Drupal modules for social networks integration

Drupal mudules for social networks integration

Need to integrate some social networks to your Drupal website? We've made up a list of the most useful modules for this purpose!

1. Service links module

Service links module simplifies attaching additional social links or JavaScript buttons into the content. It grants advantages to the developers who can add more buttons and rearrange them. It is created on Drupal and for Drupal, so that doesn’t include any commercials or spyware.

It supports a wide range of services:, Digg, Facebook/Facebook Share/Facebook Like, Furl, Google Bookmark/Google Plus One, IceRocket, LinkedIn/LinkedIn button counter, MySpace, Newsvine, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Technorati, Twitter/Twitterwidget, Yahoo Bookmark and many others. It also supports various language collections: Basque, Dutch, Farsi, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

Some additional features could be found in module’s extended version.

The module is able:

  • to display the links as text or image;
  • to be displayed in view mode, user roles, content type or taxonomy;
  • to sort the services;
  • to display chosen icons in different folders;
  • to add bookmarks in different browsers (Firefox, IE, Opera, Chrome);
  • to support short links;
  • to support widgets;
  • to change the style of links;
  • to display the tag of header as a link;
  • to display links as XHTML code;
  • to support Sprite icons (via Links Sprites plugin).

Set it up:

Drupal versions support: 4.6.x, 4.7.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x.

The module:

Translation into Ukrainian is unavailable.

After installation, enable the module and select the “service” option.

To configure it go to Home > Administration > Configuration > Web services and choose the data you need.

2. ShareBar module

This module allows including to website the floating block with Facebook, Twitter and Google+ share buttons. The module includes possibility to attach the following social buttons: Twitter, Facebook Like and Share Button, LinkedIn, Google+, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Digg, Dzone, DesignFloat, share via Email option and many others.

Working with this module, you will be able to:

  • add, edit or remove any social media buttons. You can add small or large buttons (small ones could be moved under the title of node in case if the page size is less than X and this option is enabled);
  • set it up for IE exclusively;
  • add switchers for enabling and disabling the Sharebar for any content type available at your Drupal website (blogs, articles etc.);
  • choose certain display options (display resized buttons horizontally if the page is less than X pixels wide; display the buttons regardless of the page width);
  • move the buttons to the left, right or up according to the position order.

Set it up:

Drupal versions support: 6.x, 7.x, 8.x.

Download the module:

To configure it go to Home > Administration > Configuration > Sharebar and select the actions you need.

3. Easy Social module

This module allows adding the social media like and share buttons to certain document. Having them, you can add or share this document via your social networks. Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn are available by default. You can add more, having edited the template.

You can add those buttons to any content type, comment or Views field or add your own custom buttons.

Set it up:

Drupal versions support: 6.x, 7.x, 8.x.

Download the module:

Read the documentation:

Requirements: Variable module.

To enable display of the buttons at content pages or comments, choose correspondent option at content type editing page (go to “Easy social Settings” tab).

4. Social media presence On The Web module

This module allows creating the block with popular social media icons. Having clicked the icon, the user is redirected to the link you have set.

Includes the icons for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, Flickr, MySpace, LinkedIn, Delicious, FriendFeed, iTunes, RSS.

The module allows displaying the most popular social media, but the icons won’t appear unless you set their address. You can apply the changes on the module setting page.

Drupal version support: 6.x, 7.x, 8.x.

Download the module:

Read the documentation:

Settings: Admin > Structure > Blocks Adding the links to the icons: Admin > Configure > Web services > On the Web.

5. Social Media Links Block

The module allows creating and configuring the block displaying the links (icons) to your pages on the most popular social networking services. Using this module, you can also add “Subscribe” functional to your website. You can make it accessible for registered users only (they would also be able to configure this block in their profiles).

Supports a wide range of social networks by default: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and many others.

The module provides extended configuration options for icons and their size, supports panels. You can make changes right in the block itself or in the interface. New social media or icons can be added via hooks.

Drupal version support: 7.x, 8.x.

Download the module:

It is partially translated into Ukrainian.

To configure it, go to Admin > Structure > Blocks.

6. FB likebox

The module provides integration with Facebook like page. It is a social plugin attracting Facebook users. It encourages them to like your website.

The module indicates how many users like the page, allows reading the newest posts of the page and liking them without redirecting the user to his Facebook page. The users with admin access rights can set different Facebook attributes in the block settings.

Set it up:

Drupal version support: 6.x, 7.x, 8.x.

Download the module:

Read the documentation:

To configure it, go to Admin > Structure > Blocks > “Theme” > Configure.

7. Twitter module

Allows integrating the website API with Twitter microblogging and similar API-compatible variants. It allows users to attach one or few Twitter accounts with user’s account in Drupal. After that, it shows their tweets in a sidebar of a block and in user’s profile. You would be able to tweet to your account or other ones anytime, when the users create new material.

Set it up:

Drupal versions support: 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x.

Download the module:

Requires OAuth module installation to connect to Twitter API.

Soon our Drupal web agency will share some more Drupal modules for social media integration!
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