Social icons - open in new window _blank

leora
82 Posts
leora posted this 04 August 2016

Hi Team,

I have checked the social icon settings and I don't see a place to specify opening the social media icon in a new page (_blank)

Please help and thanks!

Hi Team, I have checked the social icon settings and I don't see a place to specify opening the social media icon in a new page (_blank) Please help and thanks!
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Support Team
Support Team posted this 04 August 2016

Hello Leora,
the social icons has no "target" option.
The links associated with Social Icons are opened in new browser tab by default

regards,
Aileen

Hello Leora, the social icons has no "target" option. The links associated with Social Icons are opened in new browser tab by default regards, Aileen
leora
82 Posts
leora posted this 04 August 2016

Thanks for speedy reply and help.
And for the info.

I didnt think to test it before I emailed for help. I just expected to see a target.
Sorry!

And now that I have tested it I see they are SHARING icons, rather than normal links to an actual social media profile.

Is there anyway to change that so clicking on the icon takes you to
https://www.facebook.com/helpmecounselling/
rather than
https://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fhelpmecounselling%2F

Thanks Aileen!

Thanks for speedy reply and help. And for the info. I didnt think to test it before I emailed for help. I just expected to see a target. Sorry! And now that I have tested it I see they are SHARING icons, rather than normal links to an actual social media profile. Is there anyway to change that so clicking on the icon takes you to https://www.facebook.com/helpmecounselling/ rather than https://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fhelpmecounselling%2F Thanks Aileen!
Support Team
Support Team posted this 04 August 2016

Hello Leora,
Currently the Social Icons control does not allow to specify URL without sharing. If you want to specify static URL without sharing functionality consider using the Image control instead

Regards,
Aileen

Hello Leora, Currently the Social Icons control does not allow to specify URL without sharing. If you want to specify static URL without sharing functionality consider using the Image control instead Regards, Aileen
leora
82 Posts
leora posted this 05 August 2016

Thanks Aileen :-)

Thanks Aileen :-)
Support Team
Support Team posted this 05 August 2016

You are welcome. Feel free to contact us in any other occasion.

Sincerely,
Hella

You are welcome. Feel free to contact us in any other occasion. Sincerely, Hella
Alexander Dzhuninski
208 Posts
Alexander Dzhuninski posted this 28 September 2016

Hi, when themler will have option to chose social icon how to redirect, or option without share

Hi, when themler will have option to chose social icon how to redirect, or option without share
Support Team
Support Team posted this 28 September 2016

Hi,

This feature is in our wish list for possible future considerations. So no dates yet.

Sincerely,
Hella

Hi, This feature is in our wish list for possible future considerations. So no dates yet. Sincerely, Hella
Alexander Dzhuninski
208 Posts
Alexander Dzhuninski posted this 28 September 2016

I hope because this function will be able son as possible :)

I hope because this function will be able son as possible :)
manet2000ro
16 Posts
manet2000ro posted this 16 October 2016

What a useless feature.. it's not social icons.. it's social sharing!
All I want is my facebook page to open in a new window, but it's impossible..

What a useless feature.. it's not social icons.. it's social sharing! All I want is my facebook page to open in a new window, but it's impossible..
leora
82 Posts
leora posted this 17 October 2016

It's not a useless feature. In face it quite clever. A fast way to add icons for people to share pages.

If you want to have a link to your PAGE to open in a new window, then use the control:
Insert > Icon

Easy!

It's not a useless feature. In face it quite clever. A fast way to add icons for people to share pages. If you want to have a link to your PAGE to open in a new window, then use the control: **Insert > Icon** Easy!
ImageByDesign
20 Posts
ImageByDesign posted this 06 March 2017

Hm I think I have to agree with Manet20000ro - the social share is not as desirable as it is to take them to your Facebook page not to share your website. As in my client's case. Would be nice for any links offsite to be able to be targeted to a new window _blank so they do not get taken off your site. If you do insert an Icon then you can link it offsite but we could not find anywhere you could target it to a _blank window. It would be really nice if you could be consistent in how things are done - as it is you find the options in a different place! Takes so much of the designer's time to figure out where to make the same edit you did on another page in a different section. No consistency.

Hm I think I have to agree with Manet20000ro - the social share is not as desirable as it is to take them to your Facebook page not to share your website. As in my client's case. Would be nice for any links offsite to be able to be targeted to a new window _blank so they do not get taken off your site. If you do insert an Icon then you can link it offsite but we could not find anywhere you could target it to a _blank window. It would be really nice if you could be consistent in how things are done - as it is you find the options in a different place! Takes so much of the designer's time to figure out where to make the same edit you did on another page in a different section. No consistency.
Support Team
Support Team posted this 07 March 2017

Hi,

In the Icon control options in the input where you insert the link you can press the hyperlink option on the right and there will be an option to set target to _blank.

Sincerely,
Hella

Hi, In the Icon control options in the input where you insert the link you can press the hyperlink option on the right and there will be an option to set target to _blank. Sincerely, Hella
AkkuratD
1 Posts
AkkuratD posted this 05 April 2018

Hi
The social icons are fine and works as intended, however is there a way to have the links to open in a popup instead of a new browser tab ?
Regards
Frode D

Hi The social icons are fine and works as intended, however is there a way to have the links to open in a popup instead of a new browser tab ? Regards Frode D
Support Team
Support Team posted this 06 April 2018

Hi,

No, we do not have such option to create a pop-up window.

Sincerely,
Hella

Hi, No, we do not have such option to create a pop-up window. Sincerely, Hella
leora
82 Posts
leora posted this 06 April 2018

Is is on the wish list Hella. It's not good practice to open in same window. :-/

Is is on the wish list Hella. It's not good practice to open in same window. :-/
Support Team
Support Team posted this 06 April 2018

Hi,

OK, I'll add your suggestion to our wish list for possible future implementations.

Sincerely,
Hella

Hi, OK, I'll add your suggestion to our wish list for possible future implementations. Sincerely, Hella
leora
82 Posts
leora posted this 06 April 2018

Thanks Hella! :-)
Happy weekend

Thanks Hella! :-) Happy weekend
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