easy for them to show their support, the Better Click to Tweet plugin is a great addition to your WordPress site.