SimpleShare.IO

Simple script-less share buttons

What is this?

A helper site to build buttons for sharing links on the various social sites, but without loading JavaScript or invading the privacy of your visitors. You can see the source code on Github.

How do I use it?

Embed a link to https://simpleshare.io/go with the correct parameters:

Parameter Required? Description
site Required ID of the site where you want to share. See the list below.
url Required The complete URL (including http(s) and host name) of the page to share.
text Optional Short text description, usually the page title. Supported by most, but not all sharing sites.
summary Optional Longer text description. Only supported by a few sharing sites.
image Optional Image to include. Only supported by a few sharing sites. Most sites get it from the og:image metadata
ga Optional Google Analytics ID for server-side logging

Which social sites are available?

Icon Name ID (for the site parameter) Test
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Can I use these images?

Yes, you can hotlink the images from VectorLogo.Zone. If you want to host them yourself, you can get them from VLZ or the original source on github: edent/SuperTinyIcons. They are vector (.SVG) images that look good at any size and resolution.

How can I tell when someone shares?

Setup a free account at Google Analytics, and add a ga parameters with your Google Analytics ID. The ID should look like GA-123456-7

Aren't there a million sites that do exactly this?

Well, yes and no. AlternativeTo lists over 20. The most similar ones are SharingButtons.io and SimpleSharingButtons, but then you have maintain the list of sharing URLs and parameters.

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