WP FollowMe plugin

September 30, 2009 by admin 328 Comments »

WP FollowMe is a wordpress plugin that allows you to add a twitter “Follow me” badge on your wordpress blog.

Get what version you like more :

Update v2.0.4 :

  • 404 not found error for css file fixed
  • minor bugs fixed

Update v2.0.3 :

  • The badge is completly in flash.
  • The text is displayed sideways.
  • Added border color option.
  • “I love it ” icon and question mark removed

Update v2.0 :

  • Choose from 16 twitter icons or use your own.
  • Edit the icon background color.
  • Edit the “Follow Me” text.
  • Change text color.
  • Change font size.
  • Change font family.

If you found a bug or if you have a twitter icon that you want to share with all other users of this plugin let me know on comments section.

What you need to use this plugin :

  • a wordpress powered website (blog)
  • a twitter.com account (obviously)

How to use it :

  • Download it ( from wordpress plugins directory)
  • Extract all files from the zip archive
  • Copy the wp-followme folder to wp-content/plugins
  • Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in wordpress
  • Add your Twitter URL on “Your Twitter URL” text field and configure the other options as desire
  • That’s it !

Demo :

This website is a good demo to see how the FollowMe badge will look on your website.

Screenshots :

FollowMe badge

FollowMe badge

Download WP FollowMe v2.0.4


328 Responses to “WP FollowMe plugin”

  1. Andreas says:

    where can I change my Twitter name? For me it is linked forever “wpburn”

  2. Rahul Sen says:


    I’m facing the same problems as Andreas. The follow me badge exists but it directs me to ‘WPBurn’. Any suggestions on how we could change this? Thanks!

  3. Glenn says:

    It worked like a charm and I love it! Thanks a million.

  4. admin says:

    @Rahul Sen, why don’t you all read the “How to use it” section of the above post ?
    Is so simple.Just add your twitter username on plugin settings page.

  5. Doug C. says:

    I installed this plugin directly form the WP dashboard, activated it, stuck in my Twitter info, and nothing appears on my blog. No badge on the side of the page. Nothing.

    Any suggestions?

  6. admin says:

    @Doug, try the wp_footer fix. For more details read the “Not working on your blog ?” section of this post.

  7. Doug C. says:

    Oops, I completely missed that. All fixed now. Thank you.

  8. Doug C. says:

    This is a nice add on. Would you happen to have one for RSS?

  9. Doug C. says:

    Sorry, but I have one last question. Is it possible to add my own graphic for the Twitter button, and if so where would I put that for it to work?


  10. admin says:

    I don’t have one for RSS but maybe I’ll make one on the next version of the plugin.

    You can edit the follow-me.png image from the plugin directory.Be sure you keep the size of the image to not mess up the look.

  11. Doug C. says:

    Where is the plugin directory?

  12. admin says:


  13. Doug C. says:

    Ok, but where do I go from there? Is it a php file? CSS?

  14. admin says:

    I said to edit the follow-me.png image so is a image not a php file.
    Get the image through ftp (wp-content/plugins/wp-followme/follow-me.png) or save it from your browser.

    The image is a png (transparent background) and have almost all content white so will look pretty weird on the browser because of the white background of the browser.Download the image(right click and save as), open it on your favorite graphic editor and edit it (I suggest you to add a temporary background layer with a color different from white to see better the image content).After you edit the image save it and upload it through ftp to /wp-content/plugins/wp-followme/follow-me.png
    That’s it!
    Hope I was clear enough.

  15. Doug C. says:

    Ah, ok, now I get it. Sorry about that. I was having a senior moment. Thanks for the explanation.

  16. sandu ionut says:

    Doug C. A visited your site 🙂 nice design and caracters…

  17. mtorcitymac says:

    There is no Settings to click on on this plugin.

  18. Thanks! Looks nice, works well, very easy to setup without any instructions, though you do provide nice detailed help. Just wanted you to know.

    The only thing that will make this better is when you have time to get an update out that allows FaceBook (and perhaps other tabs?)

    When you do, having the ability to ‘space’ between the tabs like you do for the Twitter tab would be nice.

    Best wishes,

  19. admin says:

    @mtorcitymac, go to wp-admin -> Settings tab -> FollowMe Settings

  20. Reggie says:


    I downloaded and installed the plugin. Initially I had some problems. I came back to post some questions, but found the answers by following the previous one. Still, I found myself in the same position as Doug C. did.

    While your programming skills seem to be exceptional, you sure could use some people skills in your writing approach to providing customer service to people who use your products.

    Look, all of us are professionals in our own niche. But not all of us know the intricacies of technology, programming, php files, css, or anything that has to do with other than downloading and activating a plugin.

    Your sometimes terse responses belied that efficacy of what you had to say. If you get agitated that you have to clarify what you think outta be clear to a neophite, stick to programming an outsource comment moderation.

    By the way, I got the plug-in to work and it is dynamite. Great work.

    Hope that was clear.

  21. admin says:

    Working on the next version of WP FollowMe plugin.
    Hope with the next version all issues will be fixed.

    BTW what do you guys think if the new version will be with flash instead of images? With flash I can give you more customizing options.

