Block Editor: How to Insert Social Links

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+. This article will cover the steps on how to insert these links into your email by using the various ClickDimensions email editors. There are various places where you can insert the social links within the different ClickDimensions editors. Before we begin specifying the Social Sharing settings, scroll to the editor below to see where to find the Social Link tool.


Block Editor

There are two different ways to insert social 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 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.

block editor menu

To open the Social Links options window, go to Page > Add social links

page drop down menu

The Social Sharing Options window will open, and you can begin to set up the social links.

How to insert Social 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 links.

block editor link button

Custom HTML

When inserting the social 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 links in the Social Sharing Options window.

html link button

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.

link settings

Facebook

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.

facebook options

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.

facebook options 2

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).

Twitter

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.

twitter options

If you select to tweet custom text, enter the text into the field that appears below the drop down menu.

twitter options 2

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).

LinkedIn

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.

linkedin options

Google+

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.

google plus options

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.

upload custom icon

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.

 

Link Domain

This refers to the domain it shows when someone shares the email with certain social sites.Link Domain

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.

rearrange icons

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 links within an email.

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Block Editor

There are two different ways to insert social 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 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 links.

How to insert Social 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 links.

Custom HTML

When inserting the social 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 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.

Facebook

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).

Twitter

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).

LinkedIn

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.

Google+

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.

 

Link Domain

This refers to the domain it shows when someone shares the email with certain social sites.Link Domain

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 links within an email.


Feature Added: Original
Feature Updated: 8.2.0
ClickDimensions Version Need: Any