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How to add Twitter Cards to WordPress

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Would you like to add Twitter Cards to your WordPress blog? Twitter Cards, or Twitter Cards, make it easy for you to embed rich data into tweets that link to your content. This is quite similar to sharing links on Facebook, which automatically shows a preview with a title, summary and thumbnail of the content page.

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


How does the Twitter Cards

When your tweet has a link to a site that is compatible with Twitter Cards, there is an option that allows you to see a summary. No matter who the customer on the Tweet, they will be able to see the summary. as on the next capture. You can see this thumbnail by accessing Twitter.


The biggest advantage with these cards is that it increases the number of people who follow your Twitter accounts through content attribution. Usually some people "tweet" your links without giving you attribution.

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We have noticed this behavior especially from some conservatives. They will tweet your articles without @your username or RT @your username. It is their right, but you and we as the content provider are not notified when a person "Retweet" our / your content with attributes of other people.

Usually curators do this to reduce the length of tweets and to ensure that their tweets are retweeted as well. With Twitter Cars, the problem is fixed, as you will have an attribution for each tweet that mentions your article.

How to add Twitter Cards WordPress

We will do it using the famous plugin Yoast SEO.

If you are using the Yoast SEO plugin, go to the " Social  Of the plugin, and provide your Twitter username.

twitter-account Yoast seo

Then save your changes. Under the tab "Twitter" now you have to tick the box " Adds Twitter map metadata" page (in French).

twitter-tab-Yoast seo

It is also possible to choose how the Twitter Cards will be displayed.

The next thing you have to do is navigate to the following location " Users> My profile". You will see a new field on the contact information for your Twitter username. Specify your Twitter username also in this field.

If you have a multi-author blog, you will also need to ask your colleagues to fill in this field on their profiles. This way every user will get credit for every their articles are shared.

That's all there is to do to activate Twitter Cards on your WordPress blog. Please feel free to share the article with your friends.

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