August 13, 2010

Get the new Tweet Button for WordPress Plug-in

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JD LasicaLast year Socialbrite contributed an open source plug-in to the WordPress community called WP-License Plugin Reloaded — a way for bloggers to assign different Creative Commons licenses to each of their blog posts.

David & Paulyn Davis

David Davis & his wife Paulyn

Today we’re proud to announce that our developer David R. Davis has released the first Tweet Button for WordPress. It’s an option for Web publishers to count retweets and let their readers easily share content. WordPress.org approved it early today and granted subversion access (if you’re a coder, you know that’s pretty cool).

tweetmemeFor years, you’ve probably seen those green Tweet This buttons (see left) accompanying blog posts, including on Socialbrite. That’s the Tweetmeme button, with some 750 million daily retweet button impressions. As Mashable reports, Twitter itself has now released its own Official Twitter Tweet Button (see the video above). Twitter decided this one of the functions that it can provide better than a third-party developer.

What the video above doesn’t say is that if you want easy integration for WordPress blogs, you don’t need to mess with code, you can just add our new Tweet Button Plug-in. Click here:

Tweet-Button

Features

The plug-in provides a live count of how many times your post/page has been retweeted throughout Twitter.

  • Live count of tweets from Twitter
  • Allows you to change the source which you retweet, E.g. “RT @yourname “
  • Easily installation and customisation
  • Quicker loading times for the buttons
  • Better integration, allowing custom titles, hashtags
  • Integrates with WordPress MU

One wrinkle

If you’ve been using the Tweetmeme button on your blog up until now and are thinking of switching over to the official Twitter Tweet Button, there’s only one wrinkle: Any posts before July 2010 — when Twitter implemented this — will not show any retweets. You’ll notice that on all Socialbrite posts from June and before. Like Mashable, we decided to take the plunge today and switch over — see the bottom of this post.

Nice, work, David! JD Lasica, founder and former editor of Socialbrite, is co-founder of Cruiseable. Contact JD or follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

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3 thoughts on “Get the new Tweet Button for WordPress Plug-in

  1. @SocialCompany – I think maybe it was a temporary problem with t.co/ or Twitter. All seems to be working fine. Thanks for downloading and enjoy your new plugin.