Adding a Simple Retweet Widget to Your Site

03May09

While Twitter is speedily rising in popularity, companion or helper sites are springing up all over the place, and there are

This is how the retweet button looks when you hover over the link.

This is how the retweet button looks when you hover over the link.

already a few that collect the most retweeted updates, with options to retweet them yourself.

The two different types of buttons.

The two different types of buttons.

One of them is Tweetmeme. Tweetmeme offers a very simple and elegant retweet badge, similar to the “Digg this!” buttons (with current Digg counts) that are frequently plastered over blogs. The badge itself is only a small javascript include, which is exceptionally small for a widget so useful – it tallies up the number of retweets the page has (or any other page you specify) and then it allows you to contribute to that number by retweeting it yourself.) You should consider adding this to your site or blog because it would motivate and simplify the process of retweeting for twitterers – one click and you’re on the Twitter web site with your tweet already typed in – all you have to do then is click Update! These badges will probably soon start popping up all over the interwebz, so you won’t be able to get enough of them.

Detailed instructions on placing the widget on your site are here.

-Maximz2005 (follow me on Twitter!)

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2 Responses to “Adding a Simple Retweet Widget to Your Site”

  1. Hey, but WP.com doesn’t allow javascript! How’d you do that?

    • Unfortunately, it is currently impossible to add the Tweetmeme widget (as it has Javascript) to a WP.com blog – however, one alternative would be using the twitter button in this post.


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