BNS Twitter Follow Button

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A widget to allow you to set the parameters of the Twitter Follow Button found here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/followbutton. This widget also creates a shortcode that can be used in posts and pages. Also to note, each instance of the shortcode or widget can use a different Twitter name so you can have multiple Twitter accounts listed on your website. Includes support of languages for the Follow Button using the two letter ISO-639-1 language code for English (en), French (fr), German (de), Italian (it), Spanish (es), Korean (ko) and Japanese (ja).

Download

Latest version: Download BNS Twitter Follow Button v0.3.7 [zip]

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload bns-tfbutton.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate through the ‘Plugins’ menu.
  3. Place the BNS Twitter Follow Button widget appropriately in the Appearance | Widgets section of the dashboard.
  4. Set options to personal preferences.

– or -

  1. Go to ‘Plugins’ menu under your Dashboard
  2. Click on the ‘Add New’ link
  3. Search for bns-twitter-follow-button
  4. Install.
  5. Activate through the ‘Plugins’ menu.
  6. Place the BNS Twitter Follow Button widget appropriately in the Appearance | Widgets section of the dashboard.
  7. Set options to personal preferences.

Reading this article for further assistance: http://wpfirstaid.com/2009/12/plugin-installation/

Shortcode: bns_tfbutton

Parameters are very similar to the plugin …

  • ‘title’ => __(”)
  • ‘twitter_name’ => ”, // No @ symbol needed
  • ‘show_count’ => false
  • ‘button’ => false, // Blue
  • ‘text_color’ => ‘186487’, // No # symbol needed
  • ‘link_color’ => ”
  • ‘width’ => ‘300px’
  • ‘align’ => ”, // Left aligned
  • ‘lang’ => ” // default English

NB: Use the shortcode at your own risk!

FAQ

Q. Where can I get support for this widget?
A. Please note, support may be available on the WordPress Support forums; but, it may be faster to visit http://buynowshop.com/plugins/bns-ftbutton/ and leave a comment with the issue you are experiencing.

Q. Can I use this in more than one widget area?
A. Yes, this plugin has been made for multi-widget compatibility. Each instance of the widget will display, if wanted, differently than every other instance of the widget.

Q. How can I style the plugin output?
A. Yes, more to follow … or read this page: http://dev.twitter.com/pages/follow_button

Changelog

0.3.7

  • Released November 2014
  • Set widget.js location to protocol agnostic
  • Cleaned up code
  • Improved i18n textdomain references
  • Changed tags to more simple references to plugin functionality

0.3.6

  • Released September 2013
  • Corrected “undefined index” issue for the lang parameter

0.3.4

  • Released May 2013
  • Version number compatibility update

0.3.3

  • Released February 2013
  • Added code block termination comments
  • Moved all code into class structure

0.3.2

  • Documentation updates
  • Remove load_plugin_textdomain as redundant

0.3.1

  • Documentation updates
  • Code format updates and clean-up
  • Added license reference to ‘readme.txt’

0.3

  • released November 2011
  • confirmed compatible with WordPress 3.3
  • added PHPDoc style documentation
  • added i18n support using bns-tfb text domain
  • added WordPress version check for compatibility
  • general code clean-up

0.2

  • added support of languages for the Follow Button using the two letter ISO-639-1 language code
  • languages supported: English (en); French (fr); German (de); Italian (it); Spanish (es); Korean (ko); and, Japanese (ja).
  • updated readme (this file) with corrections to shortcode usage / parameters

0.1.1

  • update to readme.txt file (typos and corrections)

0.1

  • Initial Release – working beta version
  • released June 1, 2011

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