Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable On Twitter

July 16, 2016


You have written a supertastic blog post and it’s gone live. People are reading it… yay! They are commenting… great!



Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable On Twitter



But then you start to wonder why no one is sharing it on twitter. They don’t want it in their feed, you convince yourself, going back to the drawing board to write something even more exciting that perhaps will be the breakthrough post you need. But wait… the Linky Hosts are asking you to make your posts shareable… where are your buttons they frantically ask? Whatever do they mean you wonder.


When was the last time that you checked your settings? Hold on… did you say never? Here is how to make your blog posts more shareable on twitter by adjusting your settings within your blog site builder. Don’t worry, this is a very easy fix that can be done in a couple of minutes.


*This tutorial is for those using WordPress. Sorry to anyone who is using another platform!



Let’s Change Those Settings


-First things first, log into your WordPress dashboard. Now look for the ‘Settings’ button in the side menu. Got it? Click it!


Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable On Twitter




-You should now see a list of options in the side menu under ‘Settings’. Look for ‘Sharing’ and click that.


Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable On Twitter




-Have a quick read of the page you have opened called ‘Sharing Settings’. Ignore the first bit and head down to the ‘Sharing Buttons’ section. If your sharing buttons (these appear under your post) are not enabled, then do this now and save, save, save! OK… you are almost done.


Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable On Twitter




-Go down the page a bit more and you will see a box which says ‘Twitter Site Tag’ this is where you need to add in your twitter handle…. i.e. for me this would be @3_LittleButtons. Got it? Save it.


Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable On Twitter



And that’s it…. you are done.


Now, how easy was that? Go check out your blog and you will see that not only do your posts have sharing buttons, but if you click on the all-important Twitter Sharing Button, when it brings up that little pop-up box with the tweet.. it will state via YOU. Perfect.


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Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable On Twitter


83 responses to “Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable On Twitter”

  1. I went and checked mine after reading this and I didn’t even have them activated, how bad is that! I use Sumo Me for my share buttons so I’ve just never bothered, but it can’t hurt to have another right. They are now activated, thank you 🙂

  2. I’ve just done this. I had the buttons enabled but hadn’t added my Twitter handle. Thank you!

    • Annette, 3 Little Buttons says:

      Fab! I think not having a twitter handle in there can put people off sharing, as you then have to go hunting to find out what the authors handle is. x

  3. Brilliant post Annette! I love that you’ve added drawings too – makes it so user friendly! Hope you don’t mind but I’ve added a link to this post to my scheduled #FartGlitter host post as it can make sharing that bit trickier if the right sharing buttons aren’t there. Dawn x

  4. Thanks for this – I had my sharing buttons enabled but hadn’t added my Twitter username!

  5. Hey Annette, really like how you’ve structured this post. Also love the drawings you’ve added here, they are class, fair play. Can I ask what platform did you use for the drawings? I really like it and want to use it!!

  6. karen says:

    Like this post. Love the drawings. Setting this up in wordpress is so easy. Its people on blogger and using lots of different apps like shareaholic too that are struggling. Its great sharing others people posts, even better when they know about it! #fartglitter

  7. Thanks for the tips! #fartglitter

  8. wendy says:

    Great tutorial. I didn’t have my share buttons on for soo long, like over a year! I have them set up properly now and have noticed more people sharing my stuff 🙂 xx #Fartglitter

  9. Helena says:

    It’s lovely to learn things and I’m sure all those who read this and are on wordpress will appreciate this post.#FartGlitter

  10. Kaye says:

    Fab tutorial! I think people forget that they need to make it as easy as possible for others to share. #dreamteam

  11. I was literally following your instructions and checking my website at the same time. SO great, especially with the drawings. Perfect for mummies dummies like me! Thanks for that. It was all good for me, but I am sure it will help many people. #DreamTeam

  12. Pretty sure mine is activated. Goes to check…. #dreamteam

  13. Thank you so much for posting such a helpful article hun. I am off to check mine is all correct now xx #dreamteam

  14. Keep the tips coming! Ours is activated…but still looking for ways to make our blog more ‘sharetastic’ #dreamteam

  15. David Mellor says:

    Great advice! I’m such novice when it comes to WordPress I had no idea about these particular settings so I’m off to check mine now. Thanks for sharing.
    Potty Adventures

  16. So easy to follow and I love your cute illustrations too! Thank you for sharing for #DreamTeam

  17. Lisa says:

    Great tips!
    I had no idea how to do this!