  22. Doug C. says:

    I found your plugin to be the best option for me and my site. The reason why is I didn’t want to waste sidebar space with some Twitter box. So for people like me this is an excellent way to provide a link to your Twitter page without cluttering up your sidebar area.

    I would say Flash based would be a good idea as long as it doesn’t conflict with other plugins and apps being used on people’s sites. And as long as people who are complete coding n00bs (like me) can change settings and other options with ease.

    I would also recommend offering people some other images to use with the plugin, besides just having a colors option. If you want to discuss some designs for that just visit my site and shoot me a message and we can discuss it.

    Thanks again for a great plugin 🙂

  23. Thanks for plugin. I like it so much.

  24. Sakib says:

    it’s simply cool and I’m using it.

  25. zamaan says:

    i installed, made the settings. but i cant see the wp follow me. whats going wrong ???

  26. zamaan says:

    sorry, may be i have bit older version. coz i see the “get version 2.8.5” on the admin panel. let me upgrade and try.


  27. zamaan says:

    sorry to bump,
    i just upgraded. result is same. wp follow me does not appearing.
    kindly help me.

  28. admin says:

    @zamaan, the plugin seems to not be instaled.

  29. Dennisnet says:

    Great plugin, thanks.

    But is there a way to turn off the “I love it” (Get it) part?

  30. raphnexx says:

    Love it but i can’t have it on my blog.

  31. zamaan says:

    upgrated the wp and check, it did not work, then i de activated the plugin and deleted the files and re-installed from sctrach. but result is same. i am really wanted get to work. pls help.

    • admin says:

      Your theme haven’t the wp_footer() function.
      Just added it to your theme in footer.php and now is working.

  32. zamaan says:

    @admin : Thank you so much admin 🙂 Gonna blog about this plugin soon.


  33. Harry says:

    Hi, nice plugin 🙂
    But, what’s the change in 1.3.0? (maybe you could update the changelog)

  34. It looks great on the screenshots, but it doesn’t appear on this page in Firefox 3.5 or Chromium, on Ubuntu, just so you know.

  35. Thanks you so much…
    I use this plugins for my blog

  36. admin says:

    @Harry, there is no 1.3.0 version.You mean 0.1.3.I’ll update the change log at the next update, there was just small updates for compatibility.
    @Mathias Hellquist, there wasn’t any badge yet.I’ve disabled it for some time.Now it appear again.

  37. Carlo says:

    easy peezy install. thanks

  38. alzea says:

    Still not working… this’s my footer.php

    So, where i should put the code?


  39. christine says:

    Hi, I’m a non-techie too and find it so frustrating when people say just go to ……. without any explanation about where to find ….. I solved it and it’s so simple and that’s probably why the programmer doesn’t think he/she needs to tell you. So for those people who are as technically challenged as me!!! After you’ve insalled it there’s a ‘settings’ button on the left hand side in the dashboard (where you edit the posts etc). It’s at the bottom, on mine it’s after tools and in dark grey. It has a drop down menu – open it and at the bottom you’ll find a followme settings button. Click on it and fill in your details on the page that appears. All done. xx

  40. pradeep jangirf says:

    iwant to change the color of background like blue, light blue.
    so u tell me about process of it.

  41. Rob Nacarano says:

    My follow-me tag isn’t mine but it’s wpburn1 Is there a way I can change it to mine?

  42. Michael says:

    I can’t seem to get it to work on my blog. I can see this though “JS is off”, but it’s not off. I’ve checked in my Firefox settings. I can see it on this site though.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you 🙂

  43. Arbie says:

    Easy peasey install – minor issue to resolve in order to get it to show (wrote the theme without the footer function – doh!).
    When ‘free’ is this good it is difficult to complain – keep up the good work!

  44. Amy says:

    Hey there.
    I love this idea, but I can’t seem to make it work on my blog. I already did the update to my footer.php fie. Any suggestions as to what else I can try?

  45. lorenzo says:

    Hi! Great plug!, very nice the color-s selector, what about to change the *follow me-us* slogan?
    I do mean where shall I look for without messing up to change the *follow* in the correspondent word in a different language.

    Thanks bytheway, it is really useful

  46. Nice plugin!! It works great, I’m considering whether it works better on the right or stacked on the left with the tweetboard tab.

  47. Nice plugin!! It works great, I’m considering whether it works better on the right or stacked on the left with the tweetboard tab.

  48. Tom says:

    I don’t have a ‘settings’ page. I just have the option to go the ‘edit’ section of the Follow Me plugin. From there I just see tons of code. I’ve tried changing the wpburn entries to my own, and changing the ‘account id’ to my own, but it doesn’t seem to work.

    I think the settings page might be only available to people who have a theme that allows them to edit their page visually. I don’t have one of those, so I have to just change the code. Does anyone know how to do it by changing the code?

  49. cfaproperty says:

    Nice looking plugin but when I minimise or tile my screen the widget disappears, I notice on your site if I minimse the screen in the same way it does’t so it is obviously not a browser issue, so possibly the theme I am using, any tips?

  50. Doug C. says:

    I deleted this plugin and just made my own Twitter bird.

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