Support » Plugin: Social Media Share Buttons & Social Sharing Icons » LinkedIn Share URL is home page URL

  • Resolved IreneLinda

    (@irenelinda)


    Can you tell me why the link URL for LinkedIn share button is the URL for the page on which the share button sits. On the home page, it’s “new.mygoforthegreen.com”; on the blog, it’s “new.mygoforthegreen.com/blog”.

    This is new to me so I may be totally confused. My understanding is that a user, who belongs to LinkedIn, would click the LI icon and go to a page where s/he could share my page. That’s the way I set it up in the plugin. This would also be the case for Facebook and Twitter users.

    I sure would appreciate some help with this. I’m getting nowhere on my own!

    Many thanks,

    Linda

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Contributor socialtech

    (@socialtech)

    Thank you for your question!

    The Linkedin share button works just as you described i.e when clicking the share button, the plugin will share the page/post the user was on (otherwise it doesn’t make sense as the user found a piece of content that he wants other people to see) when he initiated the action.

    Thread Starter IreneLinda

    (@irenelinda)

    Thanks so much for your fast response! 🙂 Impressive!

    I understand what you said re. the URL and it makes perfect sense.

    What I don’t understand is what should happen when I click one of the buttons. Nothing happens for me.

    My understanding is FB and Twitter won’t do anything because we don’t have accounts for either. BUT shouldn’t something happen when I click LinkedIn? My business partner and I both have accounts there.

    Or am I missing the point entirely? If so, apologies for being so dense!!

    Linda

    Plugin Author socialdude

    (@socialdude)

    Clicking on the social media icons opens a tooltip (little “pop-up”) which shows the icons on which you need to click on.

    For your Facebook and Twitter icons the tooltip seems cut, which is a conflict with your theme. Please ask your theme creators about it.

    Thread Starter IreneLinda

    (@irenelinda)

    Sure, socialdude, I will check with them; however, a couple of clarifications before I do:

    1. Are Facebook and Twitter possibly cut because I don’t have accounts with them?

    2. Is the missing tool tip pop-up also true of LinkedIn? Or does it work differently?

    Thanks again for helping me through this!

    Linda

    Plugin Author socialdude

    (@socialdude)

    1. No, that doesn’t have anything to do with it. The share & like icons should still show (because you don’t need to have accounts for those functionalities; it’s all about the visitor sharing the content on *their* accounts).

    2. No, for Linkedin I can see the tooltip fine (that’s why I was able to share via Linkedin, see above)

    Note: The missing tooltips are indeed a conflict with your theme (and not a fault of our plugin). However, as part of this plugin https://www.ultimatelysocial.com/usm-premium/ we can fix those things too.

    Thread Starter IreneLinda

    (@irenelinda)

    Okay, I’ve got it. This is very embarrassing to admit, socialdude, but I realized I was clicking in the wrong place! Re-reading your original response about what should happen, I saw that it was the pop-us that needed to be clicked, not the icon. Duh.

    Sorry for my misunderstanding and for taking up your time due to my goof!

    All 3 work perfectly … if they’re clicked in the right place!!

    I love your plugin and apologies again for being confused.

    Linda

    Plugin Author socialdude

    (@socialdude)

    No issues, I’m happy it’s solved! 🙂

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