  18. I am still trying to work out how to use twitter properly!

  19. Emma says:

    Brilliant post. I only realised that my email me link wasn’t set up properly the other day. Eeeeeks! #dreamteam

  20. Thanks Annette, I checked mine just to make sure I had it set up correctly. Phew, it’s okay, but I’ll bet there are folks out there who need to make these adjustments. Love the illustrations. #DreamTeam

  21. Not adding the Twitter handle seems to be a common mistake. Even I made that mistake before! #DreamTeam

  22. Oh this is such a missed trick by many – someone brought it to my attention recently too! Great post though and I bet many will be thanking you! #DreamTeam

  23. blabbermama says:

    Going to check mine now- I think mine are all good but I’m starting to doubt myself! Super helpful post!

  24. Rach says:

    Great post – I went and checked my stuff as I followed this and it was so easy to do. This will be so helpful to many bloggers #dreamteam

  25. Oh wow I had no idea about this!! I will go and check my settings now and sort it! Thank you for sharing this and for hosting #dreamteam

  26. Jo says:

    Thank you so much for this – its great to get easy to use and practical advice for those pesky blogging problems. #DreamTeam

  27. Great tips! I’m off to double check my handle now on the sharing menu! Xx #DreamTeam

  28. Sonia says:

    Thanks! Though I was there with Twitter, I hadn’t activated Pinterest which is the latest social media that I’m trying to get to grips with!! Still don’t know my way around the dashboard! #fartglitter

  29. Geraldine says:

    There is absolutely so much to learn with blogging! the list is endless. Thanks for this tutorial #DreamTeam

  30. fab you make it so easy! Love the drawings too!! #dreamteam

  31. Oh I really wish you could explain every technical issue I have with your amazing drawings – it would make IT stuff a dream 🙂 I shall know who to come to for any future issues. Thank you for sharing – mine are all enabled, but it’s always worth checking and I was surprised because generally I’m crap at this stuff! Alison x #DreamTeam

  32. As a fellow linky host, i too would love People to check they have their handles in their sharing buttons. I contacted my button hosts as I didn’t know how to do it and they helped. Thank you for hosting #DreamTeam

  33. Ah this sounds so super helpful, now if only someone would write one for those of us on blogger! #dreamteam

  34. I only just sorted this out on my blog last week – I had just gone self-hosted and was a bit lost, but it seems to be working now. Happy sharing! #DreamTeam

  35. Such a simple helpful article. Read it before and updated my settings as you explained, so now I’m all ready for #DreamTeam

  36. Useful info. I only just did this today and hope ive got it right! Thanks for sharing and for the link up! #dreamteam

  37. Lisa Savage says:

    I already had this switched on, but I checked it just to be on the safe side! Thanks! #DreamTeam

  38. Thank you!

    I am very new to blogging and had wondered how to do that! You have been a great help. This is my first #DreamTeam link up and it has helped me out lots!

