You ever notice how when your blog gets tweeted by someone that it says ‘by @wordpress’? You want it to say ‘by @yourtwitterhandle’, well not actually the words yourtwitterhandle. It would actually be whatever your actual . . . um, you get it.
Why is this important? Each time someone clicks the Twitter option to share your blog article you want your name attached to. That’s advertising, that’s credit, that’s what you deserve. When I share an article of a blog I like and the Twitter Handle isn’t in there I go looking for it either on their site or on Twitter itself and replace the WordPress with the real thing, but I don’t know if that’s just me or not.
How to get your Twitter Handle to show up when your articles are shared in Tweets.
So you’ve connected Twitter to your WordPress blog and you are even Publicizing up a storm and you go look and is says ‘by @wordpress‘. Blogger say what?
- Click your Dashboard
- Click Settings at the bottom
- Click Share when it appears under Settings
- Scroll down the page and find “Twitter username to include in tweets when people share using the Twitter button.”
- Type in your Twitter handle, without the @ included.
- Click Save Changes.
To check and make sure it is working properly, go to one of your blog articles and click Twitter. Your Twitter handle should now appear. Now whenever anyone Shares and Tweets your blogs your name is attached and you get a bit of name recognition out there. If it’s not showing sign out and back into WordPress and possibly clear cache. I haven’t had to do that myself but those are things to try just in case.
Hope this helps.
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