Using Alternative Social Buttons with Nikola
By Default, the themes provided with Nikola will add to your pages a "slide in" widget at the bottom right of the page, provided by Addthis. This is the HTML code for that:
<!-- Social buttons --> <div id="addthisbox" class="addthis_toolbox addthis_peekaboo_style addthis_default_style addthis_label_style addthis_32x32_style"> <a class="addthis_button_more">Share</a> <ul><li><a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a> <li><a class="addthis_button_google_plusone_share"></a> <li><a class="addthis_button_linkedin"></a> <li><a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a> </ul> </div> <script src="//s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=ra-4f7088a56bb93798"></script> <!-- End of social buttons --> """
You can change that using the
SOCIAL_BUTTONS_CODE option in your conf.py. In some cases, just
doing that will be enough but in others, it won't. This document tries to describe all the bits
involved in making this work correctly.
- Part 1:
Social sharing services like addthis and others will provide you a HTML snippet. If it is self-contained, then just setting
SOCIAL_BUTTONS_CODEmay be enough. Try :-)
- Part 2: The theme
SOCIAL_BUTTONS_CODEHTML fragment will be embedded somewhere by the theme. Whether that is the correct place or not is not something the theme author can truly know, so it is possible that you may have to tweak the
base.htmltemplate to make it look good.
- Part 3:
Some social sharing code requires JS execution that depends on JQuery being available (example: SocialSharePrivacy). It's good practice (and often, the only way that will work) to put those at the end of
<BODY>, and one easy way to do that is to put them in
On the other hand, it's possible that it requires you to load some CSS files. The right place for that is in the document's
<HEAD>so they should be added in
- Part 4: assets
For sharing code that doesn't rely on a social sharing service, you may need to add CSS, Image, or JS files to your site