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Tweet a Link
This tutorial will show you how to create a Quick Bar action to grab a link and draft a tweet with just a click.
- 1.It works by adding a Quick Bar action that you can trigger from any page on the web.
- 2.When triggering the action, it will grab the current page’s URL and open a new tab with a tweet compose box drafted with the URL.
- 3.You can then customize your message and send the tweet.
Once the Page Editor is open, click Add and select a Quick Bar trigger from the top left menu.
Once the Quick Bar has been added, we can configure the action!
Tweet This Link
Tweet This Link
Under Advanced, I selected the Icon to be the
Once you’re done, it should look like this!
To add another brick, select the + button below the Quick Bar brick.
Now we’re going to add a brick that, as the name implies, will open a new tab and draft a tweet with whatever content we desire.
Let’s go ahead and add it by adding the brick by searching for
Tweet in a new tab
Now we need to configure the brick with any details we want to pass it.
We’ll add the URL we will post (from the page we triggered the mod).
Optionally we can also define a “via” field - which would let us append an account to the append of the tweet saying “via @account”. We’ll select the “ABC” and choose to exclude this.
- url: You can reference the URL of the page you triggered the action with using
- via: Click on the drop-down (by default ABC) and click Exclude it
- text: This will be the text of our tweet. If you often include some text in your tweet, you’re welcome to add something here; just keep in mind anything you add will show up every time you use this mod.
- hashtags: You can leave it empty or add any hashtags you’d generally use (and notice that you should do so without the preceding # character)
Let’s test it out and see how it looks.
Now all you have to do is add any text you want to share to your tweet and press send.
You can do that manually by pressing the send button or use a couple of extra PixieBrix bricks to get it done (this would be using the bricks “Wait for DOM event” and “Simulate DOM event”)
Ready to test this out? By default, you'll open your Quick Bar by pressing
CMD/CTRL + M. If you would like to change that, you can change your Quick Bar shortcut to another combination of keystrokes.