What Are Social Media Widgets?
At the top of every content type in Metro Publisher, is an area into which social media widgets can be inserted. Social media widgets are third party services that are very useful for allowing readers to share your content via their social media networks. This guide provides a general overview of how insert social media widgets.
Sample of a ShareThis Social Media Widget in an Article
Getting the Social Media Widget Code
To get an Idea how this works, look at this guide that outlines the process for creating a social media widget with ShareThis.
Placing the Code on Your Metro Publisher Site
Once you have gotten the social media widget code, you will need to paste it into Metro Publisher.
- Log in as an Admin and go to "Settings."
- Select "Content."
- Additionally, you can choose where to position the share widget by selecting one of the "Position Share Tools" options.
- Click "Save Changes."
- Go to an article and "Preview" your widget to make sure it is working properly.
Adding Share Buttons to other Pages
You can add social media icons to more pages than just articles by switching to "source" mode on the Pages Content Editor and pasting the same social media code used on the rest of the Content at the top:
PLEASE NOTE: This step requires some knowledge of HTML. Manipulation of the source code on Pages without this knowledge can result in unintended changes to the Page Content that will require technical assistance to repair.
<span class='st_sharethis_large' displayText='ShareThis'></span>
<span class='st_facebook_large' displayText='Facebook'></span>
<span class='st_twitter_large' displayText='Tweet'></span>
<span class='st_linkedin_large' displayText='LinkedIn'></span>
<span class='st_pinterest_large' displayText='Pinterest'></span>
<span class='st_email_large' displayText='Email'></span>