Add TweetMeme Follow Button in Your Blog
By on February 24th, 2010

Tweetmeme has released a “Follow” button which lets you quickly add a “Follow me” link in your blog so that other people can start following your tweets.

The button works quite the same way as the “Retweet button”. Clicking the button opens a pop-up window which redirects to the Tweetmeme page of your profile. If someone is already following you on Twitter, he will be shown a “Following” status instead of “Follow”.

The button is available in three different sizes: standard, compact and basic.

tweetmeme-retweet-button

Adding the TweetMeme Follow Button in Your Blog

Adding the follow button in your blog is quite simple. Copy any one of the following codes and paste it in your blog template. Remember to replace “yourtwitterusername” with your Twitter user name.

The standard button: The standard button shows your profile image as well the follower count in text. The profile image is small but it’s the best option to choose from the lot.

code:

<script type="text/javascript">
tweetmeme_screen_name = 'yourtwitterusername';
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/follow.js"></script>

The compact button: The compact button saves space by just displaying the follow button and a small profile image of yours. Ideal placement would be just after the end of your post or in the navigation menu of your blog template.

code:

<script type="text/javascript">

tweetmeme_screen_name = 'yourtwitterusername';
tweetmeme_style = 'compact';
</script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/follow.js"></script>

The square button: The square button hides the follow button and shows a bigger profile image but I would recomend not to use it because it has a lesser “Appeal” when compared with it’s counterparts.

code:

<script type="text/javascript">

tweetmeme_screen_name = 'yourtwitterusername';
tweetmeme_style = 'square';
tweetmeme_size = '50';
</script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/follow.js"></script>

WordPress bloggers can get the Tweetmeme Follow plugin here.

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