Add Twitter Name to AddToAny WordPress Standalone Tweet

The standalone twitter button in the AddToAny Wordpress plugin doesn't @mention the owner of the blog. This tutorial will show you how to configure the plugin to @mention you when someone tweets an article.

If you’ve installed the AddToAny WordPress Plugin you may have noticed that the standalone twitter button doesn’t @mention the owner of the blog. By having your twitter name mentioned when people click the tweet button on your website, you can gain a lot of insight on who you readers are.

Heres how to add your Twitter name to your AddToAny standalone Twitter button:

  1. Navigate your your theme’s plugin’s folder and find the “add-to-any” folder.
  2. Open the add-to-any.php file.
  3. Find this line of code:
    'http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.html?
    url=' . $linkurl_enc . '&counturl=' . $linkurl_enc . '&
    count=horizontal&text=' . $linkname_enc, 100);
  4. After
    horizontal$amp;

    add

    via=YourTwitterName&
    
  5. Make sure your code looks like this except with your twitter name instead of AnsonAlex:
    'http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.html?
    url=' . $linkurl_enc . '&counturl=' . $linkurl_enc . '&
    count=horizontal&via=AnsonAlex&text=' . $linkname_enc, 100);

Anson Alexander

Anson Alexander is a blogger, author, SEO expert, teacher, and tech geek. As the founder of AnsonAlex.com, Anson works full time writing, editing, and producing content for his site and providing technical and business services to clients. He has a BS in international business and information systems from the University of Tampa. In his free time, Anson plays video games, enjoys nature, spends time at the beach, and loves to travel.

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