How to Add Social Bookmarks to a Page

Tutorial

The social bookmark feature allows visitors to your site help to spread the word about what great content your site has to offer.

These tags can easily be added to a page on your site. One click and visitors are posting your content to one of the popular social bookmark services so others can find out about it. Below are some various looks for your bookmarks.

How to Add Social Bookmarks to a Page

 

While MemberGate comes preloaded with the most popular social networking bookmarks, you can easily add your favorites as well through the social bookmark control panel.


Adding the Social Bookmarks to a Page

The Social Media Sharing Icons can be managed under Social Networking > Social Bookmarks

The Social Media Sharing Icons can be managed under Social Networking Social Bookmarks

Familiarizing Yourself with the Social Media Bookmarks Edit Page

Familiarizing Yourself with the Social Media Bookmarks Edit Page

There are three sections of the Social Bookmarks Page:

  1. The social bookmarks section shows the social bookmarks that are set up for your site and allows you to update the bookmarks to include others
  2. The social bookmarks attributes allows you to customize the look and feel of how the social bookmarks will appear on your page.
  3. The embed code section provides a preview of what your social bookmarks will look like with the current settings. It also provides the CF tag to place on your pages to add the social bookmark to your pages.
Social Bookmarks

Social Bookmarks

Collapsed Settings

The settings for each bookmark are inside the collapsed bookmark section.

Clicking on the section will open the bookmark

Link

Special URL format - this is the URL associated with the social media bookmark that will be used by the social media site to add the page to a post. The URL link format is created at the social media company.

Icon

The icon is a font awesome icon of the social media site. Check the box next to the icon if it should be displayed on your pages using the icon.

Image

Click Upload Image and choose an image from a local drive. This is used when a custom image is preferred (as opposed to using the font awesome icon)

Icon Color

Enter a hexadecimal color, or click in the box and choose a color from the color picker for the color of the font of the font awesome icon.

Background

Enter a hexadecimal color, or click in the box and choose a color from the color picker for the color of the background of the font awesome icon.

Active

Check the active box to include this social media option when adding the social bookmarks on your pages.

Organization

The order that the social bookmarks will be arranged in can be updated by clicking on the bookmark and dragging it to another spot in the list. The top bookmark will appear on the left or top of the social bookmarks.

Add a New Bookmark

Click the button to add a new social bookmark option. Choose the bookmark from the 'Select Bookmark' drop down menu

Edit the Social Bookmarks Attributes

Edit the Social Bookmarks Attributes

The social bookmark attributes can be adjusted for each of your pages. This allows you the flexibility to have a different look for your bookmarks in different areas of your site.

As the changes are made to the attribute fields, the CF tag will automatically reflect the choices.

Title

Title of the page when shared

Heading

The headline of the page

Show Link Text

Include the name of the social media site as well as it's icon

Layout

Horizontal will display the social media icons next to each other; vertcial will display them on top of one another

Style

Display the icons in block or standard format.

Align

Display the icons in the center, left or right side of the page

Text Align

Aligns the position of the text

Target

When an icon is clicked, should the social media site open in a new browser window or the same window

Width

Update the social media bookmarks so they are smaller as needed

Hover Color

Enter a hexadecimal color to the box (or choose a color from the color picker. This is the color the icon will be highlighted with when a user hovers over the icon

Click the 'Add/Edit Social Bookmarking Links' button and Copy the CF tag

Click the 'Add/Edit Social Bookmarking Links' button

A preview will be shown reflecting your choices. If you are happy with the look of the social media icons, copy the resulting CF Tag.

If more changes are needed, adjust the attributes above and click the again.

Paste the cf tag anywhere you would like the social bookmarks to appear

Paste the cf tag anywhere you would like the social bookmarks to appear on your pages (choose 'add or edit pages', 'add or edit department', 'add/edit products', 'edit public or member portals')