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How to add a Periscope "live" button on WordPress

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Are you using Periscope? If so, then you probably wanted to add a “live” button to your WordPress blog.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to add this button to your WordPress blog.

What is Periscope?

Periscope is a new social platform that will allow you to stream your videos from your phone.


Actually, Periscope is a video version of Twitter, but you're not limited to 140 letters.

This is one of the reasons Twitter acquired the structure and added the integration functionality to their WordPress plugin.

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How to add a Periscope button on WordPress

The first thing to do is to install and activate the plugin Twitter. Since Periscope is owned by Twitter, it is also the official plugin for Periscope.

We will use this plugin to add a button Live From Periscope. But you can also use this plugin to add Twitters Cards, tweets and buttons to track a user.

After activating the plugin, all you have to do is access the interface " Appearance> Widgets". This is where you can add the Periscope widget.

All you need to do is add this widget to one of your sidebars, then provide a title, and specify your Periscope username. You can also choose the size of the button. Once it's done, save your widget.


Now by visiting your blog, you will see your button Periscope »Live. The color of the button will change when you are connected or not.


How to add button to an article / page

This plugin also allows you to add the button " Live On any page or article of your choice. All you need to do is enter the full URL of your Periscope profile.

If you want to change the size of the button, you can use a shortcode like this:

[periscope_on_air username = "Blair_Jersyer" size = "large"]

I tested Periscope and enjoyed the service very much. It is a solution that many service providers must be able to offer to their customers. That's it for this tutorial, feel free to share this tip with your friends.

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