Technical Assistance from the Webmaster
November 26,2011
Sending a tweet to Twitter from your artist site
Filed under: Feature Social+Media Support Tags: Twitter
A MyArtClub.Com feature allows you to tweet a message to Twitter when you upload your art or blog to your site. To start using it, you must first enter the information into your site and authorize MyArtClub.Com to tweet a message to Twitter on your behalf.

Setting up your account to tweet to Twitter is simple. Login to your member site. From the main menu of your member site, click on the link -> Build or Maintain information to Market your site. Then click on the menu item -> Add or update your Twitter screen name.

From this screen you can enter your Twitter Screen Name into the field and click on the button "Upload Twitter Screen Name". We will search Twitter for your screen name and if it is found, your name, your screen name and the Twitter id will be returned to the screen. You have now identified yourself to Twitter.

Only one step left. You need to authorize MyArtClub.Com to tweet on your behalf. This will result in MyArtClub being listed as an Application on your Twitter Settings page under the Application tab. Like any other Application, you can revoke access to it at any time. However, when you do so, you will no longer be able to tweet your messages to Twitter until you authorize the Application again.

To authorize MyArtClub.Com as a Twitter application, just click on the link. A new window will pop up (this is a Twitter requirement) with a link to click on asking you to authorize the MyArtClub Applicaiton. If you are logged in to your Twitter page in another browser window, Twitter will pick up your identification from that window. Otherwise you will have to enter your Twitter user and password information.

MyArtClub.Com does not have access to your Twitter password and only uses the authorization to post on your behalf.

You are now ready to tweet a message to Twitter whenever you upload a work of art to your artist website. When you load a work of art and post it to the site, you get a link to Notify Your Fans which allows you to send out an email to the email addresses you have added to your site.

A new link has been provided that allows you to tweet to your Twitter account or post a message to Facebook. If you wish to send an email to your email list, do this function first. When you have sent you message, the link to tweet a message to Twitter will still be available. Or if you don't wish to send out an email, click on the link now.

You will be presented with a screen that asks you whether you want to send a tweet from Twitter or post a message to Facebook (assuming that you have both accounts established on your site). Click on the "Yes" radio button beside the entry "Tweet as message to Twitter: ".

You have two other choices when tweeting a message to Twitter. You can add a link back to your website. Click on the "Yes" radio button beside the entry "Include link in Tweet: ". This will add a link to your art page and reduces the number of characters that you can tweet by 25.

You can also upload a thumbnail of the art work that you have just posted. The upload is included as a link on your tweet and again reduces the number of characters that you can tweet by 25.

When you have made your selections, click on the "Post Message to Twitter" Button at the bottom of the screen.

A new screen will either ask you to authorize MyArtClub to tweet a message to Twitter on your behalf, if you have not previously authorized it, or provide you with a text box that allows you to enter your tweet to your Twitter page. A counter keeps track of the number of characters you have left in your tweet.

Click on the button to post your tweet. A confirmation message will indicate that your tweet is successful.

Let us know how you like the feature, whether there are any other options that are required, or if you have any difficulties.

Posted by MyArtClub.Com at 08:14


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