If you are an avid internet user, you would have undoubtedly have come across a website or two that allows its visitors to pay using a tweet button. Now, if the novel idea has managed to pique your interest, read on and find out how you can use the same concept of using the tweet button to pay for downloads on your own WordPress website.
If the video is not to your liking or if you need more in-depth instructions, continue reading.
The Pay with a Tweet Plugin:
The first thing that you should do to add pay with a Tweet Button is to download and install the free Pay with a Tweet plugin.
After installation, you will then need to create your own Twitter app and configure your own secret keys and consumer keys.
Creating a Personal Twitter App:
The simplest way to create your own twitter app is by logging onto your personal Twitter account on the Twitter Developer’s website and searching for the My Applications option on the drop down menu.
Afterwards, you can then select the Create New App button on the following screen.
Upon making your selection, you will then be required to fill up an application form. Type in your WordPress website URL into the URL field and input the URL of the Pay with a Tweet configuration screen into the callback URL field. Agree with the stated terms of service and select the Create your Twitter Application button. You will then be directed to the app dashboard.
On the app dashboard, select the Permissions tab and change the default read-only access to Read and Write.
Save all of your modifications and click on the Test OAuth button. Look for your consumer and secret keys on the next screen and paste these onto the Pay with a Tweet configuration screen.
After finishing the configuration process, the next step is to upload the actual files that will be available for user download. To upload a file, simply select the Pay with a Tweet Option on the left sidebar and click on Upload files. You will then be given the option to upload whatever file you want.
To manage your uploaded files, select the Pay with a Tweet option again and click on Manage files.
Creating your Payment Button:
Most of the customization tools you need are located under the Pay with a Tweet toolbar. Similarly, the New Payment Button can also be found there. Select the New Payment Button option and simply type in a title for your payment button. Most importantly, do not forget to add in the twitter message that you would want your users to send every time they make a payment.
After this step, you will need to add the actual button image that will be displayed on the screen. Click on the Choose File button and select the file which you will use as your personal button image.
After choosing your button image, select the previously uploaded file to make sure that it is the exact one that your users will receive once they complete the payment process. Lastly, click on Create Payment Button to finish the process.
Adding the Pay with a Tweet button to your WordPress Post
After your button has become live, access the Pay with a Tweet option on the side toolbar once again and select the Manage buttons screen. Copy and paste the shortcode that is written next to your most recent button and paste this into your WordPress page or post. As soon as you publish your post, users should already be able to click on the active link and download your file. Every successful download will equal to one payment tweet.
And that about sums it all up! In this easy to follow article you learnt How to Add Pay with a Tweet Button in WordPress. Keep following the Hoasted Blog to get more help on various other topics.