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Templatetags for 'tweet this' and 'share on facebook'

Project description

Provides templatetags for:

  • ‘Tweet This’

  • ‘Share this on Facebook’

  • ‘Share on Google+’

  • ‘Share on LinkedIn’

  • ‘Share on Telegram’

  • ‘Share on WhatsApp’

  • mailto://’.

  • ‘Save to Pinterest’

  • ‘Copy to Clipboard’

Plain HTML templates are provided for your convenience, but you can override them to provide your own look and feel.


$ python -m pip install django-social-share

Add the app to INSTALLED_APPS:

INSTALLED_APPS += ['django_social_share']

You will also have to add django.template.context_processors.request to your context_processors list. This way the templatetags will use the correct scheme and hostname:

        'BACKEND': 'django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates',
        'DIRS': [
            os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'templates'),
        'OPTIONS': {
            'context_processors': [

Note in most cases sharing will not work if you are using localhost or your domain is otherwise not accessible from the public internet. For testing local development, you can use a service like ngrok, and set your Site instance’s domain to the hostname provided by ngrok.


{% post_to_facebook <object_or_url> <link_text> <link_class> %}

{% post_to_gplus <object_or_url> <link_text> <link_class> %}

{% post_to_twitter <text_to_post> <object_or_url> <link_text> <link_class> %}

{% post_to_linkedin <object_or_url> <link_class> %}

{% send_email <subject> <text_to_post> <object_or_url> <link_text> <link_class> %}

{% post_to_reddit <text_to_post> <object_or_url> <link_text> <link_class> %}

{% post_to_telegram <text_to_post> <object_or_url> <link_text>  <link_class> %}

{% post_to_whatsapp <object_or_url> <link_text> <link_class> %}

{% save_to_pinterest <object_or_url>  <link_class> %}

{% add_pinterest_script %}

{% copy_to_clipboard <object_or_url> <link_text> <link_class> %}

{% add_copy_script %}

<text_to_post> may contain any valid Django Template code. Note that Facebook does not support this anymore.

<object_or_url> is optional (except Telegram). If you pass a django model instance, it will use its get_absolute_url method. Additionally, if you have django_bitly installed, it will use its shortUrl on Twitter.

<link_text> is also optional. It defines the text used for the a element. Defaults to ‘Post to Facebook’ and ‘Post to Twitter’.

<subject> may contain any valid Django Template code.

{% post_to_twitter_url <text_to_post> <object_or_url> %}

Will add a tweet_url variable to the context, containing the URL for the Twitter sharer popup.

{% post_to_facebook_url <object_or_url> %}

Will add a facebook_url variable to the context, containing the URL for the Facebook sharer popup.

{% post_to_gplus_url <object_or_url> %}

Will add a gplus_url variable to the context, containing the URL for the Google+ sharer popup.

{% send_email_url <subject> <text_to_post> <object_or_url> <link_text> %}

Will add a mailto_url variable to the context, containing the URL for the mailto anchor.

{% post_to_reddit_url <text> <object_or_url> %}

Will add a reddit_url variable to the context, containing the URL for the Reddit poster page.

{% post_to_telegram <text> <object_or_url> %}

Will add a telegram_url variable to the context, containing the URL for the Telegram sharer popup.

{% post_to_whatsapp_url <object_or_url> %}

Will add a whatsapp_url variable to the context, containing the URL for the WhatsApp sharer.

{% save_to_pinterest_url <object_or_url> %}

Will add a pinterest_url variable to the context, containing the URL for the Pinterest sharer.

{% copy_to_clipboard <object_or_url> <link_text> <link_class> %}

will add a copy_url variable to the context, containing the URL for the link to copy.


{% load social_share %}

{% post_to_facebook object_or_url "Post to Facebook!" %}
{% post_to_twitter "New Song: {{object.title}}. Check it out!" object_or_url "Post to Twitter" %}
{% post_to_gplus object_or_url "Post to Google+!" %}
{% post_to_linkedin object_or_url %}
{% send_email object.title "New Song: {{object.title}}. Check it out!" object_or_url "Share via email" %}
{% post_to_reddit "New Song: {{object.title}}" <object_or_url> %}
{% post_to_telegram "New Song: {{object.title}}" <object_or_url> %}
{% post_to_whatsapp object_or_url "Share via WhatsApp" %}
{% save_to_pinterest object_or_url %}
{% add_pinterest_script %} // Required for save_to_pinterest. Add to the end of body tag.
{% copy_to_clipboard object_or_url "Copy to clipboard!" %}
{% add_copy_script %} // Required for copy_to_clipboard. Add to the end of body tag.


Templates are in:

  • django_social_share/templatetags/post_to_twitter.html

  • django_social_share/templatetags/post_to_facebook.html

  • django_social_share/templatetags/post_to_gplus.html

  • django_social_share/templatetags/send_email.html

  • django_social_share/templatetags/post_to_linkedin.html

  • django_social_share/templatetags/post_to_reddit.html.

  • django_social_share/templatetags/post_to_telegram.html.

  • django_social_share/templatetags/post_to_whatsapp.html.

  • django_social_share/templatetags/save_to_pinterest.html.

  • django_social_share/templatetags/pinterest_script.html.

  • django_social_share/templatetags/copy_to_clipboard.html.

  • django_social_share/templatetags/copy_script.html.

You can override them to suit your mileage.


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