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Facebook link not working, others fine.

Thread began 2/11/2011 4:19 pm by mkrizsan422352 | Last modified 7/01/2011 7:46 am by love.forall8427785 | 5909 views | 15 replies |

mkrizsan422352

Facebook link not working, others fine.

So, I'm updating our website with SocialMeida Toolkit.
I am using Dreamweaver CS4 for the Mac.

I've set up a test page here to see how it behaves...

newstuffNew.shtml

We only want to link to 4 social groups ... Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Reddit.

I'm having two issues...

1. Inside Dreamweaver, only the reddit icon is appearing after inserting the buttons. The facebook icon is the standard Dreamweaver anchor icon, and the twitter and digg are missing. On the server side everything appears fine. But I'd like to be able to see the icons correctly displayed inside Dreamweaver as well.

2. All four social media links were suppose to point to an award... 101332-game-of-the-year-2010.html

BUT The facebook link redirects to the the same page it is on, newstuffNew.shtml

The other three direct correctly to the right link.

So how do I fix this?

Regards,
Mariann

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jkul

Facebook URL Share link

I am having the same issue. No matter what URL you enter for the Facebook share link, it picks up the page you are in and not the URL you want to share. Appears to be the same issue with other shares as well. So will we get an answer and a fix before the 15 day trial period is up... tick tock!!! ;)~

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Dani Chankhour

Can you please post back with the page that is having that issue. I would like to look at the code that is placed on the page?

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mkrizsan422352

Thank you for the reply.

??? The page is in the original post... newstuffNew.shtml

Look for the Social media link strip (there is only one).

I purchased social media toolkit because it looked perfect for our needs, but the facebook link loads the page it is on. I took a look at the <div> tags that wasocial inserted and it looks like it is trying to pass the correct link (101332-game-of-the-year-2010.html) to facebook, but somewhere along the line it redirercts to itself.

Mariann

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Dani Chankhour

Thanks Mariann, i confirmed that this is an issue with the way we send parameters to facebook share.

as a work around place replace the html for the facebook share which should look something like this:

<div class="icons"> <a name="fb_share" type="icon" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.ph?u=<?php echo urlencode('http://localhost/test/untitled3.php'); ?>" title="Facebook"></a>
<script src="http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share" type="text/javascript"></script>
</div>

to

<div class="icons"> <a name="fb_share" type="icon" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?s=100&p[url]=<?php echo urlencode('http://localhost/test/untitled3.php'); ?>" title="Facebooks">
<img src="webassist/social/icons/facebook.png" width="16" height="16" /></a>
</div>

You will need to replace the url with your own url.

I have also attached a page with an example.

Attached Files
untitled3.php.zip
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jkul

facebook link

I replaced 'http://localhost/test/untitled3.php' in your sample code with my url, but now facebook asks what url i would like to post.

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neilo

Hi Dani,

It seems then that it's the

<script src="http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share" type="text/javascript"></script>

part of the FB share code that is causing the selected page not to be used.

If you remove that, the FB share works, other than to fail to open the share confirm page in a pop-up window.

Presumably with an on-click new window, this would function as it should?

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neilo

I can simulate the behaviour (here) of the given Facebook share icon (clicked) by:

In the body: replace the Div class="icons" that contains the Facebook image link, url & script link with:

<div class="icons">
<img src="webassist/social/icons/facebook.png" width="16" height="16" onclick="MM_openBrWindow('http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?s=100&p[url]=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yeractual.com%2Findex2.php','Facebook','status=yes,width=600,height=400')" /></a>
</div>

Ans between the <head></head tags, place the onload open winow script:

<script type="text/javascript">
function MM_openBrWindow(theURL,winName,features) { //v2.0
window.open(theURL,winName,features);
}
</script>

(But I am presumably not calling various other functions performed by the FB.Share script).

But this does open a window to share the chosen URL (in this case, www.yeractual.com/index2.php)

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Dani Chankhour

You are right neilo it is the facebook javascript that is causing the issue. On my work around i meant to completely replace the facebook share including with javascript include. The onclick event is probably going to be the fix to this issue.


jkul,

if you are still having an issue, can you please attach your page so i can look at the code you have on the page.

Thanks.

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jkul

Facebook posts appear to cache the page even though I added page expire code. This looks like an internal Facebook issue because I cant even delete my own posts within facebook. It is random when it wants to delete posts.
<% var varURL = Server.URLEncode("http://www.MyURL.com/u/Detail.asp?ADid=" + (rsAds.Fields.Item("ADID").Value))%>
<div class="wasocial">
<div class="icons"> <a name="fb_share" type="icon" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.ph?u=<%=varURL%>" title="Facebook"></a><script src="http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share" type="text/javascript"></script>
</div>

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