Social Media

Change the footer social media information…

Transcript of Changing Social Media

In this tutorial we will be setting up the social media icons to reflect your information instead of Jim Bob’s.

Let’s start over on the left side with the Share My Page. First of all, with Share My Page, you are not going to have to do anything to them. They will already be okay for you. Share My Page simply means if someone clicks on these icons they can share whatever page they are on. We’re on the homepage right now. If someone clicked on LinkedIn this would open up, and I’m going to expand that so we can see it. If they are a member they can sign in, and then they could share your Home page on their LinkedIn page.  Or if they were on your About Me page they would share that page.

The same for Twitter. I could sign in and Tweet a link to your Home page or whatever page I happen to be on of yours.  I could tweet about it right here.

The same for Facebook, I was already logged into Facebook so it just wants me to share your link, and I will be sharing your Home page link since that’s the page I was on when I clicked the Facebook icon.

Here’s a side note for Facebook: If you test the Share Facebook and it still shows Jim Bob’s info even though you have changed A Note About Jim Bob to your information, please let me know. I can tell you how to fix that issue.

On the right side we have Follow Me buttons. That means these buttons would take visitors to your pages on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. They would take them to your pages and then they could follow you or like you on your social media pages. So if I clicked on LinkedIn, that’s going to take me Jim Bob’s LinkedIn page where I can start following him. It’s the same for Twitter and the same for Facebook.

The RSS feed button is what someone could click on if you are doing a blog.  You would want people to be notified on a regular basis when you are doing new blog posts. They could be notified by the RSS feed that you had posted new content.

We will change Jim Bob’s social media information to your information by going to our main menu here, to Appearance>Widgets. The widget panel opens up and the social media icons are in the FooterArea 3. Expand footer area 3, then the Text wideget triangle. Scroll down and find Jim Bob’s LinkedIn information. Highlight between the two quotation marks starting with the HTTP all the way to the next quotation mark. DO NOT delete to the quotation marks.  Paste your LinkedIn link.

Scrolling down a little bit farther you see Jim Bob’s Twitter information. Once again, highlight in between the two quotation marks, and paste your information your link to your Twitter page.

Highlight Jim Bob’s Facebook information in between the two quotation marks. Paste your Facebook page URL.

Your social media icons are set up. You will scroll down, click Save. Go to the frontend. You can check the three links.

29 Comments

  1. Hi Jan,

    I’m only using the LinkedIn button but when I paste my link

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/levigmason

    The prompts below shows up instead and does not go to my LinkedIn page. Also, the tutorial info doesn’t really match what I have on my website Admin portal under Widget-Footer #3, etc. I pasted the link onto the AddToAny Follow under LinkedIn space.

    Please advise. Thanks, Levi.

    Profile Not Found

    An exact match for https: could not be found.

    LinkedIn users have access to advanced people search functionality, including search by last name only, find similar names, as well as search by company, industry and other keywords.

    Sign in or join LinkedIn here.

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  2. I am having trouble getting the linkedin link to get to my profile. It keeps saying that the profile cannot be found. I have updated the profile and gone in to look at it and it is there. I just can’t get it to link to it. I have tried several different things and none of them work. Can you help?

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    • Greg, you may not have the correct link to your LinkedIn page. Login on Linkedin, then click on your name or picture. Look down the page and you should see your link. Let me know if this works or not.
      ~~Jan

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      • Thanks, that worked out.
        I am also having trouble with my FB link. When I click on the link it takes me to Mr Z Speaks FB page but it also shows like I am logged in on it and the home page icon and newsfeed icon take me to my personal FB page, which means that anyone could end up there. Is that the way it is supposed to be or am I doing something wrong?

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        • Hi Greg,
          I’m going to explain what I think is happening…correct me if I’m wrong. Points 1 – 5 explains what I think is happening when you go to mrzspeaks. Points 6 – 9 explains what I see when I go to mrzspeaks.

          1. You had a personal fb page
          2. You created a fan page, mrzspeaks, while logged into your personal fb page.
          3. When you go to your personal page, you see a link to your fan page, mrzspeaks on the right sidebar.
          4. When you go to mrzspeaks, the Home link takes you to your personal newsfeed…this is normal.
          5. When you go to mrzspeaks, the name/link for your personal fb timeline is to the left of the Home link…when clicked takes you to your personal timeline…this is normal.
          6. When I click on your Facebook link on your website, it takes me to https://www.facebook.com/mrzspeaks where I can “Like” mrzspeaks.
          7. For me, the Home link I see takes me to my personal newsfeed.
          8. My name/link for my personal fb timeline is to the left of my Home link…it takes me to my personal timeline.
          9. I see no link to your personal fb newsfeed.

