Tweet buttons allow visitors to quickly share your posts via Twitter at the click of a button. The added bonus is the option to add the counter on top to keep track of how many times your page has been Tweeted.
You can customize your own button on Twitter’s developer page for the Tweet button: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons
The Tweet button I use on this site includes the page title, the URL to the page, and my Twitter handle.
Insert the following code wherever you want your button to show up. Replace the
data-via="Bradsknutson" with your Twitter handle (make sure you remove the @). If you don’t want the counter, remove
data-count="vertical". Many more customization options are available on Twitter’s developer page.
<a href="https://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-via="Bradsknutson" data-count="vertical">Tweet</a>
Note for web developers: It seems as though the counter can only be in the “vertical” position if you use the default button. I tried using the settings
data-size="large" data-count="vertical" and it did not seem to work with the large button. Something to consider.