[wp-hackers] Sidebar video widget w/ its own sharing buttons?

Patty Ayers patty at ayersvirtual.com
Fri Apr 19 16:00:12 UTC 2013

Alex, thank you very much. But I'm not sure I was clear. She wants to be
able to quickly drop a video into the Video Sidebar Widget, and have
sharing buttons automatically appear for that specific video, just below
it. The next day, she wants to drop another video in, and the sharing
buttons for that specific video will automatically appear, just below it.

I should also clarify - my own sense/guess is that this would require the
creation of a custom plugin which would be fairly complex and have a
significant cost. If this appears to be the case, I'm fine with telling my
client that.

Thanks again for any information or suggestions,


On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 11:16 AM, Alexander Höreth <a.hoereth at gmail.com>wrote:

> For Twitter you can easily generate the html code for a button on this
> page: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons#tweet
> The content of the WordPress text widget is html-enabled, so just paste the
> code there.
> For Facebook it is a bit more complicated because you need an facebook app
> to use their social plugins: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
> But you could still stylize your own share button which just trigger a
> link: <a href=”http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://URL”
> title=”Share
> on Facebook”>Facebook</a>
> Same works for twitter: <a href=”
> http://twitter.com/home?status=http://IHREURL” title=”Auf Twitter
> weitersagen”>Twitter</a>
> Alex
> 2013/4/19 Patty Ayers <patty at ayersvirtual.com>
> > Hello,
> >
> > I think this is on-topic for this list. If not, my apologies and please
> > ignore.
> >
> > I've produced a simple WordPress site for a client using a theme based on
> > the Genesis framework.
> >
> > http://womenadvancenc.org
> >
> > My client has a request which I'm pretty certain requires custom coding,
> > and I'm a PHP novice. Can anybody give me a sense of what it would take
> to
> > provide what she wants?
> >
> > In the right sidebar, I've set her up with a plugin (Video Sidebar
> Widget)
> > which allows her to easily place a video in the space near the top. What
> > she wants is buttons just beneath the video allowing people to share the
> > video on their social-media accounts (probably 3-4 different soc media
> > platforms).
> >
> > The sharing buttons embedded in almost all YouTube, Vimeo, etc. videos
> > aren't satisfactory for this client; she wants the buttons separate from
> > the video. The current video is not a publicly-shared one, so bad example
> > of this, but they plan to post lots of "viral videos" which will
> typically
> > be publicly-available and shareable.
> >
> > Thanks very much in advance for any advice on this.
> > Best,
> > Patty Ayers
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