Which URL to use to SHARE a webpage...

User 1991012 Photo


Registered User
54 posts

Hi everybody,
I want to enable my webpage visitor to share it on Facebook.
Which URL should I use in Social Icon for Facebook?
For other Social Media, standard URL of my webpage works perfectly, but when I use this same URL in my Facebook icon, and test Facebook returns error! Is there something additional I have to do beside just updating the URL?
What am I missing?
Thanks in advance,
Z.
User 2503578 Photo


Registered User
57 posts

Just need a little clarification. Are you wanting to share your Facebook page with a Facebook icon that will be on your website? If so, it should be:

https://www.facebook.com/yourpagename

At least, that is what works on our website.

Diana
User 1991012 Photo


Registered User
54 posts

Hi Diana,
No. I need it the other way - enable my webpage visitor to click on the Facebook icon on my webpage and share it on Facebook.
User 1991012 Photo


Registered User
54 posts

I'm still testing but it seems like the problem is caused by the URL format made by Site Designer:
The original URL made by Side Designer is "http://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?url=your_domain" (Facebook returns error), while if you change it to "http://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=your_domain" it works.

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