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How to use the Twitter 'Tweet Button' Widget

The Tweet Button will create a default message for your visitor to Tweet which will include your Title Tag for the page it is being displayed on and the usernames and hashtag you have specified in the setup of the widget.

In this guide we will look at the following:
Tweet button

How to create the Tweet Button
How to display the Tweet Button in a "Side Column Item"
How to display the Tweet Button on your "Site Footer"
How to display the Tweet Button on a page of your website
How to publish the changes to your live website

How to create the Tweet Button

To create the Tweet Button please follow the instructions below:

  1. Log in to your Create account
  2. Click on "Content" on the top menu.
  3. Click on "Widgets" on the left hand menu.
  4. Click on "Add New Widget".
  5. Scroll down to the "Tweet Button" widget and click "Add Widget".
  6. Set up the "Tweet Button" by giving the widget a name for your reference
  7. Enter the Twitter username you want to be included as default in the Tweet created by the button. This would usually be your Twitter username. If this is included the Tweet will tag you and appear in your Twitter mentions when you look on the Twitter platform. Add an additional Twitter username if you want to and a hashtag if you use one. These options are at your discretion if you need them and are not required for setup.
  8. Click "Save Changes". 

Tweet screen
Once you have created the Widget you can follow the instructions below to insert it into the area of your website where you want it to appear.

Please note that when a tweet is generated by clicking the 'Tweet' button, the page description that appears comes from that page's 'Title Tag'. You may want to consider shortening the Title Tag to ensure that the generated tweet isn't too long.

How to display the Tweet Button on your "Site Footer"

 To display the Tweet Button on your "Site Footer" please follow these steps:

  1. Click on "Content" on the Top Menu.
  2. Click on "Edit Site Footer" on the left hand menu.
  3. When the content editor appears, place your cursor where you would like the Tweet Button to appear and click the "Insert Widget" icon on the Editor Toolbar (this icon looks like a lightning bolt).
  4. Select the Widget from the drop-down list and click the "Insert Button". A grey holding box will then appear as shown in the screenshot below.
  5. Click the "Save Changes" button.

How to display the Tweet Button on a page of your website

 To display the Tweet Button on a page of your website please take a look at the instructions below:

  1. Log into your Create account

  2. Click Content on the top menu

  3. Click Edit This Page (the pencil icon) next to the page you would like to edit

  4. Click the Add Block button in the bottom left-hand corner

  5. From the drop-down menu, select Custom

6. You can then drag and drop the Custom Element content block onto the desired place on the page.

Once the Custom Element block has been added to the page, you can click the + icon and use the drop-down menu to select what content you would like to add to the page.

 

 

You’ll see you can select content including Widgets, HTML Fragments and Custom Forms, as well as combinations of other blocks such as Buttons, Headers, Images, Videos, Maps and Text.

A placeholder icon will be added to the page and if you click the Settings icon, you can specify exactly which widget or HTML fragment for example, that you would like to use. Click Done and then save your changes.

Your Tweet Button will then appear as below:

Button

Once you have added the Tweet Button to the places you want it to display on your website you will need to publish the changes to your live website.

How to publish the changes to your live website

 To publish the changes to your live website please do the following:

  1. Click on "Publish" on the Top Menu.
  2. Click on "Publish to Web".
  3. Click on the "Yes, Publish!" button
  4. Your changes will now appear live.