OK Its official the Tweetmeme has a potential competitor now! Backtype releases a Tweetmeme Retweet Button and trust me I’m now changing my allies and heading towards backtype. Number 1 reason is it is powered by backtweets and you can search your tweets related to your blog post with ease.( update- It looks like tweetmeme also allows to change the source of the tweets). Hit the retweet button and try this out!!
For wordpress installation please scroll down.
For Blogger Installation follow the given procedure.
Please login into your Blogger Dashboard > Layout > Edit HTML and check the “Expand Widget Templates” option.
Now as a precautionary measure please download your template so that you have an emergency backup if in case you create any errors
Show the number of times your posts have been linked on Twitter and let readers retweet
This widget uses BackTypeConnect to find all the links your posts receive on Twitter. It shows the number of tweets your blog post has, and lets users retweet it with ease.
This is the simplest way to display this widget:
Firstly Locate this code in your blogger template.
And then copy and paste the below code just above the data:post.body tag
You can also customise it using various parameters:
||Current URL||The URL to measure tweets for|
||Title of current page||The title of the page for retweets|
||Leading text for retweets|
||If tweets contain ‘(via @BackType)’|
||If links should be opened in new windows|
||Size of button (“large” or “small”)|
||Button background color (e.g. ‘FFFFFF’)|
||Button border color (e.g. ‘CCCCCC’)|
||Awe.sm API Key for custom URL shortener|
For example you can have a look at the code below
Instead of the above set of codes, paste the following for compact version.
tweetcount_url = ‘http://chethstudios.blogspot.com/2009/05/100-incredible-twitter-backgrounds.html/’;
tweetcount_title = ’100 Incredible Twitter Backgrounds’;
tweetcount_src = ‘RT @cheth:’;
tweetcount_via = false;
tweetcount_links = true;
tweetcount_size = ‘small’;
tweetcount_background = ‘FFFFFF’;
tweetcount_border = ‘CCCCCC’;
tweetcount_api_key = ’5c3bba3f5d77a46a13453091e36dc1cde4335e9299a1edeeaa3c31d193b33fda’;
FOR WORDPRESS USERS:
Tweetcount WordPress Plugin
Note: Backup your database before installing
1. Download the plugin
2. Unzip the plugin and upload the backtype-connect directory to /wp-content/plugins/
3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
4. Configure the plugin through the ‘Settings’ > ‘BackType Connect’ menu option
5. Click the ‘Enable’ button to start importing comments