How To Create Twitter Cards For Your Blog Posts

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Twitter cards make it possible for you to attach additional information to Tweets that link to your website. You would discover that you can watch a YouTube video right from Twitter and there was a time when you could view an Instagram picture without having to leave Twitter.

Twitter Cards make your tweets more detailed and it helps increase your click-through rate. When you have Twitter Cards, users know what your post is about from the summary card.

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All this could be made possible by simply adding a few lines of HTML to your website, and you can make your tweets look better with Twitter Cards.

Summary Twitter Card

Eight Types of Twitter Cards

There are 8 different types of Twitter Cards that can be attached to Tweets, each of which brings a different beautiful experience to your tweets on Twitter’s web and mobile clients

Summary Card

twitter summary card
Summary Card

Summary Card with Large Image

Twitter Summary Card with Large Image
Summary Card with Large Image

Photo Card

twitter photo card
Photo Card

Gallery Card

twitter gallery card
Gallery Card

App Card

twitter app card
App Card

App Installs and Deep-Linking

App Installs and Deep-Linking
App Installs and Deep-Linking Card

Player Card

Twitter Player Card
Player Card

Product Card

twitter Product Card
Product Card

How To Create Twitter Cards For Your Blog Posts

  1. Read the documentation for the type of card you want to implement.
  2. If you do not have it already, download and install WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin.
  3. Go to the “Social” page of WordPress SEO by Yoast settings page.
  4. Under “Twitter” Check the box for Add Twitter card meta data.
  5. Insert your site’s twitter username.
  6. Head Over to Twitter Card Validator
  7. Log In With you Twitter Login Details
  8. Select a card; Summary or Summary with Large Image
  9. Use the details of any of your posts to fill the form; Site Username, Title and Description (All you Need To fill, you can leave the rest blank)
  10. Select Validate & Apply and enter the URL of the post you used.
  11. Click Go
  12. Click Request Approval
  13. Done, Wait for your E-Mail from Twitter (Please note that approval for the Player Card and the Product Card may take additional time to approve.)
  14. Tweet a post from your blog and see your Twitter Card in action
  15. While You are at it Follow @wpseer

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Comments

      • says

        Thanks for your response. Do you know approximately how long it’ll take? Hopefully less than “few weeks” as mentioned in the confirmation page

          • says

            Yeah, just realized that. This is awesome. Thanks so much for your help. I was really frustrated. Previously I’ve made sure that I put my username in Yoast SEO settings page but couldn’t figure out why my card isn’t showing. Never realized that we’ve to manually appeal for it.

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