Help Guides/Using Viewbook/Embedding

How can I share my Albums on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn?

Alrik
posted this on February 16, 2010 12:48 PM

In addition to being a great place to socialize, Facebook is ideal for presenting your portfolios and recent projects to the people in your network! It's easy to post your Viewbook albums to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or anywhere online with just a few clicks.

 

Step 1. Style your album for embed

Create and style your album for optimum display as a widget. A good starting point is activating the options bar, with the 'play', 'full screen' and 'share' options. To display your images a bit larger, disable the "frame margin" in the embed section of the style album settings.
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You could also add a title or end image that includes your website url, your name, or a logo.

If you've entered an Album 'title' and 'description' under the 'Settings' button they will become the title and description in your post.
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Step 2. Share your album!

Click 'Share' near the top right of the image manager. A dialogue box will pop up with a bunch of social media icons next to a prompt that says 'post to.'
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Click one of the icons. You will be guided through an authentication process, and the rest takes care of itself. 

"There is no icon for FriendFace!"
Don't worry. If we don't have a button for your favorite social media outlet you can always copy the embed code from the share dialog box and paste it into any blog, service, or whatever. Highlight the entire iframe in the embed box, copy it, and paste it.
Done. 

It is only possible to post and export to personal Facebook profiles at this time. We are looking into other possibilities for the future.

 

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Grigor Atanasov

Sharing a whole album in facebook works fine. But what if I add a new image in my album and I want to share just that single image. I don't want to share the whole album again. People have seen all the other images. Is there a way to do that?

March 25, 2011 12:33 PM
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Rien
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March 25, 2011 04:15 PM
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Grigor Atanasov

Ok, maybe I didn't put my question right. I already read the article about sharing. What I meant was if it is possible to share just one (or few images, not the whole album) WITHOUT creating an album within your Facebook profile. I just want my new image to be posted on my wall and if possible to redirect to my website. 

March 25, 2011 04:27 PM
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Rien
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Once you export photos to Facebook, you can open them in your Facebook account and use the 'Share' option inside Facebook to post any photo on your Wall!

March 25, 2011 04:31 PM
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Rien
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You can also select ONE or more images in your Album. Then hit the Share button and ONLY those images will be exported.  Again see

http://support.viewbook.com/entries/487164-how-do-i-publish-images-...

March 25, 2011 04:33 PM
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Grigor Atanasov

I just don't like having my photographs in albums in Facebook due to some of the company's policies and the fact that they are not protected in any way there. 

March 25, 2011 05:03 PM
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Rien
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Then you have to create a new Album with your latest image(s). And publish that Album.

March 25, 2011 05:06 PM
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Jason Kraynek

sharing with the facebook button AND the linkedin button doesnt appear to work- it just gets stuck on waiting 

October 08, 2011 08:39 PM
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John Javellana

I've entered an Album 'title' and 'description' under the 'Settings' button already but they do not become visible as title and description on my Facebook stream. What can I do about it?

October 24, 2011 01:27 AM
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Rien
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Facebook is not updating content when it's changed.

October 24, 2011 09:03 PM
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Susan Gallagher

Hi!  When I share to Facebook, it defaults to my personal Facebook.  I'd really like to post it to my business Facebook page.  How can I change that?  Thanks!

May 21, 2012 03:12 AM
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Dan Tudor

Hi Rein, can I disable "Sharing"? We would like the viewer/visitor of the Viewbook album to only have the option of buying the images.

Cheers,  Dan

May 21, 2012 08:40 AM
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Alrik
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@Susan Unfortunately it's only possible to post and export to personal profiles. Well be looking for possibilities in the future.

@Dan Yes you can disable 'sharing' under the options tab in the album styling window.

May 24, 2012 08:24 PM
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Reem Bajabaa

what if i want to export to my fan page in facebook? i mean when i get the option to export to face book it give me only my profile account not two options

June 03, 2012 06:15 AM
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Jim
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Hi Reem, 

See the above answer from Alrik. 

"Unfortunately it's only possible to post and export to personal profiles. Well be looking for possibilities in the future."

Best, 
Jim 

June 04, 2012 03:55 PM
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Sheila McLaughlin

Can I link to my tumblr blog?

April 27, 2013 01:32 AM
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Jim
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Hi Sheila, 

Yes, you can link to a Tumblr blog. You can link to anything. I'm not sure this is the right forum for you, though. Try one (or all) of these:

http://support.viewbook.com/entries/200539-How-do-I-add-an-Icon-and...

http://support.viewbook.com/entries/77127-How-do-I-link-redirect-a-...

http://support.viewbook.com/entries/496456-How-do-I-create-a-link-

Best,
Jim 

April 29, 2013 08:56 PM