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    I just want to add a Twitter follow me button to the sidebar. I don’t want to show number of followers or the Tweets. What do I do?

    I must be being stupid, all I can find are plug-ins which do far more than I want.

    When I try and create one using the Twitter site resources, it needs Java which I don’t want.


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  • Nicky again – I actually want what’s at the bottom of this page. I just want to put it in my sidebar with a width of 200 pixels.

    I want the same thing. Is it possible to get instructions for a code-clueless newbie? Twitter generates a code but I have no idea where to paste it… My blog is a self-hosted blog:



    I developed a simple plugin you can install which by copying a line of PHP from the settings page will allow you to show a ‘follow me’ button where ever you want on your website.

    The plugin is here:

    The code to echo a ‘follow me’ button is this:
    <?php echo get_followme(); ?>

    You just need to go to the settings page of the plugin and add you twitter username.

    If you want to go further it will let you show a twitter feed on your site. Really easy to use – hope this helps!

    Thanks for your response! I tried it but this was still too technical for me. However, I did figure out that if I go into Twitter they give you the code that you can copy and paste into the HTML of wherever you want to put it. I have to experiment with this further – e.g. how to add it to the sidebar, as opposed to on the main page but it worked. For those of you who are as low-tech as me, you need to click on HTML (instead of “Visual”) of your post, page etc. This will give you the html coding that sits behind the scene, then just paste it there.

    Easy, go to your Dashboard,
    > Settings,
    > Share buttons
    drag down the buttons you are interested in …
    I dragged the “Twitter”, “Facebook” and “Email” ones.

    > the style
    > and label
    > and save the changes.
    Just did it on my site and it works perfectly.

    Thank you for this tip! It worked. Would you also know how I can enable an option for blog readers to subscribe to my blog/be notified automatically of new posts? Much appreciated it if you could provide simple guidance as you did in your previous response!

    Super easy, at the end of the very same page, there’s the box to tick regarding the follow button, tick it ! The follow button will allow your readers to be notified automatically when a new post is published on your site. Check my site how the follow button works.

    Also checkout the “menu page”

    I don’t see this share buttons. I have the latest version of WP. What am I missing? Is there a certain plugin that you have that allows this?

    here’s the link, you just need to replace ‘NameOfYourBlog’ by the name of your blog and you’ll reach the page

    AHH. Yeah, that’s my mistake I thought you were talking about self-hosted installs.


    Same here. I have a self-hosted blog with WP. Looks like so much less is available than if WP is hosting your blog. Does anybody know how to enable this “notify me of new posts” option on a self-hosted blog? Hard to believe that it is not possible…

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