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Thanks to the Publicize module, you can automatically publish each one of your blog posts to your Twitter account.

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Connect your site to your Twitter account

To get started, click on Add New on the Settings -> Sharing page.

You’ll be taken to Twitter where you’ll be asked to approve the connection between your site and your Twitter account. Click Allow.

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You can also make the connection available to all users of the site. Meaning that when another user creates a post it will also publicize to this Twitter connection.

Attach photos, galleries, and excerpts to your Tweets

By default, your tweets will only display links to your posts. You can, however, make use of Twitter Cards to display images and an excerpt of your post below each link to your posts.

To do so, you’ll need to use Twitter’s Validator Tool for your site to be approved for each one of the Twitter Card Types you will use on your site.

We’d recommend to apply for the following card types:

  • summary for posts that don’t include images
  • summary_large_image for posts including some text and an image
  • photo for your Image posts
  • gallery for your Gallery posts

Reconnecting Twitter

If the connection between Twitter and Jetpack gets disconnected for some reason, don’t worry, just follow these steps and you’ll be back on track again in no time.

  1. Log into your site. Go to your dashboard -> Settings -> Sharing and click the X next to the link to the Twitter account you wish to disconnect.
  2. Reload the page and confirm the link now says Create new Twitter connection.
  3. Clear your browser’s cookies (this clears some cookies that Twitter sets which are often part of the problem).
  4. Visit your Applications page on Twitter and revoke access to the WordPress.com application.
  5. Log back into your site. Go to your dashboard -> Settings -> Sharing and follow these steps to reconnect.
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