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Setup Tweetmeme Button On a Wordpress Blog

Recently I have described how I fixed a wrong setup of the tweetmeme button on my blog. I manually modified the blog template and I only mentioned briefly there is a Wordpress plugin for Tweetmeme.

Acknowledging Wordpress as the most popular blogging platform I need to follow up with a more detailed description of the Tweetmeme WP Plugin.

The installation and configuration is straightforward and shouldn't be a problem for anyone who has installed Wordpress on her hosting account successfully.

I provide some screenshots for your orientation.

Update Dec. 21, 2009: I made a screencam video of the procedure as well.

How To Setup A Tweetmeme Button On A Wordpress [HQ video] (↑)

Installation of the Wordpress Tweetmeme Plugin

You can download the plugin from Tweetmeme (↑) or directly install it with the Wordpress Admin Interface.

Add Plugin, Search for “tweetmeme”

Select the plugin from the list.

Review the description and install it.

After installing you need to activate and configure the plugin.

Activate the plugin

A new item — “Tweetememe” — appears in the left navigation bar at the bottom. Now it's time to configure it. (It's very easy.)

Settings for Tweetmeme

I used the default setting and only changed those below:
  • Source: johnfurst
  • URL shortener:

Using almost all default settings

Tweetmeme Button Successfully Installed

How long did this take?
4 minutes or less?
We are almost done.

Let's move the button to the left side…

I just want the button move the botton from the other side. All I need to do is to modify the Style.
  • Style for right side (default): float: right; margin:left: 10px;
  • Style for left side: float: left; margin-right: 10px;

The result looks fine.

Voilà, my twitter user and a shorter text. Perfect.

The plugin uses — behind the scenes — the HTML meta element and inserts a “tweetmeme-title” into the head section of the page with the title of the post. It drops the title of the blog to keep the retweet text string short.

<meta name="tweetmeme-title" content="Marketing Lesson From Sushi" />

There are additionally configuration options. Just play with them a little.

John W. Furst


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Anonymous on :


Hey, great plugin!

David on :


I like the Tweetmeme plugin alot. I'd like it even better if it left a tweetback, like a pingback for each person who tweets the post, giving them "credit for a comment".

Maybe someday...

John W. Furst on :


Then you might like ECHO. It brings the social media stream to your blog.

Check it out.



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