New Twitter Follow Button enables visitors to instantly follow you on Twitter in a single click without leaving your website. Twitter’s answer to the Facebook “Like” button, use this new option to increase your Twitter following.
How to Create Your Unique Twitter Follow Button
Create your customized button in just a few minutes using the Twitter Follow Button Generator.
First, type your Twitter username into the form. Next, select the background color of the button. Then, indicate if you want to show your follower count or not. The last step is to select your language preference.
Adding the Twitter Follow Button to Webpage or WordPress site
You can also add the Twitter Follow Button to your WordPress site using a shortcode according to the WordPress website.
What about WordPress plugins? The button is integrated into the Twitter Widget plugin. I expect most Twitter and social media plugin developers to add the button as an option in the next few days.
How It Works
To follow you on Twitter, visitors simply click the button. Visitors can also preview your profile before deciding to follow you by clicking on your username next to the follow button.
Twitter Follow Button Tutorial
OK, time for action:
(1) To see how it works, click the button to follow me instantly on Twitter: Follow @mavenaire
(2) Create your own button: Twitter Follow Button Generator
NOTE (05/31/11; 11:30PM): generator is not working for me with Firefox, great on Safari and Chrome.