Are you following the WordPress Recipes blog?    If not, you really should be! My fellow blogger and friend Jean-Baptiste Jung has created this blog to feature a number of “recipes” or code snippets. In addition to the content, he’s also got a great design that has been getting attention all throughout the blogosphere.

In his latest recipe, Jean explains how to add a “Send to Twitter” link to your blog, or what I prefer to call it, a “Tweet This!” link.   The idea is to add a link on your blog (usually below the content) that people can simply click to discuss the post on Twitter.

If you’d like to add a “Tweet This!” link to your blog, here is the code you’ll need:

<a href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Currently reading <?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="Click to send this page to Twitter!" target="_blank">Tweet This!</a>

I would think that this could potentially be another great way to fetch traffic, possibly even better than a “Digg This!” link or something else along those lines.

  1. Awesome, I had this idea too! I created Tweet This, a WP plugin, to do this. It shortens URLs in advance through Th8.us, TinyURL, or other services (you can choose).

    • Laura says:

      Is there a way to get tweet this into a wordpress.com blog? you can’t use plug ins on a .com blog.

  2. Missy@Net Media Blog says:

    I use Twitter daily and it is a great tool to network with other bloggers.

    I don’t think i’ve seen many re-tweets on Twitter from a blog though. I wonder how it looks. Maybe i’ve just not noticed. This brings up a good question.

    How does a re-tweet from a reader/visitor on Twitter look like?

    Hmmmn. Will have to find out.

    P.S. Jean from WPRecipes totally rocks. As Matt from WP says, “Code is Poetry”.

  3. Virginia Will by Andrew says:

    That’s some handy code! Thanks for the great tip.

    I think Twitter can definitely be an important marketing tool for bloggers. This helps that even more.

  4. jbj says:

    Many thanks to Kyle for the article, and to both of you for the comments!

  5. Markus says:

    I have done this with twitthis.com, where I can choose between some stauses. The code is:
    < a href="http://twitthis.com/twit?url=" title="Click to send this page to Twitter!" target="_blank" >Tweet This!

  6. Thanks for this. I’d rather have this than a plugin because it’s so simple.

  7. p@r@noid says:

    Sweet really helpful!

  8. AsceticMonk says:

    Thanks for this! I will be using this in my new blog theme.

  9. Gaurav says:

    hey thanks man.. i need this code….

  10. areisdesigns says:

    Thanks for this! I am adding to my blog now!

  11. Mario says:

    Thank you. This came in handy.

  12. J.D. Kalvin says:

    Thanks! This helped me sooo much!

  13. Ritu Rai says:

    This article makes it easy for me to insert retweet in my blog.

  14. BlogOfSport.Info says:

    It`s not working :((

  15. wahyoe says:

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  17. audiomind says:

    What WP template do you add this to if you want it to show up on every post?

  18. Juma says:

    It’s nice that the code is really simple to implement. Easier than facebook’s API.

  19. Gojeg says:

    Yeah,,it’s so simple to add tweet button to WP theme. ;D I like it!

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