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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.

Contentstack and Social Sharing Integration Use Cases

Contentstack’s Social Sharing Experience Extension opens up many possibilities. Here are some real-world use case examples:

Run Campaigns Through Social Share

Social Sharing apps offer a great way to share content instantly with a large audience. You can run marketing campaigns and let your audience know about them on-the-fly. When you integrate Social Sharing apps with Contentstack, you can create and share content on multiple platforms without moving out of your CMS.

Product Updates

The integration of Contentstack with the Social Sharing app helps you to send out product updates on social sites quickly. Any new service or product features can be announced on different platforms to let your audience know about the release.

Improve Brand Awareness

Social media can help you increase your brand visibility. Posting regular, interesting content for the audience on these channels can help people get to know, recognize, and trust your brand. The Social Sharing Experience Extension makes it easy to regularly publish social content, helping you build your business’ audience.

Customer Engagement

Social sites enable you to engage with your customers almost instantly. The more you communicate with your audience, the more chances you have of converting them as customers. This integration makes it easy to share engaging content to gain new customers from the expansive pool of social media users.

Social Sharing Experience Extension Setup

To use a Custom Widget with Social Sharing, perform the following steps:

  1. Create a Social Sharing Custom Widget

    Create 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.
  2. Add the Social Sharing Custom Widget

    Add a Custom Widget to your content type and select Social Sharing as the Extension.
  3. 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.

    To learn more about how to set up the Social Sharing extension, refer to our in-depth guide or contact our support team at support@contentstack.com to review the sample code.

Questions? Ideas?

If you have any questions about the way the Social Sharing Extension works or have ideas about other third-party app extensions, send us an email at catalysts@contentstack.com.