Create your own custom social sharing buttons with ease.

We all hate Social Media APIs or addon's that make long load times for your site and creates heavy traffic, performance issues and sometimes design issues to make them look right on the page. Well, here are a few of the direct url's to share with your own custom buttons.

Create your own custom social sharing buttons with ease

Hi guys,

Happy New Year 

This is my very first blog post of the year on my new site.

I know I am not one for writing blog posts but I thought this would be a good topic to write about, considering most of us designers / developers always want to make it possible to share our content without having to use a 3rd party or addon to generate the links and reduce the load time, performance of the site.

Share with Facebook

<a href="//www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u={Escaped URL}">Place your custom share button / icon here</a>

Share with Pinterest

<a href="//pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url={Escaped URL}&amp;description={Escaped Summary}&amp;media={Escaped Image URL}">Place your custom share button / icon here</a>

Share with Google Plus

<a href="//plus.google.com/share?url={Escaped URL}">Place your custom share button / icon here</a>

Share with LinkedIn

<a href="//www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&url={Escaped URL}&amp;summary={Escape Summary}&amp;source={Escaped Source}">Place your custom share button / icon here</a>

Share with Twitter

<a href="//twitter.com/home?status={Escaped Title}%20{Escaped URL}">Place your custom share button / icon here</a>

If you are interested I have developed a simple application under the Experiments page to automatically generate the links for you and all you need to do is place the Title, Summary, Image URL and Post URL in the form provided.


Publisher: Marc Donaldson
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Published: January 18, 2014
Last modified: January 18, 2014
Created: January 18, 2014

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