How To Add Your Twitter Username to Your WordPress Blog

Until recently, Twitter was my biggest social media referrer account. Over the time I’ve been using it, I’ve had vast amounts of traffic to my blog from it.

I love sharing blog posts on all the social media platforms I use and am always delighted when I see social media sharing buttons at the bottom of blog posts. However, when it comes to clicking on the Twitter sharing button on some blogs, I’m always surprised that the blogger has not linked their Twitter account to their blog. There are two reasons why this may happen.

1. The blogger does not have a Twitter account. 

I often wonder why the Twitter sharing button is there if a blogger does not have a Twitter account. I agree that the post can still be shared without the author of the post having an account, but I tend not to share the post if I see ‘@wordpressdotcom’ at the end of a tweet I’m about to share. If you don’t have a Twitter account, but do have the Twitter sharing button at the bottom of your posts, then please consider opening an account. You need never use the account but other bloggers are more likely to share your posts on Twitter when your Twitter username appears in a tweet.

2. The blogger has not added their Twitter username to their blog.

If you do have a Twitter account and ‘@wordpressdotcom’ is appearing at the end of your tweets then you’ve probably not added your Twitter username to your blog. To add your Twitter username, go to the dashboard of your blog and click on –

WP Admin

Settings

Sharing

You’ll end up on the following page. This is the page where you can view all the sharing buttons that appear at the bottom of all your blog posts.

#bloggingtips #twitter #socialmedia #WordPress

In the box next to ‘Twitter username to include in tweets when people share using the Twitter button’, enter your Twitter username and ensure you click the ‘save’ button at the bottom of the page.

Your Twitter username will now appear at the end of all tweets that other bloggers share on Twitter.

Remember what I said earlier. Once you open a Twitter account, you need never use it again (unless, of course, you want to share the posts of other bloggers).

Please feel free to ask any questions about the above. I’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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83 thoughts

    1. That’s a question for the company who you use to self-host your blog, Denzil. It could be something to do with a plugin or even a bug on the theme you use. It’s always worth checking it out with your provider.

  1. Hugh, you might recall that Twitter and I have a love/hate relationship. I let my account lay dormant for months and then pop in when I remember. It still confuses me on a good day!! 🙂 I’m keeping your advice in mind and when i’m ready to face off with Twitter again, I’ll definitely use it! 🙂 Thanks!!!

    1. The best advice I can give on Twitter is to make it work for you, not you work for it, Kat. I use ‘Buffer’ where I can schedule up to 10 tweets. The only problem is because it’s the free version, I have to remember to keep topping up the tweets. Which reminds me. I must do that now. 😂

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