ClickDimensions Social Share feature lets you insert links into your emails that will let your recipients share the email on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.
It is currently not possible to create new Email Sends/Templates using this editor, and as part of our continuing plans to deprecate the Block editor, cloning Email Sends/Templates using the Block Editor while on version 12.1+ will automatically update their editor type to the Freestyle editor.
From version 12.2, this will be released to and applied automatically to all versions as we move to fully deprecate the old editors.
- Learn how to insert Social Sharing links into a Block or Custom HTML Editor Template
- Dynamics 365
Before we begin specifying the Social Sharing settings, scroll to the editor below to see where to find the Social Link tool.
There are two different ways to insert Social Sharing links in the Block Editor. You can insert the links through the Page Menu and within a block's text editor.
How to Insert Social Sharing Links at the Top of the Email
If you have used the Insert Microsite Link option under the Page menu, you've noticed that the link is placed automatically above the content of your email. The same will happen with the Insert Social Links option. Once you have inserted the social options, they will appear above the content of your email.
To open the Social Links options window, go to Page > Add Social Links
The Social Sharing Options window will open, and you can begin to set up the social sharing links.
How to insert Social Sharing Links in a Block's Text Editor
When you are inserting the content within the text editor of a block, there is a button in the toolbar called Insert Social Links. This button will open the Social Sharing Options window, and you can begin to set up the social sharing links.
When inserting the social sharing links within the editor, it will insert the HTML generated by ClickDimensions directly into the email. Use the Insert Social Links icon in the editor's toolbar to open to Social Sharing Options window. You can begin to set up the social sharing links in the Social Sharing Options window.
How to Set the Social Sharing Preferences and Insert the Link into the Email
Once you have the Social Sharing preferences window open, you'll be able to select which social networks you want to use and more. To select the social networks you want to use, check the box next to the social network's name.
For Facebook, you have the option to let your recipients either share the email or share another website's URL. Select the option you would like to use in the drop down menu.
If you select to share another website's URL, enter the URL in the field that appears under the drop down menu. When the recipient clicks on the Facebook icon in the email, they will be able to share the URL you enter here instead of the email.
Under the drop down menu, you can select which icon will appear for Facebook. You can use our standard icons, or you can upload your own (which will be discussed later).
The Twitter option gives your recipients the ability to tweet a link to your email. You have the ability specify the text that will be tweeted when the recipient tweets the link to your email. The tweet can contain the subject of your email (default option), or it can contain custom text. Select which option you prefer from the drop down menu.
If you select to tweet custom text, enter the text into the field that appears below the drop down menu.
You can also specify which icons you would like to use - including the standard icons we provide, or you can upload your own (will be discussed later).
The LinkedIn option lets your recipients share the email on LinkedIn. Check the box next to LinkedIn and then select the icon you would like to use, or upload your own.
The Google+ option will allow your recipients to share the email on Google+. Check the box next to Google+, and select the icon you want to use or upload your own.
Upload a Custom Icon
There are tons of social icons out on the web. You can use your own custom icons instead of our standard icons (maybe icons that match your branding). If you want to upload your own icon, select Custom.
An upload button will appear below. Click on the Upload button to select the icon on your computer that you want to use. For this example, we will upload a custom Facebook icon.
All icons uploaded must have a height of 32px or less and must be a .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, or .bmp file.
After the icon has been uploaded, a preview of the icon will appear on the right.
If you accidentally upload the wrong icon, click the 'x' next to the filename and upload a new icon. Using your own icons can give your email a cohesive look and let the icons match your company's brand.
This refers to the domain it shows when someone shares the email with certain social sites.
The domains shown in this list are pulled from the subdomain alias fields of any domain records you have in your CRM. (Settings > ClickDimensions Settings > Domains)
Re-Arrange the Icons
If you want to change the order of the icons before inserting them into your email, just drag and drop the icons around until they are in the order that you prefer.
Inserting the Icons
When you are ready to insert the icons into your email, click Insert and your icons will be inserted into the email. If you'd like, you can insert multiple sets social sharing links within an email.
|Feature Added: Original
|Feature Updated: 8.2.0
|ClickDimensions Version Needed: Any