          So…in my opinion, all is okay and normal with mrzspeaks.

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  3. Can I use “Time to Teach” or “Center for Teacher Effectiveness” in my LinkedIn or Facebook pages?

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    • Hi Greg, I’m sorry. I thought I had answered this question but I’m not seeing it. Yes, you can.
      ~~Jan

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      • Thanks, Jan. I guess I wasn’t getting in the entire URL.

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        • Glad you got it to work, Greg!

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  4. I have 2 questions. 1) I do not have a Twitter account and was not intending to get one. To delete all the Twitter info, where do I start and how far do I go in the string?
    2) I have a Facebook account already, but should I start a new one just for my business?

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    • Greg, Here’s a link to the tutorial for hiding social media icons: http://tttwebsitetutorials.com/blog/hide-socialmedia. I recommend you set up a LinkedIn page if you haven’t already…once set up it doesn’t take much work. It is where professional people can find you. Don’t use your personal Facebook if you would mind potential clients seeing it. Setting up a fb business page would be best but only if you post regularly to it.

      Also, I have an alternative for social media icons. Click on the link to the tutorial in this comment and go to the footer section at the bottom of the page. I have used the plugin for social media that you see on the left side of your website pages. You have more choices for Share My Page and more choices for Follow Me. The Follow Me links are easy to add instead of hiding what you have now. If you like the looks of these and would like to use them, let me know and I’ll set it up on your site.
      ~~Jan

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  5. I replaced Jim Bob’s Twitter and Linkedin with mine. My problem is it goes to my editing page. How do I set it up where they can visit and communicate without being on the editing page?

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    • Wendy,
      Your links are going to the correct pages when I click on them. The reason you’re seeing your editing pages is because you’re logged in to those accounts. If you sign out of them or try a different browser…Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari…or device…smartphone, tablet, different computer…I think you’ll see what visitors to your site will see. Let me know if that works for you!
      ~~Jan

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      • Thank you. I’ll give it a try.

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  6. Hi Jan,
    I was trying to get my LinkedIn page in the footer and now the icon is gone completely from the footer! How do I get that back? Not sure how I managed to do that. Thanks!
    Vicki Boase

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    • Hi Vicki!
      I put the original LinkedIn icon back on your site so that you can re-do. Just go to widget area like you did before. I always suggest that before you work on widgets, copy and paste the content on a document on your computer. That way if something goes wrong, you have the original you can paste back in and then try again. Let me know if you want my help with this or anything else! ~~Jan

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  7. Hi Jan. My Linked in and FB pages are not linking properly. I checked the urls and they are correct but when I test both of them say Page Not Found. Can you please advise?

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    • Donna,

      You don’t have the full URL’s pasted in…the URL should start with http://…then the rest of the URL. Please try that. I usually go to the page I want to link to and while I’m on that page, I copy the page URL, then paste it where I need the link. That way the URL is perfect.

      If this doesn’t work, let me know.

      Jan

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      • Thank you Jan. That worked!

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  8. Hi Jan, since I do not have any twitter account, how can I get the icon removed from the share and follow me.
    Gour

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    • Sorry Jan, It seems the answer is in the next tutorial.
      Thank You
      Gour

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      • Gour, Let me know if you have any troubles after watching the Hide Social Media tutorial.

        You don’t need to do anything on the Share My Page icons. You want them all left on there. If someone clicks on Twitter it takes them to THEIR Twitter page so they share your page on their Twitter page. It doesn’t matter if you have a Twitter account or not.

        The right side, Follow Me…need to be changed to your accounts or hidden.

        Jan

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  9. Jan~ I don’t do Twitter, so I don’t want that button to function. Can I delete or disable it in the footer so that it doesn’t go anywhere?

    Thanks,
    Maryann

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    • Maryann, look for a tutorial on this in the next day or two.

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  10. Hey, Jan! I do not know what I did, but the Share buttons (NOT the Follow Me buttons) on my footer have lost their functionality to share the page out to the social media sites. They just link to my web page that it is already on. If you send me the code to go in the footer #1 area for this, I can cut and paste it in. I must have accidentally deleted some of the code (I don’t know how, I don’t remember changing anything), but everything I have tried to rewrite to fix it has not worked. Thanks!

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    • Teresa, I’ll send that to you now. Let me know if you still have problems with it.

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      • Teresa, I sent you the code. Unless you are adding a button for another social media site the original code should work without you having to change anything.

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