Joomla module to display Social Media buttons to share a page on Social Media
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##db8 Social Media Share (for Joomla 3.x)

Most Social Media extensions had too much options for me. Some of them download JavaScript from external sites and call back to social media sites to show how many of your friends have shared / liked the page. Besides of a performance decrease because of the loading, it can also cause privacy issues. Therefore I created a small social media share module with only the functionality that I needed.

Share button only

This Module displays Icons with hyperlinks to make it easier to share the page via Social Media. It does not use JavaScript, nor does it communicate any information to the social media websites if the buttons are NOT clicked.

When a visitor clicks on one of the buttons, it opens a small window from that social media. The visitor can change the text and link to your page, and share it with their friends.

Easy configuration

In the back-end of the Module you can configure the order of the buttons and visibility (to make an icon invisible, set order to "0").

Image icons or CSS icons

You can choose between Image icons that are optimized for accessibility or CSS icons. When you choose CSS icons, you can load the default CSS, or choose to add the CSS to your own template CSS (for better performance).

  • Version 1.7.0

    Accessibility + Added new icons

  • Version 1.6.0

    Conditional loading CSS + "Fontawesome" Alternative Layout

  • Version 1.3

    Fixed for automatic future update notifications + one-click-update functionality

  • Version 1.2

    Added information screen to Module back-end with links to documentation and github.

  • Version 1.1

    Has 6 icons for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Email and Pinterest. The icon images have been replaced with icomoon icons made with http://icomoon.io/app/

  • Version 1.0

    Has 4 image icons for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.

Thanks to:

  • Armen Mnatsian @armenos - For help with making this module accessible.
  • Marc Antoine Thevenet @MATsxm - for Translation of fr-FR language pack.
  • Hans Kuijpers @hans2103 - for corrections + conditional loading CSS
  • Nucleo - Free Social Icons - Sebastiano Guerriero, June 2015 https://dribbble.com/shots/2089345-Nucsvgeo-Free-Social-Icons