Sharing Blog Posts to Twitter: Change the Plugin’s Default Twitter Handle to Yours

When sharing someone’s blog posts I enjoy giving credit where credit is due. However, I have noticed that many times the tweet does not include the author’s Twitter handle or if it does have a handle it’s the plugin’s.

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Here you can see how the plugin’s default Twitter handle automatically was tweeted when the post was shared, via @Shareaholic instead of via @YourTwitterHandle!

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When I have the time I visit their website, find their twitter handle, copy/paste and add it to the tweet. Not many people have the time to do that for every blog post.

Whether using Shareaholic or Digg Digg to name a few, you can add your author handle to your tweets by going to the plugin’s settings on your blog.

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Depending on the plugin that you use, you should find an area asking you to add the optional text at the end of your tweet. For example, on Shareaholic the location is “Configure Custom Tweet Template”.

Here is where you will add your twitter handle. Depending on your settings, your tweet should now include  via @YourTwitterHandle or by @YourTwitterHandle. Please note, Digg Digg already has the default via included so you only have to add your twitter handle. 

It should now look something like this!

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This will save me so much time when I visit your blog and share your posts! If you have any tips for other plugins that you are using, please share them with us in the comment section below!

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 Sharing Blog Posts to Twitter: Change the Plugins Default Twitter Handle to Yours Lisa Ladrido (49 Posts)

Lisa is an R.N. Mom Blogger and the author of Mom Blogger Buzz. She writes about Social Media, Personal Development, Blogging Tips, Travel, Family, Health and is currently writing her first book. She and her husband live in the Seattle area. They have 5 sons, 4 grandchildren and 5 furry four legged children!

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40 comments for “Sharing Blog Posts to Twitter: Change the Plugin’s Default Twitter Handle to Yours

  1. Giveaways 4 Mom
    June 20, 2013 at 5:09 AM

    Thanks for sharing these great tips.

    • June 20, 2013 at 5:40 AM

      Yes, it is something that I wish everyone would change! I appreciate you stopping by! Thank you!

  2. Gerry
    June 20, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Great info Lisa! Trying to find the plug-in settings on blogger …they don’t make it easy for you. If I locate it, I will make the changes!

  3. Carolyn
    June 21, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    Thanks, Lisa. This is a pet peeve of mine so I will be sharing this article. If people don’t include their Twitter ID’d automatically, they are missing out on shares!

    • June 21, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      You are so welcome Carolyn! I know it is one of mine as well. Thanks for sharing too!

  4. Ashley
    June 21, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    I use a plugin similar to this and think it works great! Makes it a lot easier than manually entering tweets every time you blog.

  5. Sue - The Spin Cycle
    June 23, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    LOVE this. I’ve been doing it the old-fashioned way that you first described…excited to give this trick a whirl! So glad to have “met” you on Sverve!

  6. September 1, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Thank you for this post! It saved me a ton of time by reading your article instead of searching through the plug-in!

    • September 3, 2013 at 10:53 AM

      I am glad it helped Angie! Thank you for visiting!

  7. Pam
    September 14, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Lisa! I really appreciate it!

  8. September 14, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    These are some great tips. I always go in and fix this setting right away because I like to receive credit for all of my work.
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    • September 14, 2013 at 6:17 PM

      I know me too. It’s so much easier on WP than Blogger though! Thanks for stopping in Maria!

  9. September 14, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    I try to add the @…when I can or just retweet the original.
    Great tips, thanks so much.
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  10. September 14, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    Great tip, that’s exactly what I did as soon as I installed the Shareaholic plugin as the handle was that of Shareaholic itself and I didn’t like that.
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  11. September 15, 2013 at 4:59 AM

    That’s grrrrreat! I was wondering if their was anything for blogger too?
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  12. September 15, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    I will try to find this in blogger. I am not sure it might be a little above my tech skills. I would love to figure it out though it would be a big help. Thanks for sharing.
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  13. September 15, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    I am planning on launching a Twitter account for my blog, so this is really helpful to know before I expand my marketing to this platform. Thanks for the tips! :)
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  14. September 15, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    I always include the twitter handle . It makes things more fun!
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  15. September 15, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    I almost always change the Twitter handle. It also notifies the original content owner that their post was just shared. :)
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  16. September 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    When I retweet I try and always have the posters handle there, I love when they tweet back!
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  17. September 15, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    I always try to put the author’s Twitter handle in as well! Like you said, give credit where credit is due!
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  18. September 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Wow I never thought about this. Thanks! I’ve not gotten much into using Twitter for my blog, other than just announcing a new post. I need to do more!
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  19. September 16, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    Thanks for the tips – I am figuring these things out the hard way, really…
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  20. June 24, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Holy cow! I never would have know how to do this (or how irritating it is for a reader) … thanks for this tip! I just fixed mine up :)

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