It’s said that using the new official tweet button from twitter is more quicker and safer way of retweeting about your favorite stuffs on web. :) This post helps you to add the new tweet button to a self-hosted or a wordpress.com blog.

Adding Tweet Button to Self Hosted WordPress

  1. Go to Appearance menu – Editor – single.php
  2. Search for
    <?php the_content(); ?>

    and replace it with the following code

    <div style=”float:right; padding-left:4px;”><a href=”http://twitter.com/share” class=”twitter-share-button” data-count=”vertical” data-via=”shafar“>Tweet</a><script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”></script></div>
    <?php the_content(); ?>

    (Replace shafar with your twitter username)

  3. Save the template.

Adding Tweet Button to WordPress.com blog

To enable the button on your wordpress.com blog, go to Appearance – Extras – and select the Show a Twitter Tweet Button on my posts option.

Tweet and Enjoy!