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A social network on the internet is a loose association of people in a web community. Networks in which users create their own content together are called social media. The world’s largest social network is Facebook.

Typical functions are:

  • Post = sharing content: using this function, content such as text, web sites, videos and photos are shared.
  • Like = I like it: using this function, you communicate (to your network) that you find certain content good. It is often also used as a reaction to the posts of others.
  • Subscribe = results: using this function, the posts and further activities of another person can be subscribed to and read regularly.

Tip: If you want to refer to a distinct job posting, for instance, use the variable for the job number in the URL [Job.ID]

URL example: https://recruitingapp-IhreID.umantis.com/Vacancies/[Job.ID]/Description/1/Default


Linking umantis solutions to social communities

Note that all links must be saved in “https” format in any kind of linking of umantis solutions to social communities. Please note that umantis assumes no liability for third-party content. Usage must be in accordance with the conditions of the respective provider.

Integrating social media with confirmation step (two-stage solution)

If you are already logged in to a social network in your current browser session, “Like” and “Share”, which you use for instance in umantis job postings, may be implemented immediately. The following (two-stage) solution is recommended for data protection reasons. It transmits data only with the user’s consent: the embedded buttons deactivated online by default are not in contact with social media providers’ servers. Only via activation by the user and their consent to communication with third parties (Facebook, Google+, Twitter etc.) do the buttons become active and a connection is established. The user can transmit their recommendation with a second click. If a user is already logged in to a social network in the same browser, either another window/tab or a pop-up opens in which the text and/or settings can be edited as appropriate. By giving consent, consent to the transmission of data is granted only for this particular website and for the selected service (cf. heise online).

Info.gif In general, we recommend an integration of social media (e.g. in job postings) which requires the confirmation explained above as an intermediate step before “Sharing”.

The following example of a job posting illustrates the already-integrated buttons of social media providers in an umantis job posting:

Stelleninserat Social Media.png

In the lower section, Share Social Media.png click on the particular provider and you can make further settings in the following screen.

Info.gif Note when integrating the “two-stage” solution described above the advice in the “Create job posting layout”article.

Underlying HTML code section of the solution described above:

<div class="share">
	<div class="sharetitle">Share</div>
	<div class="sharelinks">
		<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/cws/share?url=" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-linkedin-square"></i></a>
		<a href="https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-facebook-square"></i></a>
		<a href="https://twitter.com/home?status=" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-twitter-square"></i></a>				
		<a href="https://plus.google.com/share?url=" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-google-plus"></i></a><br>
	</div>
 </div>	


Below you will find information that is relevant for the previous integration option.

Facebook

Facebook Social Plugin can be integrated using three different ways: HTML5, XFBML und Iframe. The preferred method is HTML5 Integration. Here HTML and JavaScript is used.

The Facebook modules can be found at: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

If a template is to be expanded with e.g. a Like button, the created code can be integrated directly into the HTML code of the respective template.

CAUTION: at the moment, square brackets are not recognized by our template engine in JavaScript. Thus, instead of the JavaScript recommended by Facebook, the following script should be used:

<script src="http://connect.facebook.net/de_DE/all.js#xfbml=1" type="text/javascript"></script>

Twitter

A tool for creating the necessary JavaScript code can be found here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons#undefined

IMPORTANT: Here JavaScript should be replaced with the following request so that it works: <script src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

Google+

A tool for creating the necessary JavaScript code can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/de/webmasters/+1/button/index.html

Important: In order to guarantee functionality at umantis, the option “Parsing” should be set at “Explicit” (in the expanded options).

XING

A tool for creating the necessary JavaScript codes can be found here: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=button_builder

LinkedIn

A tool for creating the necessary JavaScript code can be found here: http://developer.linkedin.com/plugins

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