This gem adds a special link_to_social method to the Rails view helpers to easily make a regular link into a social sharing link.
If you're unsure of what this means, try clicking on of these example links:
Add the gem to your Rails project's Gemfile, then bundle install to get started.
To use link_to_social inside your views:
link_to_social "Share Google on Facebook", "http://google.com", network: :facebook
link_to_social "Share Google on Twitter", "http://google.com", network: :twitter
Network options are passed as symbols. Acceptable network options include:
:facebook :twitter :linkedin :googleplus :tumblr
Some social networks also include optional parameters to include more information with your link, which have been added explicitly as options to link_to_social. Here are some examples:
link_to_social "Share Google on Twitter", "http://google.com", network: :twitter, text: "Google is awesome."
link_to_social "Share Google on LinkedIn", "http://google.com", network: :linkedin, title: "Great Pandas", source: "http://pandafarm.com"
link_to_social("Share Google on Tumblr", "http://google.com", network: :tumblr, name: "A great post.", source: "http://zfeldman.com"
Contributing to link_to_social
Pull requests welcome.
- Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet.
- Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it.
- Fork the project.
- Start a feature/bugfix branch.
- Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution.
- Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so we don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
- Send in a pull request!
- Zach Feldman @zachfeldman