Blocks ::: block_socialshare
Maintained by Sekhar Jajimoggala
Adds social networks buttons to your Moodle
Latest release:
98 sites
18 fans

Adds Facebook Like and Share buttons

Adds Tweet button

Adds Google+ Share button

Adds StumbleUpon Share button

Configuration to choose the url to share with following scopes:

  • Root site
  • Current Course
  • Current Module
  • Current Page

Important note: Remember that sharing a page works only when the page is publicly visible.


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  • Wed, Aug 5, 2015, 9:24 PM

    Thanks Sekhar with sharing this block with the community. While testing the functionality and reviewing the code, I detected some issues that should be clarified and fixed prior approving the plugin in this directory. I am going to mark this as needing more work for now. Thanks for your patience with the review and approval process.

  • Wed, Aug 5, 2015, 11:36 PM
    Hi David,

    Thanks for verifying the plugin. I have fixed the errors raised by the bot.
    I just noticed your message on GitHub. I will work on it asap.
  • Me at the Moodle Moot NZ11
    Thu, Aug 6, 2015, 3:22 AM
    Hi Sekhar, thanks for submitting this plugin.
    I am still new to plugin reviewing, so I'll leave the code review for David, but will comment on Usability and Meta-data.
    I install using the low-tech .zip file method.
    My environment: Apache, MySQL, Moodle 2.8.5+, Firefox 39, Mac OSX
    Installation: plugin installed from the .zip without error.
    Dependencies: None
    Functionality: Did not give any PHP errors.
    Block displays correctly, and links work as expected.
    Cross-DB compatibility: I only tested on MySQL
    Plugin description: The description “SocialShare" seems appropriate (although I wonder if SocialShare buttons might be more descriptive?
    Code repository name: Name follows standard Moodle plugintype_pluginname format.
    Source control URL: OK
    Bug tracker URL: OK
    Documentation URL: OK
    Illustrative screenshots: Simple and clear
    Licensing: I don't see any issues regarding licensing here.
    Subscription needed?: Not applicable
    I think this is a plugin that will be very useful on the more open and public type Moodle sites, and it makes it very quick and easy to share a page smile Maybe it can be expanded in the future with other (optional?) sharing sites such as StumbleUpon ?
  • Thu, Aug 6, 2015, 4:05 PM

    Thanks Sekhar for an updated version and thanks Stuart for the usability review. I am happy to go and approve the plugin now. There is one more thing I forgot to mention yesterday. I think the Description field here should be elaborated to describe the block functionality in more details - such as what URL sharing scopes are available etc.

    With the hope this will be fixed soon, you are cleared to land. Welcome to the Plugins directory!

  • Wed, Aug 12, 2015, 9:33 AM
    It's very useful if it displays at the top or at the bottom of each forum post or course name. Like Not in a block!
  • Thu, Nov 5, 2015, 6:28 PM
    I installed latest versione of the plugin on Moodle 2.9.2. It's all working fine except for Facebook sharing button: it show a popup window for sharing BUT it shows "Error" as text embedded from page (the Twitter one instead correctlt reports the name of the course and the link).

    Any idea?
  • Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 7:46 PM
    same problem as the one reported by Helen Moraes on moodle3.1.1
  • Wed, May 17, 2017, 5:06 PM
    I installed latest this plugin. It's all working fine except for Facebook sharing button: it show a "Error" .
    How to fix this error.
  • Tue, Sep 11, 2018, 3:24 PM
    Hi there,
    sharing course content is not properly displaying the data in social media... just displaying the site name, but url leads to the respective content.
    how to overcome this ?
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020, 12:45 PM
    please help me to solve this problem Sorry, this feature isn't available right now: An error occurred while processing this request. Please try again later.
  • Mon, May 3, 2021, 3:51 PM
    i face an error
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