Applying Social Networks Options Using the Player Template Wizard

What is the Social Networks Area in the Player Template Wizard?

These are quick sharing features that allow you to incorporate built-in icons on the player that will allow viewers to share videos using their social network accounts such as: Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, Google+. This also includes the ability to share a player tag embed code and send a video link by email.

 

Customizing the Player Social Networks Options in the Player Template Wizard

To customize player social networks options in the player template, perform the following steps:

  1. Access the Player template wizard by editing an existing player template or creating a new one.

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  2. Go to the 'SHARING' tab.

  3. Optional: Under the 'SOCIAL NETWORKS' area, click on 'More settings' to display all the available fields.

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  4. Apply the required options according to the following table:

    Icon  Field Name Description
      Enable Select this slider to activate and allow social network sharing options for this player.
    Icon-sharing-1.jpg Embed Selecting this options will display an embed icon on the player allowing viewers to copy and paste a player tag embed code for syndication on any of their sites. 
    Icon-sharing-2.jpg  Email Selecting this option will display an email icon on the player, allowing viewers to send a link to this video using their email provider.
    Icon-sharing-3.jpg Facebook Selecting this option will display a Facebook icon on the player, allowing viewers to share this video on the Facebook platform via their profile.
    Icon-sharing-4.jpg Twitter Selecting this option will display a Twitter icon on the player, allowing viewers to share this video on the Twitter platform via their profile.
    Icon-sharing-5.jpg Weibo Selecting this option will display a Weibo icon on the player, allowing viewers to share this video on the Weibo platform via their profile. 
    Icon-sharing-6.jpg Google+ Selecting this option will display a Google+ icon on the player, allowing viewers to share this video on the Google+ platform via their profile.
      Sharing message Allows you to enter a customized message that will be sent together with any selected sharing option.
      Return URL Allows you to set a custom return URL that will redirect any viewers clicking on a shared link. 


  5. Click on 'SAVE'. Your player social networks settings are saved and applied to this player template.

    Note: The Player template wizard will show you a preview of your current changes while customizing the player.

    Note: After saving a player template, please see How to assign a Player template to a player.
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