INTRO: If you’re someone who cross-posts content from WordPress to Twitter, there’s excellent news. WordPress has now made it easier than ever before to share your blog post on Twitter. According to the company, you can now transform your blog post to a Twitter thread with just two extra clicks.
Through this new feature, you’ll share the whole contents of a WordPress post to Twitter, including images, videos, and embeds. However, do keep in mind that you can do this only when you’re publishing a new post. In other words, the feature doesn’t work with old blog posts that you have already published.
WordPress says it has paid attention to detail when it comes to the formatting of your tweets. You can also view a preview of the tweets before you share them. “If a paragraph is just too long for one Tweet, as an example , it’ll automatically be split into multiple Tweets. And instead of squishing as many words as possible into the primary Tweet and letting the remainder spill to the other , the break will come at the top of a sentence,” explains the company.
The first step for getting started with this feature involves linking your Twitter account with WordPress. To do so, you can click on the Jetpack icon present to the top right corner of the header, followed by clicking on ‘Connect an account’. It goes without saying that this step is necessary only if you have not linked your Twitter account yet.
Once you’ve linked your Twitter account, you can add a custom message along with the content. In fact, you’ll prefer to share just the link of the post on Twitter or the whole content as a thread.
As WordPress points out, you can engage with your Twitter followers and blog viewers simultaneously with this new feature. The feature is out there now to WordPress users worldwide.