Social Warfare gives you the ability to create a custom tweet for each blog post or page on your WordPress site. This means when a reader clicks on the Tweet button, your custom message will be pre-populated.
But how do you add an image to that custom tweet?
Step 1: Create a real tweet
You first need to create an actual tweet exactly as you want the custom tweet to appear.
Go to Twitter, compose your tweet and upload the image. Once the tweet is exactly as you want it, tweet it out.
Note: Be sure to include a link to your blog post in the tweet as well.
Step 2: Open the Embed Tweet option
Go to your tweet and click on the three little dots at the bottom (next to the Favorite icon). Select the Embed Tweet option.
Step 3: Copy the text
Make sure that the text shows the pic.twitter.com/ link to your image. If you don’t see that link right away you may need to uncheck the Include Media box.
Copy that entire text in your tweet.
Step 4: Paste in Custom Tweet field
Go back to your WordPress editor under the Social Warfare Custom Options panel and paste what you just copied into the Custom Tweet field.
Now, when any reader hits your Tweet button it will automatically be populated with the tweet just as you have composed it, with you image included!
And just in case you’re a visual kind of person, here’s an animated gif that goes through the process I’ve just outlined:
If you have any trouble with this process, please let us know in the comments. Or, if you have any other ideas about how this can be used, we’re all ears!