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Social Media Sharing Extension?

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I am wondering if there is are any decent Social Media sharing extensions? I had installed "Share On", but didn't like it. It has too many social media sites and doesn't let you customize to only show the ones you want. We really would just want Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons for our site. Does anything like this exist please?
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You can create your own buttons in most cases. If you need help - let me know.

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ChinaGal wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:56 am
It has too many social media sites and doesn't let you customize to only show the ones you want.
Yes it does! Go to the extensions tab in the ACP and go to ShareOn > Settings

You can select individual icons and can only select Twitter and Facebook if you want.
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Perfect. Thank you. I didn't see the settings when I installed it before for some reason. Got it working now. Thanks again!

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JLA wrote:
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You can create your own buttons in most cases. If you need help - let me know.
Thank you. It would be good to have some nicer FaceBook and Twitter buttons for this extension. The default buttons are so small and hard to see. But I’m not sure if it would be possible to replace the existing buttons within the extension or not?

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If you can source the button image graphics - you can craft custom URL's in your code for social media platforms. If you look at one of the viewtopic pages on our site - you will see three (look at one of the posts that has an image attachment) sharing buttons that just use a specially crafted link for sharing on each platform. FB, Twitter and Pinterest. These are all generated by viewtopic dynamically based on the page's content.

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Thank you. I looked on your site at some posts which I believe have photos in them, but I didn't see any of your social media share buttons unfortunately.

But I would be happy to continue using the extension if I would just be able to upload some custom buttons. I saw that there are already many Facebook and Twitter share buttons that are available online that I can use. So I wouldn't need to create any new buttons of my own.

I did an "inspect element" though on the current buttons added by the extension to find out where the buttons are located so that I can replace them, but it doesn't show me a file location for the buttons on our server. So I am not sure how we can actually replace them.

Also, I don't like the location of the buttons the way the extension adds them. They go to the right below the post. This adds an extra space below the post and this isn't the best way to do it. In my opinion the best way would be to add them next to the button on the top right of the post for "Reply With Quote", but not sure how difficult it would be to change the code to move the button location.

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ChinaGal wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:43 am
Thank you. I looked on your site at some posts which I believe have photos in them, but I didn't see any of your social media share buttons unfortunately.

But I would be happy to continue using the extension if I would just be able to upload some custom buttons. I saw that there are already many Facebook and Twitter share buttons that are available online that I can use. So I wouldn't need to create any new buttons of my own.

I did an "inspect element" though on the current buttons added by the extension to find out where the buttons are located so that I can replace them, but it doesn't show me a file location for the buttons on our server. So I am not sure how we can actually replace them.

Also, I don't like the location of the buttons the way the extension adds them. They go to the right below the post. This adds an extra space below the post and this isn't the best way to do it. In my opinion the best way would be to add them next to the button on the top right of the post for "Reply With Quote", but not sure how difficult it would be to change the code to move the button location.
Our social media sharing buttons are on the topic page - right hand side (to the right of the topic title) You will see a twitter, FB and Pinterest button there.

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ChinaGal wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:56 am
I am wondering if there is are any decent Social Media sharing extensions? I had installed "Share On", but didn't like it. It has too many social media sites and doesn't let you customize to only show the ones you want. We really would just want Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons for our site. Does anything like this exist please?
You should be able to set the media sites you want to be shown in ACP, afair.
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