Content Sharing Download 2.7

This component/theme works with latest OSSN version.
German ~Z~ Man 5 months ago

Content Sharing (externally)

This component allows to share public content of your site - like posts, blogs, polls or images - with someone else or other communities.

It will add a Share Link entry below the content supposed to be shared, and when clicking this entry a link of a shareable page is copied to your clipboard and may be pasted anywhere.

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The shareable page will look like:

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A click on the green button at the bottom will redirect the visitor to the frontpage of your community, allowing her/him to become a member and participate. The first login will redirect the new member directly to the original content.


V 2.7

  • unset fixed height of "Done" messagebox on small devices

V 2.6

  • give redirecting priority to Login Redirect and / or First Login if these components are installed in parallel
  • slightly changed modal 'Done' popup code

V 2.5

  • made external content (videos, links, etc.) accessible on shared pages
  • added 'Join' button at the bottom of shared pages
  • added redirection to site's inner original content after first login (this may fail if FirstLogin component is installed (to be investigated later...)
  • reduced height of 'Done' modal popup

V 2.4

  • changed preview image creation from to browser based solution (see details and LICENSE info on
  • added preview image generating of youtube videos embedded in posts and blogs
  • added preview image generating of external images embedded in posts by LinkPreview component

V 2.3

  • fixed unavailable share links in clipboard buffer if html2png conversions fails due to timeouts
  • stopped passing pure image content (=shared photos, profile covers, profile photos) to

V 2.2

  • added placeholder image in case preview image generating fails

V 2.1

  • fixed cache issue (no Configure->Content Sharing page) on first time installation

V 2.0

  • first approach on creating usable preview images meeting the requirements of Facebook
  • usage of identical looking "Share Link" throughout Ossn below blogs, posts, polls and images

V 1.2

  • fixed bug that stopped the Share function of the Premium Share Post component from working
  • renamed 'Share Post' menu entry to 'Share Link' + moved that entry below the post as suggested by Phil

V 1.1

  • added support for sharing blog pages (requires Blog 2.19 minimum)

V 1.0

  • inital release
German ~Z~ Man Replied 3 months ago

Thanks for contributing, Estee.
Simply send your zipped translation to [email protected]
I will add it at the end of the summer.

ua Estee Andr Replied 3 months ago

Dear ~Z~ Man, good day. Sorry to bother you. I have translated the needed file into Ukrainian (I am checking now for possible mistakes. It'll be ready in 1-2 days). How could I send it to you or where it needs to be sent?
Thank you in advance.
Estee Andr

us William Shoap Replied 4 months ago

Yes, spinner appears with the pop up and will not disappear after I click the OK button. But at least I can click the OK button now.

German ~Z~ Man Replied 4 months ago

That means: There's still that spinner?

us William Shoap Replied 4 months ago

I want to thank you again for such hard work on this.

us William Shoap Replied 4 months ago

Thank you, Z. The modal still appears big, but I fixed it here by a manual edit to messageboxphp:

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German ~Z~ Man Replied 4 months ago

Thanks, William.
I will release a new version in about 1 hour.
It will take care of the correct flow in case FirstTime Login and/or Login Redirect components are installed in parallel. And I applied a little change to the modal box - maybe this will do the trick.
Installing GreenByGreen won't help.

us William Shoap Replied 4 months ago

Z, I do not have the same issue with Add Group. I can select Add Group and the modal pops up with no spinner. I am assuming that this action does not generate the same background activity and this is why. Maybe this is because with Add Group, their is no "Newsfeed" in the background. Do you think there would be a difference for me if I switched over to your GreenbyGreen theme? I doubt it because its the issue...but maybe if the modal was smaller there it would work.

us Philip Lozier Replied 4 months ago

@~Z~ Man... WOW! Dude! I just put in 2.5 and... well... you're a miracle worker! this is like 99.5% perfect! The 0.5% is Only because I would like the green button on top, but that's just my preference. Other than that... WOW! I can actually post usable content directly from my site on my promotional page on fakebook! That is amazing! My users are gonna love this, too, as I have had a few requesting JUST THIS, with usable content, that they can use to share to convince friends to come! THANK YOU!

Maybe... maybe... meet me in the middle and put a green button on top AND bottom? <<ducks and runs for cover>> LOL!

German ~Z~ Man Replied 4 months ago

do you have the same issue when calling the Ossn->Add Group function?
(which is using almost the same modal popup code)


Developer: ~Z~
License ossnv4
Type: Communication
Minimum Requirement: 5.6
Latest Version: 2.7
Last Updated 4 months ago
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