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Couple of more options to configure Easy Retweet Plugin

I am getting lot of positive feedback for my Easy Retweet WordPress Plugin and I am really very happy about it. It is really a great feeling to know that the code you wrote is liked by other people.

New Features

Getting back to the Plugin, I have added two more options to it so that you can have fine grain control over how the button it is displayed in your posts. They are

  • You can now customize the text that is displayed in button. This will be particularly useful if you are running a non English WordPress blog.
  • You can now choose whether you want the button to appear in the home page or not.


The following is the screenshot of the admin UI with the new features.



You can download the latest version of the Plugin from the Plugin’s homepage.


Please keep the feedback coming and if you want me to add any new features or find a bug, please leave a comment.

PS: BTW today my blog has got the highest number of visits per day in its entire history of existence for the past 5 years and more than 50% of the traffic was to the Easy Retweet Plugin. 🙂

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Adding retweet buttons for WordPress posts

One of the recent trends in the blogsphere is to display the retweet or “tweet this” button on your pages together with the number of times they were retweeted. There are lots of ways and services to do it and each of them have their own pros and cons.

Recently John Resig released a pure JavaScript solution for adding retweet buttons to your pages. It uses Bit.ly JavaScript API, has no dependencies and is totally unobtrusive.

Like my previous Geo Mark WordPress Plugin, I converted his excellent JavaScript solution into a WordPress Plugin called Easy Retweet, so that it can be used in WordPress without making many changes to the theme.

Plugin Usage

You can download the Plugin from the Plugin’s home page. There are two ways you can add the retweet button, the automatic way and the manual way.

Automatic way

Install the Plugin and choose the type and position of the button from the Plugin’s settings page.

Easy Retweet WordPress Plugni settings

Manual way

If you want more control over the way the button should be positioned, then you can manually call the button using the following code.

if (function_exists('easy_retweet_button')) {
	echo easy_retweet_button();


Try out the Plugin and let me know your thoughts. The Plugin is still in the early stages of development and I will add more features based on the feedback.

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