How to Add Pay with a Tweet Button in WordPress Karlo December 30, 2013. 0 The “pay with a tweet” (or with a “like”) concept has been rather popular this year, but it isn’t as widespread as other Internet marketing methods. Nonetheless, depending on your content you may find that this “business model” is exactly what you need. If implemented correctly it can get your more social media traffic and links than other methods. Generally, you will use this method to provide users with downloadable content such as an eBook or a freebie product in exchange for their social media activity. The whole system is fairly easy to set-up on WordPress and you shouldn’t have much trouble adjusting everything to fit your needs. Adding the Button Manually with PayWithATweet.com Services The web service paywithatweet.com provides you with a very easy form that you can use to set-up your button. Aside from Twitter, you may choose to include Facebook, LinkedIn and VK as alternative “payment” options. You can also set the expiration date for your campaign which is a very nifty feature. After you are done setting things up you will get the final “product”. This just means that a getaway for the transaction will be created and you will get the instructions on how to set-up the button or redirect users to the transaction page. Remember that you will still have to host the files on your own server. Using the WP Plugins If you need more options (more control) then you should have everything set-up directly on your WordPress platform. This will allow you to have full control over your freebies and let you monitor the success of your campaign a lot easier. One of the plugins that really does this right is Pay with a Tweet plugin and even this plugin may seem too complicate to a lot of people. The main problem is that you have to manage the files on your own, but also that you have to go through the trouble of getting a Twitter Consumer key. Also, this plugin is only available with Twitter and doesn’t allow you to include other social media accounts such as Facebook. Second very good plugin is called wpLike2Get and unlike the first plugin you will get ability to decide between Facebook, Twitter, Google+ buttons. You can choose to use one, two or all three buttons to lock your content and you can keep track on social activity using Google Analytics. Use a plugins such as this ones only if you have a very large number of files that you need to manage. The included shortcodes options make this a lot easier though as far as management is concerned! However, if you have only a handful of resources which you plan to offer then using a third-party service isn’t such a bad idea. Thanks for reading! TrendyWP is powered by Genesis Framework Why we are using it? It's simple. Rock-solid security, amazing speed performance, beautiful child themes and best of all great Search Engine Optimization. Check it yourself Genesis Framework Need help with Genesis - feel free to Contact Us Related PostsBest places to start learning WordPressHow To Backup WordPress: The Best Services and PluginsWordPress Theme Trends in 2013Author: KarloKarlo is a 24 year old guy who loves everything related to WordPress. He is by profession electrical engineer but currently he is working as web design & web development freelancer. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Receive amazing Wordpress stuff and exclusive deals!