UPDATED: How To Set Up Facebook and Twitter Links On Your Website
Here are links and directions to Twitter and Facebook graphical buttons and widgets for you to display on your site and blogs.
- Choose between a button or a widget here.
- A button will display an twitter icon with your choice of Tweet, Follow, Hashtag or Mention.
- If you want a widget, first select "My Website" in the left sidebar.
- Choose "Profile Widget", which will display a running scroll of your most recent Twitter posts to your Twitter page.
- Customize the look of your widget using the "Preferences", "Appearances" and "Dimensions" tabs.
- Once you're finished, click "Finish & Grab Code" at the bottom and skip to the "Adding the Code to Your Website" step below. The finished product should look similar to the example Twitter Widget to the right.
Facebook:Update: Facebook is always changing and with the switch to the new Open Graph API, the process for linking your website or blog to your business Facebook Page has also changed.
- Make sure you are logged in as an admin of your Page and go here.
- Change the appearance of your Page badge by clicking "Edit this badge" in the upper right of the page. It will look something like ours, to the right.
- Once you have your badge the way you want it, click save. Then generate the embed code by clicking on the type of blog or website you have (or selecting "other").
Like Button, Like Box and other Social PluginsAnother way to create a link between your Facebook Page and your website is through facebook's social plugins. Most of these require programming or coding knowledge to set up through Facebook's Open Graph. You can find Facebook's documentation on these objects here. If you need additional help, contact us online.
Adding the Code to Your WebsiteWith both Twitter and Facebook, you will be provided with a code for you to copy and integrate into your website. If you have a content management system or blog, it will be easy for you to simply log in and place the code where you want it. However, if you rely on a designer/developer to perform updates to your site, you will just have to email the code and tell them where you prefer to have your button or widget displayed.
What is the point of all of this? You built the communities, for a reason: to communicate with clients and potential clients. These links are on your site for all those on your site to see that you are readily available to answer questions and communicate in all forms of the Internet. The easiest way to get that point across is by displaying your participation on your website for all visitors to see.
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