The Social Media Icons app is just one example of a library of apps that are easy to install with step-by-step instructions, or use the Drupal Social Media Icons embed code. Check out all of the options in the POWR app library or consider subscribing to POWR Business which gives you the full access to the entire suite, including the Social. Social Media Links Block and Field (Drupal 8, Drupal 7) “The modules provides a configurable block that display links (icons) to your profiles on various popular networking sites. Current supported Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+ and many more). Drupal's news and team social media accounts Community members can request something be mentioned on social media via one or more of these accounts by using this form. Celebrate Drupal - a community collaborated space. Oct 19, 2012 The Drupal 8 version is a complete rewrite to use all the new stuff and possibilities (e.g. The plugin system). New Functionality: Social Media Links Field (8.x-2.4 and higher) With the new submodule 'Social Media Links Field' it is possible to capture the links to various social media platforms via a field.
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In this chapter, let us study about Social Networking in Drupal. Social media is becoming very important these days, Drupal has many social media modules for this purpose. Let us take ShareThis module as our example, you can choose any other of your choice.
Following are the simple steps used to install ShareThis module.
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Step 1 − Click ShareThis to visit ShareThis module page and click the Version as shown in the following screen.
Step 2 − Copy the link address of the module as shown in the following screen.
Step 3 − Next, go to Modules and click Install new module as shown in the following screen.
Step 4 − Now, paste the link address that you copied in step(2) and click Install as shown in the following screen.
Step 5 − You will see the following screen. Click Enable newly added modules.
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Step 6 − Next, go to Modules. Enable the module and click Save configuration as shown in the following screen.
Step 7 − Go to Configuration, under WEB SERVICES and click ShareThis as shown in the following screen.
Step 8 − The following screen pops up.
Step 9 − You can click any of the button style, under the Display section to share your content online as shown in the following screen.
Step 10 − Click any of the services you want to remove. You can also use Extra services like Google Plus One and Facebook Like by checking them as shown in the following screen.
You can choose services from the Possible Services section and you can also remove or re-order services from Selected Service section.
Step 11 − Next, click Context as shown in the following screen to configure where the ShareThis widget should appear.
Following the details of the fields present on the screen.
Under Location you can choose any of Node content or Block or Links area.
Under Node Types you can select Article and Basic page, if you want ShareThis widget to appear on it.
If you select Comments you can display ShareThis on comments as well.
The Weight of the widget determines the location on the page where it will appear.
Step 12 − Next, select Advanced as shown in the following screen.
Following are the details of the fields present on the preceding screen.
When you install the module, a random publisher key will be created.
Twitter Suffix will optionally append a Twitter handle, or text, so that you get a ping when someone shares an article.
Twitter Handle will be used when sharing on twitter.
Twitter recommends will specify a twitter handle to be recommended to the user while sharing.
If Display ShareThis widget on hover is disabled, ShareThis widget will be displayed on click instead of hover.
If Display count '0' instead of 'New' is checked, zero is displayed instead of New in the count for content not yet shared.
Display short URL will display either the full or the shortened URL.
CopyNShare will measure copy and shares of your site's content or URLs as checked respectively.
Step 13 − After checking all the details, click Save configuration as shown in the following screen.
Step 14 − Now you can see the social media buttons appearing on the Article page.
As per the research in 2017 Facebook has 1.94 Million active users who share around 4.75 billion pieces of content daily. While the content publishing for your blog posts or website may seem uncontrollable, turning your website or blog into a social media community for sharing.
A few years back, performing this task meant a lot of custom coding, therefore most of the biggest enterprises and organizations love Drupal. With the availability of Drupal modules, you can easily manage the social media channels of your website with minimal custom coding.
Here are some of the best Drupal Social Media modules that will take your website or blog to a next level:
1. Organic Groups Module:
With the help of this modules, users can easily create and manage their own social media groups. Each group has its homepage that gives a place for the users to post and share the stories and a block of the modules provides basic information about the social media group. Administrators can also enable the additional features in the groups like deciding whether the social group should be selective or not. With the Organic Groups on the website, the possibilities are countless. You can easily configure the layout, membership, restrictions and much more.
2. User Relationships Module:
User Relationships Modules in Drupal allows the site administrators to create and define user types like family, friends or colleges and relation types like mutual or one-way. This Drupal module is also bundled with a group of submodules that allows the administrator to set up notification, invites and messaging.
3. Invite Module:
Invite Drupal Module encourages the current users to invite their colleges, friends and family members to join your group on social media site. This module work with the User Relationship module.
4. User Points Module:
User Points Module allows users to accumulate points for actions like posting nodes, moderating, sharing a picture, commenting and more. The Drupal site administrator can use these points to upgrade or exchange roles for goods or incentives on your website.
5. Flag Module:
Flag Module works with the Flag Friend submodule. Using the Flag API, Flag friend provides a single or two-way relation type that can share messages and notification to the recipient of the friend request providing information on accepting the request.
This module can be used to display the user activities on the website. Like the Activity Drupal Module, Heartbeat is an API for log activity that can be structured to display in a customized activity stream.
7. Easy Social
Easy Social is a free social media sharing module which allows you to add a share button on your website. By default, this module includes the widgets for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn, but you can easily customize it and can add other social media websites.
8. Activity Stream Module:
This Drupal module allows you to create a live stream using your activities on different social media websites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Stumble upon and more. You can easily integrate this Drupal module with any of the websites that publish RSS feeds which provide you the ability for further customization.