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How To Add Twitter Cards To Wordpress
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How To Add Twitter Cards To Wordpress

How To Add Twitter Cards To Wordpress

Sharing previews are yet another thing missing from WordPress which should really be included by now. It’s dead easy to install a plugin and have it all done for you, but why bother with slowing down your site with needless plugins when you can add a tiny bit of code to your functions file.

add_action('wp_head', 'add_twitter_cards');

function add_twitter_cards() {
    if(is_single()) {
        $tc_url    = get_permalink();
        $tc_title  = get_the_title();
        $tc_description   = get_the_excerpt();
        $tc_image = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id($post->ID), full );
        $tc_image_thumb  = $tc_image[0];
        $tc_author   = str_replace('@', '', get_the_author_meta('twitter'));
        <meta name="twitter:card" value="summary" />
        <meta name="twitter:site" value="@elegantthemes" />
        <meta name="twitter:title" value="<?php echo $tc_title; ?>" />
        <meta name="twitter:description" value="<?php echo $tc_description; ?>" />
        <meta name="twitter:url" value="<?php echo $tc_url; ?>" />
        <?php if($tc_image) { ?>
            <meta name="twitter:image" value="<?php echo $tc_image_thumb; ?>" />
            <?php } if($tc_author) { ?>
                <meta name="twitter:creator" value="@<?php echo $tc_author; ?>" />

Simply paste in the above code to the functions.php file in your WordPress theme and validate all has gone correctly using the Card Validator.

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