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Twitter Follow Button Shortcode and Widget


Add the Follow Button to your website to increase engagement and create a lasting connection with your audience.

Using as a Widget

When “Twitter Follow Button Shortcode plugin” is activated a widget is also created with title ‘Twitter Follow Button’ you can use that widget to place follow button on blog sidebars.

Shortcode Syntax
[followbutton username=’twitter’ count=’true’ lang=’en’ theme=’light’]

[followbutton username=’yourusername’]

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Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.


ShortCode Syntax and guide

Shortcode Syntax
[followbutton username=’yourusername’ count=’true’ lang=’en’ theme=’light’]
{username} – Your twitter username or twitter account you want others to follow – please don’t include @ with username.
{count} – if true Show follower count, if false does not show follower count.
{lang} – default is english(en) use ISO standard two character language codes such as for french(fr).
{theme}= default is light – If you want to use dark theme use [followbutton username=’yourusername’ theme=’dark’].

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Contributors & Developers

“Twitter Follow Button Shortcode and Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.