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Twitter - Tweet Button in SHOWTHREAD
by BirdOPrey5
14 Aug 2010 02:47

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Twitter released their new TWEET button.

Live Demo: http://www.juot.net/forums/showthread.php?t=41185
(Update I have for the time being replaced the Tweet button with the Add This share button on my live forum. See the screen shots instead.)


I have tested this in latest versions of IE / Firefox / Chrome / Opera / Safari.

This will show you how to add this simple code to your SHOWTHREAD template below the page navigation bar, if visible.

Go to the Admin CP -> Styles & Templates -> Style Manager
Edit your SHOWTHREAD Template

Find:

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Replace With:

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Change the X, Y, Z in the second line to the forumid's of any private forums you may have. If a guest can't view a forum there is no reason to link a tweet to it. You can add as many or as few forumid's here as you need, just separate each with a comma.
Valid Examples:
<if condition="!in_array($GLOBALS[forumid], array(2, 5, 9))">
<if condition="!in_array($GLOBALS[forumid], array(7))">
<if condition="!in_array($GLOBALS[forumid], array(2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8))">
If none of your forums are private or you want to enable this in every forum you can remove the lines:

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Replace "YOUR_TWITTER_USERNAME" with your twitter username, it will be referenced in the tweet- but the tweet will not be from YOU, it will be from whoever hits the tweet button.

When you hit the Tweet button you will be given a box to type a message if you're logged in. If you're not logged in you will be asked to login or join, all within the pop-up window.

This button code will count the number of tweets people have made using it. I will add more options in later posts.

Note- My Screenshot also has the Facebook Like button available as a separate mod here by someone else. If you don't have the facebook like button your Tweet button will be on the right of the page. There is also a basic skin screen shot.

Please click Install if you use this. :)

NEW UPDATE!!!

Use this code instead it will force the correct URL to Twitter and solve the issue with a different URL being tweeted if thread is tweeted as soon as it's posted.


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Be sure to replace "YOUR_TWITTER_USERNAME" and "X, Y, Z" as described above.

BirdOPrey5 14 Aug 2010 03:03

To have just a Tweet button and no count use the following code instead:


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For more options check out: http://twitter.com/goodies/tweetbutton

busybeeburns 15 Aug 2010 12:05

thanks! I'm trying also to get the Like button next to it, what code are you using overall?

BirdOPrey5 15 Aug 2010 15:42

My exact code is:

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But I also followed most of the instructions in this facebook mod as well to get facebook to work right... in general facebook is a major PITA compared to twitter. I basically followed all instructions on the facebook mod but used the iframe instead of the built in like button because it worked for me and after days of messing with it I didn't want to risk it not working... but I think things have been straightened out now and you'd be OK in following the instructions exactly.

Brandon Sheley 15 Aug 2010 16:33

thanks for this, I've been using the tweetmeme button, but want to switch it over to the official button soon.
this reminded me :)

Carlos X 15 Aug 2010 21:25

I'll wait a while before implementing this. I would love to install it, but I'm concerned about security.

BirdOPrey5 15 Aug 2010 21:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by Carlos X (Post 2084396)
I'll wait a while before implementing this. I would love to install it, but I'm concerned about security.

Security is always a valid concern although I don't see any possible way this mod could jeopardize your forum's security, it is a fairly basic JavaScript released by some of the most talented developers in the industry- probably better then vBulletin's, not meant in any way to insult vB who themselves are quite good. This mod is just Twitter's own instructions for installing their own Tweet button- I just found what I feel was the best place to put it on a vB forum... anyone is free to put this on any web page, forum or not... If, and I stress IF, there was ever any security issue with this mod it would:
1) Be corrected by Twitter ASAP with no work necessary on your part since this links to twitter's server to download the script.
and
2) Would be limited to, perhaps, security of your twitter account- not the forum in general.

Carlos X 15 Aug 2010 22:12

Okie dokie.

So now I'm going to be geared towards SEO because I've got vbSEO installed.

And this includes your version of the facebook "like."

BirdOPrey5 15 Aug 2010 22:41

This does not include facebook 'like' - I only posted that code in response to a specific question. Copying it won't help you unless you follow the instructions in the facebook mod I linked to.

MylesM 18 Aug 2010 00:47

For some reason the counter keeps getting reset to 0...

When ever I click on the counter to search Twitter, it says "No results found" - but when I go to my twitter profile page I can see what I've tweeted.

I'm running 3.8.6 with C-Logic SEO if that helps.

BirdOPrey5 18 Aug 2010 01:48

I'd bet the SEO is the problem... the link being submitted to twitter is the non SEO link, but when you visit the thread you are visiting from a different URL so the counter is zero and always will be.

I noticed the same issue if you tweet a post immediately after you submit it... when you submit a post the URL has the post number appended to the end of the URL, when you browse the thread from a forum though there is no post number just thread id so it's a different URL so the counter is different.

The way around this I believe would be to use a canonical link tag in the header but that would be very bad for your SEO purposes because you want the 'seo optimized' url not the vb default one.

MylesM 18 Aug 2010 10:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 (Post 2085534)
I'd bet the SEO is the problem... the link being submitted to twitter is the non SEO link, but when you visit the thread you are visiting from a different URL so the counter is zero and always will be.

I noticed the same issue if you tweet a post immediately after you submit it... when you submit a post the URL has the post number appended to the end of the URL, when you browse the thread from a forum though there is no post number just thread id so it's a different URL so the counter is different.

The way around this I believe would be to use a canonical link tag in the header but that would be very bad for your SEO purposes because you want the 'seo optimized' url not the vb default one.

Thanks for the reply.

For now, I've removed the counter from the Tweet button. It's still a great modification none the less.

ShawneyJ 18 Aug 2010 10:38

this is great thanks ;)

BirdOPrey5 21 Aug 2010 20:46

If anyone is using this like I do with the Facebook Like button I added the following code so that the tweet button is centered vertically with the facebook button...

put a <div> around the tweet button code-

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Odd problem
by Eryeal
29 Aug 2010 23:32

I have a very odd problem .. The twitter icon doesn't show up in 2 of my forums on any threads .. there is absolutely no difference in these forums in the Forum Manager, or Forum Permissions. They are set up the exact same way - the only difference is the name of the forum that I can tell. The icon just doesn't show up at all. Any ideas?


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