A Twitter Follow Badge For Your Blog

twitter follow badge

Besides the new Contact button decribed in the previous post, I’ve also added a hovering Twitter badge to the right margin of GeneaBloggers.  Using the Go2Web20.net site, here’s how you can get one for your blog:

  1. Visit the Go2Web20.net site.
  2. Enter your Twitter account name (without the @ symbol).
  3. Select from pre-set texts such as Follow Me, Follow Us, etc.
  4. Select a color for your badge.
  5. Select Left or Right for the horizontal placement.
  6. Enter the coordinates for the vertical placement.
  7. Click Update Code.
  8. Copy the HTML code and paste it before the </body> tag* in your blog template.

Once completed, visitors will click the badge and they’ll be taken to your Twitter page where they can follow you.

* For Blogger users, on your Dashboard click Edit, Layout and then Edit HTML.  The </body> tag will appear towards the bottom of the code.  Paste the Twitter badge code before the tag.

For WordPress users, on your Admin panel, go to Appearance and click Editor.  For most WordPress templates you will need to access the Header portion of the code (click Header in the right sidebar).  The </body> tag will appear towards the bottom of the code.  Paste the Twitter badge code before the tag.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.