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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’, and ‘mailto://’.

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


$ pip install django-social-share

Add the app to INSTALLED_APPS:

INSTALLED_APPS += ['django_social_share']

You will also have to add django.core.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': [


{% post_to_facebook <object_or_url> <link_text> %}

{% post_to_gplus <object_or_url> <link_text> %}

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

{% post_to_linkedin <subject> <object_or_url> <link_text> %}

{% post_to_mail <email_subject> <text_to_post> <object_or_url> <link_text> %}

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

{% post_to_reddit <text_to_post> <object_or_url> %}

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

<object_or_url> is optional. 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.

{% post_to_linkedin_url <subject> <object_or_url> %}

Will add a linkedin_url variable to the context, containing the URL for the LinkedIn 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.


{% 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.title object_or_url "Post to LinkedIn" %}
{% 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> %}


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.

You can override them to suit your mileage.

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