How to Embed Tweets in Your Blog Post

 

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Tweets aren’t just for Twitter anymore.

Here’s a neat thing you can do with those tweets right here on your WordPress blog. It’s wicked cool. And easy. 3 steps…done.

All of you lovely bloggers know I’m not a techie but I wanted to share this fun find with you.

I have visuals, too, which is awesome. Admittedly, I went a bit bonkers with the arrows but…you get the point. (I know. I’m hilarious.)

First we’re going old school with a “cut and paste” URL option, then we’ll embed an html code like we know what we’re doing.

No need to hurt your eyes squinting at the screenshotsβ€”you can click to enlarge them. Let’s get tweeting on our blogs.

 

Copy Link Option:

STEP ONE:

Choose the tweet you want. Click on the cute, little grey v-shaped thingy in the top, right corner.

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STEP TWO:

You’ll see a drop-down menu with all sorts of neat things like “pin to your profile page” (or “unpin” if it’s already pinned), “share via DM”, and “delete tweet” (for those times when Twitter decides to add a typo after you’ve posted). Click on “Copy link to Tweet”.

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Here is what you’ll see. Select and copy. It’s a URL so you can use this anywhere you’d use a link. (UPDATE: OCTOBER 2017 – There is no longer a URL to cut and paste. Once you click on “Copy link to Tweet”, the URL is automatically copied.)

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STEP THREE:

Open a post and paste the copied link. You’ll be in “visual” view for this. Hey! There’s a tweet!

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Copying the link works well on WordPress but may not work on other platforms. On a website, for example, this option will simply create a URL to the tweet.

 

Embed Code Option:

STEP ONE:

We’re going to embed that tweet now. Hold on to your hats. Choose the tweet you want. Click on the cute, little grey v-shaped thingy in the top, right corner. There’s that drop-down menu. Click on “Embed Tweet”.

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Here is what you’ll see. Select and copy the html code.

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STEP TWO:

Open a post. Switch to “text” view. Paste the code. Hmm…there’s a bunch of html stuff there I don’t understand. *shrugs*

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STEP THREE:

Let’s switch to “visual” view and see what happens… There they are! Except, erm, they look different. Click “Preview”.

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No worries! When you preview, they look the same.

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Embedding has a few more options and benefits but, for the sake of brevity (and for those who don’t play well with html), these are two ways to get a tweet into a WordPress post. Pick one, have fun, and tweet on.

Tune in tomorrow, Same Bat-Time, Same Bat-Channel, for my follow-up post on embedding tweets. What they are and why you want to use them.

And…here it is: Why You Should Embed Tweets in Your Blog Post (the what and why of embedding tweets)

Happy blogging days, my friends.

 

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74 thoughts on “How to Embed Tweets in Your Blog Post

  1. Thanks, Sarah. I have seen you embed tweets in your posts before but haven’t tried it myself. I didn’t realise how easy it is. Thanks for showing. Now I just need to find a reason. Hmmm.

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      • Lol, I haven’t used them on my blog. I use them to share on Facebook. On my blog I use ‘clicktotweet’, a plugin, although I admit I keep forgetting to add them in these past few months. Lol, I’m so bad. πŸ™‚ ❀

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      • I knew what you meant, I just thought I’d look to see if you started using them on your blog, too. Oh, I love the “click to tweet”. I don’t usually have anything worth, you know, clicking to tweet. πŸ˜‰ Not on my blog, anyway. You do. Start using it again! I command you! *waves arms around* (Did that work?) πŸ’–

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    • I agree. I find Twitter has its issues, like any social media, but it is, on the whole, pretty straightforward. Unless they change something. Which they often do. So maybe I’m just used to it. Some of the other platforms really confuse me. Embedding tweets definitely has its perks (and I’m seeing it more and more in news articles online). Thanks!

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  2. Okay wait WHAT this is WAY cool, but I’m exhausted and got confused so I am adding this to my feed and coming back I might even stick it in my newsletter it’s a pretty cool tip and I have learned something ❀

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    • It’s really cool, actually. I see so many of these posts and it’s so easy, figured I’d share. I see embedded tweets on websites and blogs and have been seeing them a lot in online news articles. The key is the interactive piece. It’s pretty awesome people can interact with a tweet without ever having to go to Twitter (unless they want to ). Hope it’s helpful and feel free to put it in your newsletter. Could be a useful tip. πŸ™‚ ❀

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  4. Very useful , Sarah! I thought it was going to be massively complicated, but doesn’t look it. I’m bound to cock it up somehow! πŸ˜† Defo gonna give this a try. Thank you!
    Hope you’re keeping well. Have you got any plans for the summer?

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    • It’s so not complicated. Really, it’s three steps and done. You won’t mess it up. You won’t. Give it a try and let me know. I’m keeping alright. Keeping my head above water, that is. And barely. Plans? Not drowning, for starters. πŸ˜‰ ❀ Hope you're doing well.

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