Skip to Content
Menu

socialSharing()

Create social sharing URLs on specific links.

JavaScript February 7, 2021

Usage

This function runs automatically, so it is not called manually. Is this incorrect?

Additional Notes

This function looks for the classes fbshare (Facebook), twshare (Twitter), lishare (LinkedIn), pinshare (Pinterest), and emshare (Email) to replace the href with their appropriate “sharer” intent URL (and parameters).

Was this page helpful? Yes No


    A feedback message is required to submit this form.


    Please check that you have entered a valid email address.

    Enter your email address if you would like a response.

    Thank you for your feedback!

    Source File

    Located in /assets/js/modules/social.js on line 20.

    No Hooks

    This function does not have any filters or actions available. Request one?
    JavaScript
    nebula.socialSharing = async function(){
        if ( jQuery('[class*="share"]').length ){
            const encloc = encodeURIComponent(window.location.href);
            const enctitle = encodeURIComponent(document.title);
            let popupTop = nebula.dom.window.height()/2-275;
            let popupLeft = nebula.dom.window.width()/2-225;
            let popupAttrs = 'top=' + popupTop + ', left=' + popupLeft + ', toolbar=0, location=0, menubar=0, directories=0, scrollbars=0, chrome=yes, personalbar=0';
    
            //These events will need to correspond to the GA4 event name "share" and use "content_type" and "item_id" as parameters: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/9267735
    
            //Facebook
            jQuery('.fbshare, a.nebula-share.facebook').attr('href', 'http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=' + encloc + '&t=' + enctitle).attr({'target': '_blank', 'rel': 'noopener'}).on('click', function(e){
                let thisEvent = {
                    event: e,
                    category: 'Social',
                    action: 'Share', //GA4 Name: "share"
                    intent: 'Intent',
                    network: 'Facebook',
                    url: window.location.href,
                    title: document.title
                };
    
                ga('set', nebula.analytics.dimensions.eventIntent, thisEvent.intent);
                nebula.dom.document.trigger('nebula_event', thisEvent);
                ga('send', 'event', thisEvent.category, thisEvent.action, thisEvent.network);
                nebula.crm('event', thisEvent.network + ' ' + thisEvent.action);
    
                if ( nebula.dom.body.hasClass('desktop') ){
                    window.open(jQuery(this).attr('href'), 'facebookShareWindow', 'width=550, height=450, ' + popupAttrs);
                    return false;
                }
            });
    
            //Twitter
            jQuery('.twshare, a.nebula-share-btn.twitter').attr('href', 'https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?url=' + encloc + '&text=' + enctitle).attr({'target': '_blank', 'rel': 'noopener'}).on('click', function(e){
                let thisEvent = {
                    event: e,
                    category: 'Social',
                    action: 'Share', //GA4 Name: "share"
                    intent: 'Intent',
                    network: 'Twitter',
                    url: window.location.href,
                    title: document.title
                };
    
                ga('set', nebula.analytics.dimensions.eventIntent, thisEvent.intent);
                nebula.dom.document.trigger('nebula_event', thisEvent);
                ga('send', 'event', thisEvent.category, thisEvent.action, thisEvent.network);
                nebula.crm('event', thisEvent.network + ' ' + thisEvent.action);
    
                if ( nebula.dom.body.hasClass('desktop') ){
                    window.open(jQuery(this).attr('href'), 'twitterShareWindow', 'width=600, height=254, ' + popupAttrs);
                    return false;
                }
            });
    
            //LinkedIn
            jQuery('.lishare, a.nebula-share-btn.linkedin').attr('href', 'http://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&url=' + encloc + '&title=' + enctitle).attr({'target': '_blank', 'rel': 'noopener'}).on('click', function(e){
                let thisEvent = {
                    event: e,
                    category: 'Social',
                    action: 'Share', //GA4 Name: "share"
                    intent: 'Intent',
                    network: 'LinkedIn',
                    url: window.location.href,
                    title: document.title
                };
    
                ga('set', nebula.analytics.dimensions.eventIntent, thisEvent.intent);
                nebula.dom.document.trigger('nebula_event', thisEvent);
                ga('send', 'event', thisEvent.category, thisEvent.action, thisEvent.network);
                nebula.crm('event', thisEvent.network + ' ' + thisEvent.action);
    
                if ( nebula.dom.body.hasClass('desktop') ){
                    window.open(jQuery(this).attr('href'), 'linkedinShareWindow', 'width=600, height=473, ' + popupAttrs);
                    return false;
                }
            });
    
