Adding social sharing links to emails

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It's easy to add social sharing links to allow your email recipients to click a link to quickly share your email via Facebook and Twitter.  Here's how its done.

If you're using Soapbox Mailer v1.5 or later...

1) When creating your Email Template, simply add the Facebook Share URL merge field ( {!FACEBOOKSHAREURL} ) or the Twitter Share URL merge field ( {!TWITTERSHAREURL} ) into any link you create.  For instance, if you have a link like this...

<a href="http://www.twitter.com">Share on Twitter</a>

...you'd update it to be the following to automatically properly populate the correct Twitter Share URL...

<a href="{!TWITTERSHAREURL}">Share on Twitter</a>

...or to this to automatically properly populate the correct Facebook Share URL...

<a href="{!FACEBOOKSHAREURL}">Share on Facebook</a>

2) When adding content within the HTML Body of your email (in the WYSIWYG editor), simply add the Facebook Share URL merge field ( {!FACEBOOKSHAREURL} ) or the Twitter Share URL merge field ( {!TWITTERSHAREURL} ) into any link you create.  Same process as above.  Post the link wherever you'd like! 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Starting with Soapbox Mailer v1.5, the Social Sharing checkbox on the Campaign record does not do anything.  Checking it will not make any social sharing links appear or disappear.  You must follow the steps above to have these URLs appear within links you create manually.

If you're using Soapbox Mailer v1.4 or earlier...

1) Within the Campaign record for your Soapbox Mailer email, simply check the Social Sharing checkbox.  This will turn on links that will only appear at the top of your email.  There is no way to move these links or to customize them, unless you upgrade to Soapbox Mailer 1.5 or later.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  For Soapbox Mailer v1.4 or earlier, the Facebook Share URL and the Twitter Share URL merge tags above are not available.  You must upgrade to Soapbox Mailer v1.5 or later to have access to these merge fields.

Happy emailing!

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