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 screenshots—you can click to enlarge them. Let’s get tweeting on our blogs.
Copy Link Option:
Choose the tweet you want. Click on the cute, little grey v-shaped thingy in the top, right corner.
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”.
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.)
Open a post and paste the copied link. You’ll be in “visual” view for this. Hey! There’s a tweet!
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:
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”.
Here is what you’ll see. Select and copy the html code.
Open a post. Switch to “text” view. Paste the code. Hmm…there’s a bunch of html stuff there I don’t understand. *shrugs*
Let’s switch to “visual” view and see what happens… There they are! Except, erm, they look different. Click “Preview”.
No worries! When you preview, they look the same.
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.
Happy blogging days, my friends.