Every time you post a new article, you have a meta box where you can specify the post name as it will be tracked for your Google Analytics reports. Based on the value that you insert into this box, the plugin will add a Twitter button at the beginning of your post which will contain the post title, a custom text and it will also display the URL built using your preferences. The link is built using Google URL Builder tool. The links are encoded & shorten using the bit.ly v3 API.
- Replace constants at the beginning of
url_twitter.phpfile with your own values related to Twitter Account, Google Campaigns and Bitly API keys.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Does the plugin affect the article content inside the database?
No, the plugin does not affect the content of an article into the database. It displays the button and it creates the entire twitter message while WordPress loads the article content.
Contributors & Developers
“Google URL Builder::Twitter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.
Interested in development?
Version 1.0: – there are no known bugs – the constants inside the
url_twitter.php file are easy configurable – solved bit.ly url encode possible problems
Version 0.3: – added constants for easier edits
Version 0.2: – was added support for bit.ly services