Seems like there is a new social media site launching everyday, who can keep up? Facebook, Linkedin, Tumblr, WordPress, Blogger, StumbleUpon, the list goes on and on. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could share the assets you house in WebDAM with all of the social media sites you have to keep up with? And do so with just a click?
You can! Here is how to get started:
There are many different social media sharing widgets available such as AddThis and ShareThis that you can integrate with your WebDAM. For this example, we’ll be showing you how to implement ShareThis. First, visit http://sharethis.com/publishers/get-sharing-button. You will need to register here to get a unique publisher ID number first. Then, follow the ShareThis step-by-step instructions. You will be able to select exactly which social media sites you want to share your digital assets on. Once you have completed these steps, ShareThis will generate the custom code you need to add to WebDAM.
You will be presented with code in two separate boxes, one is for the button and one is the custom script. You will need both pieces of code.
Once you have your custom code from ShareThis, login to your WebDAM account. From the Admin Homepage, click on “Global Preferences” from the Gallery Preferences menu. Click on the “Website Features” tab. Place checkmark next to “Enable ShareThis.” Then paste both pieces of code into the text box provided. Click on “Save all preferences” when finished.
If you want to enable the ShareThis feature in folders already in your account, you will need to go to that folder, and click on “Edit Folder.” On the edit folder details page, place a checkmark next to “Allow ShareThis.”
Once setup, your users will see the ShareThis icon in the options box on the Asset Preview page. When they click on the ShareThis link, a box will appear with the social media sites you chose during your ShareThis setup process. The user simply clicks on one, enters their login information for the social media site and starts sharing! And, don’t worry, the original file is going nowhere, it is just a thumbnail of the asset with a link back to your WebDAM.
Depending on the sharing widget you decide to use the steps may slightly vary, but for the most part just follow this guide and let the sharing begin!