I’ve discussed before how to customize Click to Tweet links using the Click to Tweet WordPress plugin and CSS, but what if you’re not using WordPress? Or maybe you’d rather not spend all day trying to get your CSS just right. Luckily there’s a solution – graphics! By creating a graphic and linking it to your Click to Tweet link, you can encourage your blog’s readers to share your content. Here’s how to create Click to Tweet graphics for your blog with Canva.
First, sign up for Canva if you don’t already have an account (it’s free!).
Now we’re going to create a new document with custom dimensions. Click on the link labeled use custom dimensions and enter your dimensions. For this example, I chose 700×300, but use whatever works best for your blog. If you want the image to be as wide as your blog area, use that width. If you want it smaller, go smaller.
First, let’s grab a background color. I chose this sunshine yellow from the options they provide, but it is customizable, so you’re not limited to those listed. Just click on the background after you’ve added it and select a new color.
Next, let’s add some text. I chose the subheading option and dragged it onto my document, but feel free to check out the other fun text options available. Enter your text and place it wherever you want. The heading, subheading, and body text options are all customizable, so don’t worry about selecting one over the other.
Now I want to make sure people realize it’s a Tweetable, so I’m going to add a Twitter icon. I also thought it would be fun to add an arrow, so I found one and added it in the same color as my Twitter icon.
Once I was happy with the result, I clicked download in the top menu. Here is my finished graphic:
Now that the graphic is created, we’ll need to head over to the Click to Tweet site to get ourselves a link. Sign into the site with Twitter and enter the text you’d like people to tweet. Don’t forget to include a link to your post as well as your Twitter handle!
After you click generate link, you’ll be presented with an embed code. Because we’re using our own image, you’ll only need the actual URL for the tweet. Copy it and save it somewhere safe.
Go back to your post and add your graphic to your post. In the image options, add the Click to Tweet link.
And that’s it. Your blog readers can now click on the image to tweet out a custom tweet. Check it out below!
Tip – Use Canva for Work to save a Click to Tweet template, that way all your CTT graphics look the same!