Integrating your site with social media

The Content Template Catalog templates provide sample integration with social media services, but you will typically replace these with a customized implementation.

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Before testing social media integration in the Content Template templates or customized templates, make the server publicly accessible. The social media service is likely to do a callback to the provided URL, and fails if the server is not accessible.
Note: Due to restrictions with the Facebook and Twitter API, these social media tools will not work if the website is accessed by using a short DNS host name. The full server host name must be used for the social media buttons to work correctly.
For Twitter:
  1. Create a Twitter button by going to this URL: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons#tweet
  2. Use these settings:
    • URL: [PathCmpnt type="noprefixbase"][URLCmpnt context="portalContext" type="content" mode="static" htmlencode="true"]
    • Tweet Text: [Property context="portalContext" type="content" field="title"]
    • Via: Your Twitter account
  3. Copy the generated code and replace the markup in this component: CTC Design>Components>Fragments>Tweet Button
You are now able to track who is sharing your content by using your Twitter account
For Facebook:
  1. Create a Like button by going to this URL: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like
  2. Use these settings:
    • URL: Facebook requires a real URL, so you cannot use Web Content Manager tags. Use a temporary URL instead. For example: http://replaceme
  3. Click Get Code.
  4. Click the IFRAME link in the dialog.
  5. Copy the code and replace the markup in this component: CTC Design>Components>Fragments>Like Button
  6. Replace http://replaceme with [PathCmpnt type="noprefixbase"][URLCmpnt context="portalContext" type="content" mode="static" htmlencode="true"]
If you have a Facebook app, your appid is in the url. Now you can track who likes your content in the Facebook app.