How to Follow on Twitter Widget for WordPress

WordPress is a content management system that allows you to create blogs and websites on the Internet. Widgets are codes or small applications you can place on your WordPress sidebars to provide more features and functions for your visitors. You can create an official Twitter follow widget using the code provided from the Twitter website and place it on your WordPress site. This allows Twitter users to click an image linked to your Twitter account, where they can follow your Twitter posts.


  1. Get Twitter Code

    • 1

      Log into the Twitter website and navigate to the Twitter Resources page.

    • 2

      Click the "Follow Buttons" image.

    • 3

      Click the button design you would like to use. A pop-up box will appear with the Twitter widget code highlighted.

    • 4

      Right-click the highlighted text and select "Copy."

    Create Twitter Widget

    • 5

      Log into your WordPress dashboard using your administrator account.

    • 6

      Click "Appearance" in the left menu, then click the "Widgets" submenu to go to the WordPress widget configuration page.

    • 7

      Click the arrow next to the widget area name, such as "Left Sidebar," "Right Sidebar" or "Primary Widget Area." A list of existing widgets will display below the widget area name.

    • 8

      Click the "Text" widget in the widget bank on the left side of the screen, then drag it under the widget area name. A new text box area will appear in the widget area.

    • 9

      Type a name for the Twitter widget if you would like to display a name above your widget. You can leave this blank if you only want to display the image.

    • 10

      Right-click inside the text box, then click "Paste." A copy of the Twitter widget code will appear.

    • 11

      Click "Save" to complete the widget installation. When you view your WordPress site, you will now see the Twitter follow widget.

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