  39. This is a fab post – I went and found alternative sharing buttons as I couldn’t find where to add my twitter handle! Thanks for hosting with me x #dreamteam

  40. emma says:

    super useful -thanks for sharing. I had checked mine recently and was all set but it’s amazing how many posts I go to share and there is no tiwtter handle :/ #DreamTeam

  41. Lou says:

    THANK you so much for sharing this as it came up this week when Justsayingmum wanted to share one of my posts and I was not sure what to do!!! That is fab will be doing it! X #dreamteam Lou at

  42. Really helpful! I am using a different platform but my son have his own blog on wp and he always ask me to do things for him but I just dont know how to! #dreamteam

  43. I love you for this post! Now everything can be shared AND everything will automatically be shared on social media, how amazing! #dreamteam

  44. Jenn says:

    I finally sstarted to use my twitter account in the last couple days, now to get it working on my site!

  45. Fab how to post! So clearly and simply written and explained. Very handy for new and im sure even some more seasoned bloggers 😉 Emily #DreamTeam

  46. Brilliant! If only I had wordpress, I’m off to check my blogger settings right now! #DreamTeam xx

  47. I think I tried doing this a while back but it didn’t work. Love the drawings as usual. Total illustration envy.

  48. I had to double check to make sure mine was showing after reading this. Thankfully I am on a .com site and they did it for me but will need to be something I will have to check when going self hosted!! Thanks for hosting #TheDreamTeam xx

  49. This is a great little post with some really useful information. Made me rush over to my settings to make sure everything was in order. Thanks for the heads up! #ablogginggoodtime

  50. A very useful tip – I saw another post like this recently from Karen of Two Tiny Hands I think it is uber important to include your handle!

    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

  51. This is very useful, my Hubby helps maintain the blog with me and he occasionally posts which is really helpful for me since he is the technology guru in our family! I’d be lost without him and would rely solely on these types of posts. So thank you! Now I can do this myself and surprise him.

  52. I followed your advise but under my sharing options, it about automating my post to share out to social media platforms. Maybe it is different depending on theme? Mich x #BloggerClubUK

  53. Louise says:

    Luckily mine were already on, but it does help having posts like this as I am sure there are many people who don’t know about this! #KCACOLS #BloggerClubUK

  54. Just checked my settings after reading your post! Really handy guide and reads really clearly for anyone who isn’t tech-savvy! 🙂


  55. Such a good post for first time bloggers! Easy for those just coming to terms with all the technical jargon

  56. Lydia C. Lee says:

    I’m constantly getting in trouble for not having share buttons on my travel blog. But after a series of coding issues I’ve all but given up…I really must get on to it!! (that’s the reason I’ve stopped using the badges – it shut my pages down??) Anyway, great post and great advice! #Dreamteam

  57. I use a plugin for my sharing buttons which recently randomly stopped including my tag despite it being right in the settings, very annoying but seems to have resolved itself now. #dreamteam

  58. A lovely guide to sharing buttons beutifully explained. #DreamTeam

  59. Good one, yup, it’s often the simple things that can make a big difference 🙂 #dreamteam

  60. Kate Holmes says:

    Love the common sense, the concise way you put things and the drawings #DreamTeam

  61. I don’t use wordpress but now I am curious to know if I am OK and will check it out. Thanks!

  62. Very useful tip – thank you! Mine are activated but not very obvious, so I think I need to make it a bit easier for people to share. #DreamTeam

  63. Sarah-Marie says:

    This is a brilliant tutorial and I love the illustrations! #DreamTeam

  64. Jennie says:

    Great advice – thanks for sharing!

    Jennie linking up for the #DreamTeam

  65. Heather Keet says:

    Thank you for the walk-through, it makes me so sad when bloggers don’t enable easy sharing buttons – they’re missing out on so much! #DreamTeam

  66. Kirsty Hall says:

    Great tips there Annette. It is always a shame when I can’t easily share our #DreamTeam peeps posts

  67. Crummy Mummy says:

    Love your little line drawings – super helpful! #DreamTeam

  68. Tracey Carr says:

    It’s brilliant advice Annette because it is all those little things that really matter when it comes to blogging. The small details that you don’t often realise are so important but they help you along your way! My husband helped me a lot in this department, otherwise I would have been completely lost. I needed advice like yours! #dreamteam

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