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Retweet button for your WordPress.com blog

Posted in Tips by Sumit Thomas on December 17, 2009

[tweetmeme style=”compact”]Wordpress.com blogs does not allow you to add plugins so here is a simple way to add Retweet buttons to your blog posts.


<a href="http://api.tweetmeme.com/share?url=[Your Blog post's URL]&service=[URL Shortening service]"><img align="left" style="border-style:none;" src="http://api.tweetmeme.com/imagebutton.gif?url=[Your Blog post's URL]&service=[URL Shortening service]" alt="" width="51" height="61" /></a>

You will get a nice button like this Retweet

align=”left” will left align the button in your paragraph.

style=”border-style:none;” removes the border around the retweet button that may be applied in some WordPress.com blog themes.

service=[URL Shortening service] is optional but I would recommend it. URL Shortening service will generate a shorter url that fits well in the twitter textbox. You can use URL Shorteners such as bit.ly, tinyurl.com etc.

Update!

There is a better way!

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  1. Nick D. said, on December 23, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    any idea how to make it so the retweet doesnt say @tweetmeme???

  2. haleylandsman said, on March 4, 2010 at 2:27 am

    I realize that this seems simplified but if there is anyway you can help me out, step by step, I would greatly appreciate it. I’ve tried it a few times and must be doing something wrong because it is not working correctly.

    My blog is haleylandsman.wordpress.com

    My email is haley.landsman@gmail.com

    Thanks so much,
    Haley

    • Sumit Thomas said, on March 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm

      Haley,

      Just saw your blog…looks like you have figured it out 🙂

      Cheers,
      Sumit

  3. rightmatch said, on March 6, 2010 at 11:46 am

    can i make this changes only for paid service of wordpress or free wordpress blog using also? because it says….. “”please purchase the Custom CSS Upgrade”””

    Is there any other alternative for this? my blog is rightmatch.wordpress.com

  4. Praveen said, on April 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Thx buddy…I have addded this reweet button in my newly created wordpress Blog,

    http://www.geekyard.com

  5. Ameen said, on June 11, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Thanks a lot for the info.
    Quick question. Is there a way where-in I can make it a popup?

  6. jericgulgardin said, on June 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    This is good! But I have a problem. It does not count tweets, but puts a question mark over it? Look here: http://skiker.wordpress.com/2010/04/25/fire-og-fyrre-fed-og-f%C3%A6rdig/


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