Share It - A Social Media Sharing Plug-in

KNOWARTH Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Data Modeling & Business Logic
Going Social is the new norm and Every organization seeks presence on Social Media channels like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to better connect, build network, share and promote business with loyal followers and customers. Keeping that in mind, KNOWARTH has created “Share It” a flexible plug-in that can be customized to meet your organizational requirements.

- Problem:
As Liferay move towards Digital Experience Platform, Social Media plays a significant part in that migration. Customer will like to have flexibility in configuring social media sharing on various platform for their contents on portals.
Currently, Liferay provides content sharing on social platforms for OOB portlets like blogs, messages, boards, wiki etc. However, users will like to share content from any page and not limit themselves by sharing from limited places (portlets). Our Share It plug-in will fill in that gap for users and organizations that are always active on social media platforms.

- Pre-Requisite:
It is inevitable that you want to share your content on social media, but make sure your Portal is accessible from the Internet via a valid Domain or reachable IP addresses.

- Solution:
Share It plug-in solves and meets your social sharing needs for contents, images and many other marketing and social collaterals. It’s easy to configure and just a matter of click from sharing your page, contents on social platforms like Facebook, Gmail, Linked IN and Twitter.
It will also make it easy for developers to use with its extensibility to add/remove and expand features. It uses ‘AddThis’ API as an underlying toolset that provides variety of features that will benefit your website and customers across verticals.

- Steps for easy Configuration:
Step 1: Copy the .lpkg (Jars) file in deploy folder of Tomcat Application Server
Step 2: Navigate to “Configure Page” of desired Site, where you like to enable social sharing
Step 3: You will be able to see “Share” tab. Click “Enable Sharing” and Toggle Social Media options (Facebook, Gmail, Linked In, Twitter), next provide “Display Style” settings for appearance of Social Icons on your portal/page.
Step 4: You can optionally provide Image or Video URL that best describes your page when shared on Social Sites, applicable for Facebook and Linked In.
Step 5: You may like to add more information about your page use “SEO” tab to provide Page Title and Description that will appear on Social Sites
Step 6: Once above configurations are saved, refreshing the page will show social icons on the page ready for sharing. Just click desired social platform your page meta data will be auto populated to be shared.

Performing above steps will ensure that you are able to Share the content on your portal pages with ease.
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Release Summary and Release Notes
Version Change Log Supported Framework Versions Date Added
Liferay DXP 7.0 GA1+
Liferay CE Portal 7.0 GA3+
Anblicks is a Cloud Data Engineering Firm - Enabling Enterprises with Data-Driven Decision Making. Since 2004, Anblicks has been enabling customers across the globe, with their digital transformation journey. Anblicks is headquartered in Addison, Texas, and employs more than 400 technology professionals, data analysts, and data science experts in the USA, India, and Indonesia. Anblicks is committed to bringing value to various industries using Data Strategy, Cloud Data Engineering, and 24x7 Managed Data Services. Global Customers are benefited from our Anblicks Ignite Enterprise Data Platform and products. Anblicks' comprehensive knowledge and expertise includes CloudOps, Data strategy and Modern app services. They have proven capabilities of delivering complex and innovative solutions powered by the Liferay DXP platform. They have a team of proficient Liferay developers and Liferay thought leaders. They have authored and reviewed several books on Liferay. They bring innovative digital experiences to applications, corporate websites, customer self-serves, intranet and community portals, partner portals, ecommerce portals, collaboration and CMS portals. Their mission is to help their customers achieve goals with simple yet effective solutions through state-of-the-art technology, innovation, and reliability.
KNOWARTH Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Published Date
April 17, 2017
Supported Versions

Installation Instructions

This is a Legacy App that is no longer available in the new App Marketplace. You are able to acquire it from your installed DXP or CE instance and install it by following the instructions below.

Acquiring this App through the legacy Liferay Portal Store

  1. Review app documentation for any specific installation instructions.
  2. Login to your Liferay Portal instance with administrative permissions.
  3. Navigate to the Control Panel, Marketplace (or Apps for 7.3 and prior), then Store.
  4. If needed, login to your Liferay.com account by choosing Sign In.
  5. Search for the app name in the Search dialog.
  6. Once the app is found, click on the app in the search results.
  7. On the app details page, choose to acquire the app by selecting the Free, Buy, or Trial button.
  8. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the acquisition.

Installing this App through legacy Liferay Portal Purchased Apps

  1. After acquiring the app, login to your Liferay Portal instance with administrative permissions.
  2. Navigate to the Control Panel, Marketplace (or Apps for 7.3 and prior), then Purchased.
  3. If needed, login to your Liferay.com account by choosing Sign In.
  4. Click the Install button to install your app on your Liferay Portal instance.

See the legacy App Marketplace help documentation for more information.