            //Pinterest
            jQuery('.pinshare, a.nebula-share-btn.pinterest').attr('href', 'http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=' + encloc).attr({'target': '_blank', 'rel': 'noopener'}).on('click', function(e){
                let thisEvent = {
                    event: e,
                    category: 'Social',
                    action: 'Share', //GA4 Name: "share"
                    intent: 'Intent',
                    network: 'Pinterest',
                    url: window.location.href,
                    title: document.title
                };
    
                ga('set', nebula.analytics.dimensions.eventIntent, thisEvent.intent);
                nebula.dom.document.trigger('nebula_event', thisEvent);
                ga('send', 'event', thisEvent.category, thisEvent.action, thisEvent.network);
                nebula.crm('event', thisEvent.network + ' ' + thisEvent.action);
    
                if ( nebula.dom.body.hasClass('desktop') ){
                    window.open(jQuery(this).attr('href'), 'pinterestShareWindow', 'width=600, height=450, ' + popupAttrs);
                    return false;
                }
            });
    
            //Email
            jQuery('.emshare, a.nebula-share-btn.email').attr('href', 'mailto:?subject=' + enctitle + '&body=' + encloc).attr({'target': '_blank', 'rel': 'noopener'}).on('click', function(e){
                let thisEvent = {
                    event: e,
                    category: 'Social',
                    action: 'Share', //GA4 Name: "share"
                    intent: 'Intent',
                    network: 'Email',
                    url: window.location.href,
                    title: document.title
                };
    
                ga('set', nebula.analytics.dimensions.eventIntent, thisEvent.intent);
                nebula.dom.document.trigger('nebula_event', thisEvent);
                ga('send', 'event', thisEvent.category, thisEvent.action, thisEvent.network);
                nebula.crm('event', thisEvent.network + ' ' + thisEvent.action);
            });
    
            //Web Share API: https://caniuse.com/mdn-api_navigator_share
            if ( 'share' in navigator ){ //Chrome 61+
                nebula.dom.document.on('click', 'a.nebula-share.webshare, a.nebula-share.shareapi', function(){
                    let oThis = jQuery(this);
                    let originalText = oThis.html();
    
                    navigator.share({
                        title: document.title,
                        text: nebula.post.excerpt,
                        url: window.location.href
                    }).then(function(){
                        let thisEvent = {
                            event: e,
                            category: 'Social',
                            action: 'Share', //GA4 Name: "share"
                            intent: 'Intent',
                            network: 'Web Share API',
                            url: window.location.href,
                            title: document.title,
                        };
    
                        nebula.dom.document.trigger('nebula_event', thisEvent);
                        ga('send', 'event', thisEvent.category, thisEvent.action, thisEvent.network);
                        nebula.crm('event', thisEvent.network);
                        oThis.addClass('success');
                        nebula.createCookie('shareapi', true);
                    }).catch(function(error){ //This can happen on iOS when the user closes the drawer without sharing
                        ga('send', 'exception', {'exDescription': '(JS) Share API Error: ' + error, 'exFatal': false});
                        oThis.addClass('error').html(originalText);
                        nebula.createCookie('shareapi', false);
                    });
    
                    return false;
                });
    
                nebula.createCookie('shareapi', true); //Set a cookie to speed up future page loads by not loading third-party share buttons.
            } else {
                jQuery('a.nebula-share.webshare, a.nebula-share.shareapi').addClass('hidden');
            }
        }
    };

    Override

    To override or disable this JavaScript function, simply redeclare it with the exact same function name.

    JavaScript
    nebula.socialSharing = function(){
        //Write your own code here, leave it blank, or return false.
    }