S Studio Snapsize - Web Designer - Nelson BC, V1L 4J1

Custom Social Sharing Links

Social sharing buttons provided by social networks are usually built to track users, even after they’ve left your site. I know, totally intrusive. Anyhow, there are ways of creating unobtrusive buttons/links to enable sharing on your site. Here’s one of them, in alphabetical order of course:

  • Delicious – http://del.icio.us/post?url=[URL]&title=[TITLE]]&notes=[DESCRIPTION]
  • Evernote – http://www.evernote.com/clip.action?url=[URL]&title=[TITLE]
  • Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=[URL]&title=[TITLE]
  • Friendfeed – http://www.friendfeed.com/share?url=[URL]&title=[TITLE]
  • Google+ – https://plus.google.com/share?url=[URL]
  • Google Bookmarks – http://www.google.com/bookmarks/mark?op=edit&bkmk=[URL]&title=[title]&annotation=[DESCRIPTION]
  • Linkedin – http://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&url=[URL]&title=[TITLE]&source=[SOURCE/DOMAIN]
  • Newsvine – http://www.newsvine.com/_tools/seed&save?u=[URL]&h=[TITLE]
  • Ping.fm – http://ping.fm/ref/?link=[URL]&title=[TITLE]&body=[DESCRIPTION]
  • Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/pin/create/bookmarklet/?media=[MEDIA]&url=[URL]&is_video=false&description=[TITLE]
  • Posterous – http://posterous.com/share?linkto=[URL]
  • Reddit – http://www.reddit.com/submit?url=[URL]&title=[TITLE]
  • Slashdot – http://slashdot.org/bookmark.pl?url=[URL]&title=[TITLE]
  • StumbleUpon – http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=[URL]&title=[TITLE]
  • Tapiture – http://tapiture.com/bookmarklet/image?img_src=[IMAGE]&page_url=[URL]&page_title=[TITLE]&img_title=[TITLE]&img_width=[IMG WIDTH]img_height=[IMG HEIGHT]
  • Technorati – http://technorati.com/faves?add=[URL]&title=[TITLE]
  • Tumblr – http://www.tumblr.com/share?v=3&u=[URL]&t=[TITLE]
  • Twitter – http://twitter.com/home?status=[TITLE]+[URL]

All you need to do is create regular links and replace the contents of the square brackets with the appropriate PHP snippets from your CMS. Style as you wish of course.