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Twitter ReTweet

Simple plugin used for a complex purpose: ReTweet custom links on specific blog pages/posts.

This plugin is really easy to use. There are a few simple steps that must be taken prior to installing the plugin:

  1. Fill in the Profile ('/wp-admin/profile.php') field 'Nickname' with your Twitter username. This allows us to bypass any custom database modifications. Hey, it's there - why not use it?
  2. Each post that you would like to utilize the custom ReTweet link must have a 'custom field' called retweet_url. It is through the use of this custom field that we are able to dynamically pull the encoded URL related to each post. If you don’t fill in this custom field for a post, then the ReTweet link will be absent from that post and the plugin will degrade without a hitch.
  3. If you’d like to style the link (perhaps you want to use a CSS image rollover instead of a plain Jane link), the CSS class is reTweetPost.

Once you’ve completed the aforementioned steps, follow these step by step instructions to activate the plugin:

  1. Move the 'twitter-retweet' folder into your 'wp-content/plugins' directory and upload to your remote server
  2. Login to your WordPress account
  3. Navigate to the 'Plugins' section or go directly to '/wp-admin/plugins.php'
  4. Activate the 'Twitter ReTweet' plugin
  5. Copy and paste the following code into the desired template(s) (we use the single.php template); the code should be placed within the WordPress loop:

    <?php if(function_exists('twitterReTweet')) {
            echo twitterReTweet();
        }?>
    
  6. Save and upload the modified template file(s)

  7. If you’ve done everything correctly, then you should see the ReTweet link on the pages/posts that have the 'retweet_url' custom field filled in. The link, when clicked, will fill the following information into the visitor’s Twitter.com status box (they will need to click the 'Update' button to post it): 'RT @username: Post Title - hyperlink'. Our real world example is located beneath the author box of this post.

Requires: 2.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.7
Last Updated: 2009-2-11
Downloads: 8,894

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