What We’ll Cover
- Adding a Social Link to your eCommerce Site
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Social media engagement is the backbone of the modern direct sales industry. The Social Links Share makes it easy to connect your social media platforms to your eCommerce Site. Here, you can add social links from:
- Google +
Social links appear in the footer of the eCommerce Site and can be configured with MFC.
In eCommerce Admin, navigate to: Retail Shop Configuration > Social Links Share.
Filter Options - For more information see, “Filtering Options in eCommerce Admin”.
+ ADD SOCIAL LINK Button - When you want to add a new social link to your site, click the + ADD SOCIAL LINK button to open the Add Social Link pop-up window.
Social Links List - A list of the social links created. These can be filtered with the Filter Bar above. You can change the sort order of the links by clicking and dragging each link in the list.
Published - The check mark indicates that the link is published and live on the site.
Publish - Click the Publish icon to quickly publish from this screen.
Edit Icon - Click the Edit icon to edit the social link details and configurations. When clicked the Edit Social Link pop-up window opens that contains the same fields as the Add Social Link pop-up window.
The Add Social Link Pop-up Window
Configure popular social network links to appear in the footer of your eCommerce Site.
Name - Type a name for the link. Typically, the name of the social network.
Type - Dropdown that has a list of popular social networks. Select the social network you wish to link.
Link URL - Type the url to your social networking profile. Links must begin with “http(s)://” (i.e. “http://google.com”).
Tile Background Color (Hex Format) - Style the background color of the social link. Use hexadecimal color codes (i.e., #3b5998).
Publish - Toggle the publication state of the link. Clicking the toggle on in conjunction with the SAVE button will add the link to the list and to the eCommerce Site.
If you would like to hold off on publication now, then you can leave the toggle off and publish the link at a later date using the Publish icon.
SAVE - Save the social link configurations.
Multi-Faceted Configuration - The rest of the settings are MFC, see: Multi-Faceted Configuration (MFC) in eCommerce Admin Tutorial.
Adding a Social Link to your eCommerce Site
To add a social link, click the + ADD SOCIAL LINK button. The Add Social Link pop-up windows will open. Enter the Name of the social network and the Type (ideally, these two match). Enter the URL to your social profile and type a HEX color value in the Tile Background Color field.
If you are ready to publish the link, then click the Publish toggle on.
Use the MFC settings to customize when, for whom, and in what regions you link will appear and click the SAVE button. Your link will appear in the list. Drag and drop the list item to change the sort order the links will appear on the eCommerce Site. If configured correct and published the links will appear in the footer.
If you would like to delete the link, click the Edit icon.
In the Edit Link pop-up window, click the Trash icon at the bottom of the window. A message will ask to confirm; if yes, then the link will be deleted and a success dialog message will appear, confirming the deletion.
For a step-by-step guide, see: How to Add a Social Link to Your eCommerce Site
- Filtering Options in eCommerce Admin
- Multi-Faceted Configuration (MFC) in eCommerce Admin Tutorial
- How to Add a Social Link to Your eCommerce Site