How To Install Twitter Cards Using WordPress SEO And SEOPressor Plugin

Twitter recently introduced a new system called Twitter Cards (documentation), which allows site owners to enhance tweets that Twitter creates for their site. Twitter Cards are much like Facebook’s OpenGraph tags which give site owners the chance to determine what their posts & pages will look like when shared on Facebook. I will talk about how to set up and Install Facebook’s OpenGraph in another article, I will talk to you in detail about how to set up Twitter Card using WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast and the SEOPressor Plugin.

Twitter Cards

Simplest Way To Request Twitter Cards Approval

Go here – https://dev.twitter.com/docs/cards/validation/validator

Under Validate & Apply, enter a post URL from your blog and click GO.

You will soon see a notification like follows.

Install Twitter Card

Click on Request approval, and fill out the form that pop’s up.

Once approved you will start viewing the twitter card options like below. These are some of the various ways your tweets would be displayed based on the page or the post you tweet out.

 

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Method 1: Setting Up Twitter Card Using WordPress SEO by Yoast Plugin

Yoast, pumped up his WordPress SEO plugin to support Twitter Card and Facebook OpenGraph. Now turning on the twitter card feature for your blog is a matter of few clicks. Go to the “Social” page of WordPress SEO settings page. Check the box for Add Twitter card meta data. Insert your site’s twitter username and your done.

If you are running a multi-author site, then request your authors to complete this part in their profile. Next you need to do is go to your user profile page for your blog user accounts. Users » My Profile. You will find a new field under Contact Info for your twitter username. This way each specific author gets credit for their work as well.

Method 2: Setting Up Twitter Cards Using SEOPressor WordPress Plugin

SEOPressor is one of the best SEO WordPress plugins that I’ve come across thus far. Let me get to the point on installation of Twitter card using SEOPressor.

Navigate to Settings – Automattic SEO – Social SEO and Enable Social SEO / Twitter in Posts Settings

Once that is done, you can go to a single post page and navigate to Social SEO. Here select twitter and this plugin provides you options to change what should be displayed when the post is shared on twitter.

 

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Once your done with the above configurations on your site, its time to

If you have any issues setting up Twitter Cards on your blog, leave a comment here and I will help you out.

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Comments

  1. I was on the fence on keeping Yoast Eddie, this may have surely convinced me to keep it now! Thanks so much for sharing this and I will try it out this coming weekend. I’ve been wanting to know how to generate these Twitter cards as they look great in the Twitter feed!

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