Social share

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Privacy-friendly social sharing icons and menus

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Share extensions rarely respects user privacy. This plugin does by providing social sharing links that do not track users. It also provides sharing a page via email (by opening user's messenger).

***How does this work?*** By providing plain hypertext links instead of embedding iframes or JS scripts. In that way, third-party services can not track you nor inject cookies.

***Network privacy*** The sharing menu appears only on public entities, ie. only those which have a "Public" access level. The motivation for that is that this plugin does not encourage sharing private resources. It considers that any non-public resource should not be shared to another group or made public without the author's consent (or the consent of the group it belongs to). Keep in mind that sharing a private resource can be considered as a leak and may be reprehensible.

However, if this is not an issue in your site's context, this behaviour can be easily overrided in your theme by overriding the 'register', 'menu:entity' hook with a custom one:

    elgg_unregister_plugin_hook_handler('register', 'menu:entity', 'socialshare_entity_menu_setup');     elgg_register_plugin_hook_handler('register', 'menu:entity', 'mytheme_entity_menu_setup', 600);

then replace the following line:

    if ($entity->access_id == 2) {  with your own ; e.g. if you want to allow sharing any non-private entity, it could become:

    if ($entity->access_id > 0) { or to allow to share any resource (event private or draft):

    //if ($entity->access_id == 2) {     ...     //}

## Plugin settings - Select enabled sharing services - Extend entity menu : extends the entity menu with sharing icons  (recommended)  - Extend owner menu : extends the owner menu with sharing icons, eg. to share a group or a user profile.

## Supported services Plugin currently supports the following sharing services:

  • Email
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook

More third-party services can be added provided they offer a RESTful API

Florian DANIEL aka Facyla

Web consultant, Elgg developer, entrepreneur @ Facyla & natural idées


  • Category: Communication
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2018-10-30
  • Downloads: 949
  • Recommendations: 2

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