Thank you for using Retweet Anywhere for WordPress.
Retweet Anywhere for WordPress is a nice and easy way to allow your readers to instantly retweet your blog posts through their Twitter accounts. It uses the slick Twitter @Anywhere bundle which works through OAuth and never requires your readers to input their Twitter names or passwords.
The plugin is customizable, URLs could be shortened through bit.ly, the retweet format is defined by the blog administrator. Visitors can modify the tweet text before actually sending it to Twitter, allowing them to add hashtags or addressing somebody in particular.
- Easy to install
- Customizable message format
- Shortcodes or manual PHP integration
- Bit.ly shortened links
- Customize Facebox, fading background, etc, super fancy!
- Includes an awesome customizable retweet widget!
- Implement the RT button in your text widgets
- On-going development
- Literally anywhere!
Download link, changelog, FAQs and other notes are located in the wordpress.org database. Retweet Anywhere is officially hosted and maintained at the WordPress.org plugin database, contributors are welcome. Updates and support is available through WordPress.org as well. I also like when people with accounts vote it up ;) thanks!
Where do I get a Twitter API key?
The Twitter API key is one assigned to your Twitter applications. Go ahead and Register a new Twitter @Anywhere Application. Make sure that the Callback URL matches your blog’s domain name and Access type is Read and Write.
After your app has been register just copy your API key from the application profile in Your Apps.
Retweet Message Format
This option specifies how the pre-defined text in your retweet box will be formatted. Use %s to shot the post title and %l to show the link. Here are a few examples:
%s %l– My Brand New Blog Post http://example.org
Reading: %s– Reading: My Brand New Blog Post
%s %l (via @kovshenin)– My Brand New Blog Post http://example.org (via @kovshenin)
Additionally you can use the
retweet-anywhere shortcode to implement retweet functionality inside your posts, anywhere in your text! You can also override the standard settings any time by specifying them as arguments. For instance, if your settings are set to the standard retweet button and your format is, say
RT @kovshenin %s %l, try this code in your post:
Please [ retweet-anywhere html="retweet this post" format="Reading: %s %l /by @kovshenin" ]
See what I mean? It’s literally anywhere! You can also use the
title attribute to override the default tweetbox heading.
Retweet Anywhere with PHP
This is even simpler! Just make sure you’re inside your loop when calling the retweet_anywhere() function:
if (function_exists("retweet_anywhere")) retweet_anywhere();
Retweet Anywhere.. What About Sidebar Widgets?
No problem. You have two options here. One is to use the Retweet Anywhere Widget, which you can find in your Appearance section in the admin panel. All settings are self-explanatory. Second option is to use the shortcode in your text widgets. All you have to do is enable the widgets shortcode in the plugin settings and use the twitter-anywhere shortcode in your standard text widgets. Voila!