Social Sharing applications help you share such content instantly from your preferred digital channels to social sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and so on. This not only improves your website traffic but also offers better exposure to your products, services, offers, and campaigns. Prospects who see that the content is being shared by their trusted peers are more likely to click through, maximizing the results.
Social Sharing Experience Extension
Contentstack’s Experience Extensions feature offers enterprises a variety of ways to integrate third-party applications, such as IBM Watson, directly into your headless CMS. With the Social Sharing Experience Extension you can share content easily on social media, without the inconvenience of leaving your CMS.
Using a Contentstack Custom Widget, you can integrate the Social Sharing extension into your content type which will enable you to share the content of your entry directly on social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This Experience Extension allows content managers to select the widget on the entry page and use it for sharing content instantly on social media.
Social Sharing Experience Extension Setup
To use a Custom Widget with Social Sharing, perform the following steps:
Create a Social Sharing Custom WidgetCreate and configure a Social Sharing Custom Widget. You can define exactly how the integration works, what social accounts it should integrate with, and what information you want to link to Contentstack. Typically, we recommend that a developer helps perform this step. See the documentation for step-by-step instructions.
Add the Social Sharing Custom WidgetAdd a Custom Widget to your content type and select Social Sharing as the Extension.
Test Social Sharing Custom Widget in Your Entries
You should be able to see the Social Sharing Custom Widget on a content entry page. Try it by selecting it to ensure the setup works correctly.