Tech Tips: Put a Twitter Badge on Your Page

By Bobby Martinez, Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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Photo by Alexander Shatov on Unsplash

Update: no longer exists. It is also important to note that the Twitter badge has since been dubbed the Verified badge.

Twitter is one of the hottest trends on the internet right now. For those of you not in the know, it’s what is called a microblogging service. It’s basically a page that stores any number of text updates, limited to 160 characters maximum. It’s almost like uploading SMS messages for everyone to see, allowing you to follow what your friends and acquaintances are up to 24/7.

You may have even seen little Twitter “badges” on people’s websites. These are little modular paces of code that will display your latest tweet right on your own webpage. It’s a pretty neat widget to have if you have a personal page, or own a business and want to keep your customers updated on your latest specials, but don’t want them to navigate away from your web page.

Putting a Twitter badge on your website is actually really easy because all the hard stuff is done for you already. After you’ve set up your Twitter account, visit this website:

Once you’ve customized and fiddled with your shiny new Twitter badge and you deem it satisfactory, simply scroll to the bottom where it says “Use it”. Click the first field that says “HTML”, copy the code, and paste the code, exactly as it is, into your website’s HTML page.

The next time you reload your page, you’ll have a widget displayed, just like it is now after I inserted the HTML into this blog post.

As you can see, there are a variety of ways in which you can customize your badge, so have fun with it, keep it relevant, and Tweet on!

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