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    Question Complete twitter n00b needing help ....

    Hey folks, I have created a twitter account and already have one person following ... yay me or jeez I suck.

    Couple of questions.

    1. How do you get the "follow me on twitter" thing happening on your site, using php. Is there a standard code block or something to use?

    2. In Invision forum software you can click a twitter icon and it will throw a "tweet" onto your twitter account for the post you have clicked the icon on. Anyone know how to get that happening on standard web pages?

    Maybe asking in the wrong place here
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    and here I was hoping you'd be asking how to get more followers.

    1. that's just a simple html image/text&css with a link to your twitter page in most cases. Feel free to style it any way you want.

    2. The TweetMeme button is quite popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c2uk View Post
    and here I was hoping you'd be asking how to get more followers.

    1. that's just a simple html image/text&css with a link to your twitter page in most cases. Feel free to style it any way you want.

    2. The TweetMeme button is quite popular.
    Thanks for the reply, not entirely sure I like the tweetmeme process to be honest, anyway of cutting out the middle man?

    Trying out 1 currently
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    Okie dokie this seems to be working http://www.twittermysite.com/generate.html

    Have a nice button happening. Waiting on a workmate to see if it pops to where we think it should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salient View Post
    Okie dokie this seems to be working http://www.twittermysite.com/generate.html

    Have a nice button happening. Waiting on a workmate to see if it pops to where we think it should.
    (1) you don't like a middle man but you're ready to use one to replace a simple html link?

    (2) you don't have to use a middle man, it's just what most others do. you can create your own little tweet me button, just use some php magic to get the current URL in a link and then style that link, here's how the link to twitter needs to look like: http://www.geoffmanning.com/twitter/...tatus-message/ (also pay attention to the link below the article "Share the love, Tweet this article!!" - you might want to incorporate a URL shortener like bit.ly: http://davidwalsh.name/bitly-php
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    Quote Originally Posted by c2uk View Post
    (1) you don't like a middle man but you're ready to use one to replace a simple html link?

    (2) you don't have to use a middle man, it's just what most others do. you can create your own little tweet me button, just use some php magic to get the current URL in a link and then style that link, here's how the link to twitter needs to look like: http://www.geoffmanning.com/twitter/...tatus-message/ (also pay attention to the link below the article "Share the love, Tweet this article!!" - you might want to incorporate a URL shortener like bit.ly: http://davidwalsh.name/bitly-php
    As stated we are still mucking around with this stuff ergo are seeing the available resources etc.

    (1) Thought it might be a nice resource for someone to use. We are developing our own graphic with a horror theme naturally and a simple a link seems to be about what we want, "twitter us in hell" or something similar.

    (2) Surprised by the number of retweeting services out there really, guess we are talking the twitter market which seems to operate pretty much on the hand holding principle rather than going technical.

    Sorry writing this while watching a review copy of "The Descent 2", not released till 4th Aug here, hence very distracted. Juno is a senator's daughter ... wtf!!!!!
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