Adding social sharing & social links

Summary

Our social tools make it easy for you to enable the sharing of your campaign, as well as allowing you to add direct links to your own social profiles within them. There are two social building blocks:

  • Sharing - allows your recipients to share your campaign via their social networks, which in turn allows you to track when your campaign has been viewed via a social network
  • Social links - allows you to add direct links to your own social network profiles within your campaign

Adding social sharing to your campaign

By adding social sharing links to your campaign, you will give your contacts a choice of networks with which to easily share your campaign, whilst your reporting will tell you which networks your campaign was viewed via, and which contact shared them there.

Do this by dragging the Sharing block in from the side panel.

Drop it into an EasyEditor dropzone and then click on Set up social networks to choose what networks to use and how they are displayed.

The Sharing window will appear, allowing you to choose which social networks to link to (we have eight preconfigured for you). Click to select the ones you want, at which point they will become highlighted, whilst the number you have selected is also confirmed in the bottom right.

Click Apply when you're happy with your selections, and they will be added to your campaign.

Once applied, you're able to do the following in the side panel:

  • Add further social networks, or remove them, by clicking on Add or remove social networks to produce the Sharing window again
  • Alter the styling of any label text that is used with the icons
  • Choose how big the icon size should be
  • Decide where the label text of the social network should be displayed in relation to the icon (if at all)
  • Change whether the icons are displayed horizontally or stacked vertically
  • Choose whether the icons should be left or right aligned, centred, or stretched to fit the width of the whole block
  • Configure the horizontal and vertical spacing of the icons

The changes you make from the side panel will be instantly applied in the editor, allowing you to gauge your alterations as you go along. You can also preview them properly via the Preview tool in the editor.

The social networks you choose will be saved and used as the default for when you next use the tool.

Adding social links to your campaign

By adding links in your campaign to your own social network profiles, you can make it easy for your recipients to follow, like or connect with you.

Do this by dragging the Social links block in from the side panel.

Drop it into an EasyEditor dropzone and then click on Set up social links to choose which of your social profiles to use and how they are displayed.

The Social links window will appear, allowing you to choose which of your social profiles to have a link to (we have nine preconfigured for you). Click the checkbox to select the ones you want, at which point they will become highlighted, and add the URL of your social profile for that selected network in the field provided.

Click Apply when you're happy with your selections, and they will be added to your campaign.

Once applied, you're able to make changes in the side panel in the same way as you're able to when using social sharing (the one difference being of course that you have Add or remove social links at the top, not Add or remove social networks).

Just as with social sharing, the social links you choose will be saved and used as the default for when you next use the tool.

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