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Twitter button, link inactive

  1. A WordPress Support post (http://en.support.wordpress.com/twitter-follow-button/) says that:

    I can simply copy and paste this short-code [twitter-follow screen_name='wordpressdotcom'] into a text widget, then it will 'Display a Follow Button and a link to your Twitter page.'

    Of course, I changed the word 'wordpressdotcom' with my twitter name 'danielberhane'

    Yet, as you can see on my blog(http://danielberhane.wordpress.com/) the Twitter button and link is inactive or not being properly displayed.

    Am I missing something here?

    Thanx.

    The blog I need help with is danielberhane.wordpress.com.

  2. I see the follow button at the bottom of your Twitter feed. Have you tried clearing your cache?

  3. I put the text widget on the left sidebar below the recent posts list.

    My twitter name is 'daniel_berhane' - so I am not wrong on that regard.

  4. clear my cache?
    should I ?
    Let me try then

  5. No.
    I am referring to the the widget on the right side.
    The left column is not displayed in single posts.
    And I don't want to put the Tweet feed on the right side.

    So, somebody please take a look at the right side column twitter button and tell me why it is inactive?
    Thanx.

  6. What widget did you use for that? It looks like a poorly-configured text widget.

    Also, you'll want to reduce the amount of information on your blog page. It took forever to load for me, and I'm on a really excellent connection.

  7. Mine isn't working either. cach is empty, it looks great but doesn't do anything...

  8. @Raincoaster

    I put this code - [twitter-follow screen_name='daniel_berhane'] (without the brackets) in the text widget.
    That is what suggested by this post - http://en.support.wordpress.com/twitter-follow-button/

    But It doesn't work. I couldn't figure it out why.
    ********

    With regard to the Homepage of my blog, I don't know how to reduce it.
    On the Settings > Reading > Blog page and Syndication feed: I set both at 10.
    But that didn't change anything on the front page except that it reduced the number of posts on the author page(which is giving me another headache)

  9. I don't use shortcodes much, but the couple I have used have had brackets. Try reinserting the brackets and see if that works.

  10. I had the same trouble, copied exactly (with the modification for my Twitter Handle) and got a dead link. I asked on Twitter, and three of the four people who checked had the same issue.

  11. Perhaps the time has come for reporting this to Staff. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

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