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Postby Scepcop » 16 Dec 2010, 02:25

Hi all,
In the top left of the forum, I've installed some popular social media buttons, such as a Facebook Like Button and a Twitter Tweet Button. You can click the Facebook Like button to share this forum with your Facebook friends, and enter a comment with it as well. But the button only shares the index of the forum so that no matter which thread you are in when you click it, you will only be sharing the forum index page on your Facebook account. I have not figured out how some forums are able to adapt the Like button to every thread page, as the Facebook page that generates the code for it only allows you to enter one URL per code. If anyone has any idea how to get the code to apply to each page automatically, feel free to let me know. Here is the Facebook Like Button code generator if you want to try to figure it out:

http://developers.facebook.com/docs/ref ... ugins/like

The Tweet button on the other hand, does automatically Tweet every specific page that it's on. So you can click that to share specific topic threads.

Hope these buttons help spread our forum. I will be adding them to the home and article pages as well.

(Man that sounded so cheesy. I feel like I'm going through the motions in saying all that just to keep up with this social networking trend. lol)

Winston
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Re: New Social Media Buttons in the Forum

Postby ProfWag » 16 Dec 2010, 05:15

Scepcop wrote: I have not figured out how some forums are able to adapt the Like button to every thread page, as the Facebook page that generates the code for it only allows you to enter one URL per code.

Uhhh, maybe it's because no one likes you? (Sorry, couldn't resist...)
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Re: New Social Media Buttons in the Forum

Postby Scepcop » 16 Dec 2010, 14:56

ProfWag wrote:
Scepcop wrote: I have not figured out how some forums are able to adapt the Like button to every thread page, as the Facebook page that generates the code for it only allows you to enter one URL per code.

Uhhh, maybe it's because no one likes you? (Sorry, couldn't resist...)


Dude, I don't think you understood what I was saying. It was probably over your head. But never mind :P
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Re: New Social Media Buttons in the Forum

Postby Scepcop » 16 Dec 2010, 14:57

I figured it out finally. Sheesh. If I don't enter a URL in the Facebook Like Button generator, then the button becomes page specific and will "like" whatever page it's on when you click on it. Sheesh. Why didn't the Facebook instructions say so to avoid confusion? Sheesh.

Anyway, I fixed it so that now you can Like any topic thread here by clicking the Like button when you are in the thread itself.
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Re: New Social Media Buttons in the Forum

Postby Scepcop » 21 Dec 2010, 01:11

I've just added a Digg button at the top. So feel free to "Digg" any topic thread that you like :)
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Re: New Social Media Buttons in the Forum

Postby Scepcop » 21 Dec 2010, 22:42

Hi all,
Can you click the Digg Button at the top of the forum when you are on the main index page? If we all click on it, giving it more "Diggs", then this forum will get more exposure and rank higher on Digg.com. So please help by clicking on it (after logging into your Digg account if you have one). Also, you can add a comment in the comment field when you Digg it.

Thanks,
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Re: New Social Media Buttons in the Forum

Postby NinjaPuppy » 21 Dec 2010, 23:05

I clicked on it but of course without accounts with any of these things, it's a big zero for me. I'm not into that whole social network thing.
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Re: New Social Media Buttons in the Forum

Postby Scepcop » 22 Dec 2010, 18:36

Hi all,
I just replaced the social media buttons above with a preset row of buttons I found from addthis.com which uses a simpler code. In addition to the Facebook and Twitter buttons, there is a Share button that lets you share this forum or the threads with a variety of social media sites, including Digg. If you hover the mouse over the share button, you will see a long list of sites that you can share on.

So share on!

Btw, please try to Digg as many of your favorite threads as you can, in addition to the forum index, to help bring exposure to this site on Digg. To Digg a topic, simply hover the mouse over the Share button and select the Digg icon. Then log into your Digg account. You can do the same with the Facebook Like button.

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Re: New Social Media and Share Buttons

Postby Scepcop » 11 Jul 2013, 05:27

Update:

I moved the social media and share buttons to the top of each thread right above the first post, so you can share them. I also added a Facebook Like button to the row as well.
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