Many of us have a WordPress Blog and a Twitter Account, where we frequently put updates for our blogs with regards to new blog posts. Every time you write a new post in your blog, in order to update your Twitter with the same, normally you have to do the following steps
- Open your WordPress blog homepage
- Copy the newlycreated blog’s URL
- Open a URL Shortener like bit.ly or goo.gl
- Enter the URL for your newly created blog
- Get the shortened URL
- Shorten the Title Of your new blog-entry, if its too long
- Open your Twitter account
- Paste the Shortened blog-title along with shortened URL into “What’s happening?” text-box and press the Tweet Button.
So, You have finally tweeted about your new blog entry. Sigh…
Now that is some work. How about WordPress doing all this hard-work for you for free ??
Yes, you heard this right, WordPress allows its users to connect/link their Twitter Account to their WordPress Blogs, so that a tweet is sent automatically on your behalf, everytime you post a new entry to your blog.
Here are the steps on “How to link or connect your Twitter Account with yout WordPress Blog” and automatically update your twitter with any newly created blog posts.
Step 1. Go to My Account -> Global Dashboard, you end up with a page like the following
Step 2. Select “My Blogs” from the left side menu, which will lead you to a listingof all the blogs you are a member of
Step 3. Under the Publicize drop-down, you check the Twitter Box. It will open a Pop-up confirming your action and asking for your permission to authorize your WordPress account to connect with your Twitter account. You press the Authorize OK button
Step 4. It will go to Twitter URL and now Twitter will ask for your confirmation with regards to allowing your WordPress Account access to your Twitter account. You click on Allow
Step 5. It takes some time to complete and when it finally returns, you will again be at the Global Dashboard with a congratulatory message at at the top confirming the same that you have successfully connected your WordPress Blog with your Twitter account.
So next time you write a new blog-post, you don’t need to go to twitter for updates regarding your new blog-post. The moment you click “Publish” button , WordPress goes ahead and updates your Twitter status, as follows
So, enjoy the feeling of not tweeting about your new blog-posts any more 🙂