Share your content on social media via your Umbraco installation.
We had a number of clients come to us with the same question. How can I share my content from the backend of Umbraco? Faced with this question we did some research and couldn't find a package that did what we needed. The result? We built our own package that offers the ability to share content on social media through Umbraco.
In the past there have been packages that share content on Twitter but, to our knowledge, never before has a package included 3 social media sites; Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
There are plenty of plug-ins out there that allow website users to share content from the public facing website but we addressed the issue of content editors sharing content. We found that some editors want the ability to publish content and then share it immediately from the backend. uShare is the solution for this requirement.
How does it work?
The package works by using Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook Apps. uShare uses the App API to share content. The use of the API makes the package very secure to use and share content as it requires authentication by the user. Don’t worry though you should only have to authorize once. Just like other social media Apps, authentication is granted before the package can work and can be revoked at any time.
You can find all the documentation here.
What if I only use one social network?
The package is configured so that you can choose to use only one of the social platforms to share content, use a combination of 2 or use all 3. It’s up to you. If you decide to use only Twitter for example you can always turn on LinkedIn and Facebook at a later date. We find that maximum flexibility is good with packages like this.
Find out more/download uShare
You can find more information or download from Our Umbraco or CodePlex.
Download uShare from our.umbraco.org
Download uShare from CodePlex
We always want to hear how you are getting on with the package and if you are having any issues. You can get in touch with us via Our Umbraco, CodePlex, in the comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will get back to you.