Monday, 11 March 2013 01:30

Sharing K2 items

Written by Lilit Asatryan
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K2 has a cool built-in feature that allows admins to enable the social sharing icon links right at the bottom of K2 items. However, there are many ways to enhance the social sharing of k2 items. Today, I am going to introduce you some of them.

Why share?

Sharing is power!

With the help of different social sharing tools you get engaged more with your visitors. It is somehow a way to give your visitors a power to be part of all! To express their ideas, to vote for the content they like. It also allows you to have an overall stats of what your visitors preferences are by what they share and how they share! And, all in all, sharing gives you a benefit to reach for broader audiences, to spread your word across the net via different methods and to keep traffic flowing to your site!

The following extras are one of the great tools to share K2 items! Here we go!

Nice Social Bookmark

This module shows icons from 13 most known social sites (delicious, digg, facebook, google bookmarks, linkedin, mixx, myspace, newsvine, reddit, stumbleupon, technorati, twitter, pinterest, google +1 and rss feed) there are 4 different sizes of icons to choose from (24,32,48,64) and 6 different sets of icons (aquatic, orange round, white round, logorunner, glass and iPhone). It validates with W3C.

AddThis All In One Social Network Buttons

You can have all social network buttons or box counters from Facebook, Google Buzz, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg, MySpace, LinkedIn, MisterWong, Multiply, HelloTxt, BitLy, Google Translate, Amazon, Baidu, Bebo, BlinkList, Blip, Blogger, Faves, FormSpring, Google Reader, HackerNews, Hotmail, Instapaper, My AOL and Netvibes all in one plugin with AddThis free service in your content article.

Q K2 Social Share Pro

This Plugin adds social share buttons to your K2 content and makes use of the Like, Share, Tweet, Linkedin and Buzz to show a counters of how many times your article has been shared. This version offers more options in the parameter settings to control the position of the button and to control the output of the button in your content. It's added bookmark & share Ajax box with many social listed and Facebook comment integrated.

K2 Addthis Plugin

K2 Addthis Plugin is a great social plugin for your K2 items and categories! Designed by Leonmedia it includes the Facebook 'like' button, Twitters 'tweet' button, Google + 1 button for wider sharing and the share this tab with over 330 social sites to share your content on the web.

In the plugin manager and include or exclude the K2 article ID's you want to display the plugin on, it's that easy.

JomSocial - K2 Integration

You can also use this great K2 integration from Jomsocial!

The JomSocial-K2 Integration plugin synchronizes K2 and JomSocial users, replaces all user links/avatars/info in K2 pages with the ones from Jomsocial and inserts activities into the Jomsocial activity stream when a K2 item is created or updated.

Couldn't help but say that we also have got a neat Joomla! plugin that displays Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and e-mail share buttons. Check out our Bang2Joom Social Sharer Plugin!

Another great tool for sharing K2 items is RSS Feed! What is RSS feed?

As the Wiki states RSS Rich Site Summary (originally RDF Site Summary, often dubbed Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.

Why use it?

RSS feed helps you reach new audiences. Indeed, nowadays, it is used as a great tool for advertising and marketing! It drives potential customers to your website and transfers news throughout the websites!

As they say – Feed your timeline!

Publish your RSS and Twitter feeds to Facebook with the help of RSS Grafitti!

RSS Grafitti helps you publish to profiles and groups and engage more friends and fans. It has also got an automate posting! This is a walkthrough for setting up RSS Grafitti to share your K2 items. RSS Grafitti gives you the capability to share what you want: blog posts, Twitter updates, YouTube videos and any RSSfeed. Find a walkthrough for setting up RSS Grafitti to share your K2 items here.

The listed above are the amazing tools that I have come up with by searching the basic keywords for sharing on the net. Some of them are the most popular ones while the others are super known within the boundaries of specific communities.

Sharing helps you connect and get connected!

Sharing is caring!