Adding social applications

Using AddThis and Social links

Social apps allow you to link to pages or profiles on social media, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Add social apps to show your latest tweets, advertise your amazing Facebook-group or connect your LinkedIn-profile. Here, we tell you more about the AddThis field tray and using Social links in your header.


Step by step guide

Step 1: The Social section and AddThis block

In the Social section of the Add Content panel, you will find the AddThis block. This block allows you to add several social apps in a single field, and link to different social media.

Let's add the AddThis block and have a look:

Step 2: Using the block

Once the AddThis block is placed on your website canvas, you will see a number of share icons in your field tray. When your website is published, these buttons can be clicked to share your website on the respective social media.

To change these apps, click Settings in the left hand corner. 

Step 3: Settings

Step 4: Social links

In your header, there is a social links field. This field differs from the social apps by linking the visitor to a specific social media outlet, while the social apps are used as sharing buttons.

Mouse over the header field and click the social media icons to edit your social links.

Step 5: Enter your links

In the Social links panel, enter the links to your different social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter. When clicked, these buttons will take your visitors to your different social media pages.

Click Done to apply.

Step 6: Advanced settings

In the Advanced panel, you can adjust the look of your icons.


Step 7: The result on your website

Once one or several social links have been added, these will appear as tiny icons in your header.



Article was last updated: 2014-03-06

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