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How to Add Social Sharing Links and Buttons to Your Membership Site

With AccessAlly Pro, you can add social sharing links and buttons to your membership site to help spread visibility for your courses.

Sometimes you want to have members and new customers share their progress or that they just signed up, on social media.

Adding a regular social share button won’t work, because pages are password protected.

That means that if a user tries to share a page that has restricted access, anyone who clicks on the shared link will simply be redirected to your login page. In this tutorial, you’ll see how to set up social share links that point to another page.

Here’s what your thank you page might look like:

Screenshot of thank you page with social share icons

Adding Social Sharing Buttons Using Sassy Social Share Plugin

Screenshot of Sassy Social Share plugin page

One option for adding social share buttons on your membership site is through the free Sassy Social Share plugin.

Here we’ll walk through how to configure the plugin and add social share buttons for all of the different social networking sites, and how to specify which link people are sharing.

The best way to add social share icons within a page, like a thank you page after opting in for a free course or sharing someone’s progress throughout a course, is by using a shortcode.

Here’s how to construct your Sassy Social Share shortcode:

[Sassy_Social_Share type=”standard” title=”Share the challenge with your friends” url=”https://mymainwebsite.com/”]

The URL is where you want the social link to lead to, so most likely your opt-in form page or main website.

Edit the look and feel of your social share icons

You’ll want to make sure that the “Standard” view is enabled. You could also choose the floating view if you prefer to display your social share icons that way.

Screenshot of settings for enabling standard view

If you don’t want to have social share icons on every page, you can also uncheck the items under Placement.

Screenshot of placement settings

In the “standard theme settings” is where you’ll edit the look of your icons, by changing the shape and size.

Screenshot of social icon settings

Once you’ve added the shortcode and edited the look and feel of the buttons, make sure to test your page.

Now you’re done, and folks are going to start sharing!

Deprecated: AccessAlly Pro social sharing buttons

Since social media platforms are constantly changing their API, we’re not able to keep ProgressAlly’s Social Share feature up to date with the changes and provide the top-notch level of integration that you expect.

That’s why this feature is being deprecated, and will no longer be supported or updated in the plugin. It will eventually be removed from the plugin, too.

We highly recommend using the Sassy Social Share option above instead.

Here’s the video tutorial of how this feature worked:

*Due to changes with Facebook, the ability to customize the text and image is no longer available. The social share button for Facebook shares will tag users when they click to ‘share’ or ‘cancel’.

Updated on October 30, 2020

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