[wp-hackers] Sidebar video widget w/ its own sharing buttons?
patty at ayersvirtual.com
Sat Apr 20 19:53:38 UTC 2013
ShareThis will share the content of a widget? My understanding is that
ShareThis and similar plugins share posts and pages, not media content
inside of widgets.
I haven't seen any plugins which allow the visitor to share the *current
content of a widget.* Are there?
On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 10:56 AM, Brett Schuler <bretteschuler at msn.com>wrote:
> Something like the share this plugin will work also.
> On Apr 19, 2013, at 11:00 AM, "Patty Ayers" <patty at ayersvirtual.com>
> > 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
> > client that.
> > Thanks again for any information or suggestions,
> > Patty
> > On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 11:16 AM, Alexander Höreth <a.hoereth at gmail.com
> >> 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
> >> code there.
> >> For Facebook it is a bit more complicated because you need an facebook
> >> to use their social 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
> >>> the Genesis framework.
> >>> http://womenadvancenc.org
> >>> My client has a request which I'm pretty certain requires custom
> >>> 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.
> >>> she wants is buttons just beneath the video allowing people to share
> >>> 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
> >>> the video. The current video is not a publicly-shared one, so bad
> >>> 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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