Customized social media links.
Last reviewed: September 13, 2023
This component has only one tab. It can be used in the header or footer. Click the wrench icon to configure these settings.
Button Text - Enter the label you want displayed in your footer.
Button Link - Enter the link to your social media channel.
Button Icon - Choose from these services:
Open in new window - This optional setting forces the clicked link to open in a new browser tab or window.
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If you have pressing needs for additional buttons, please make an Enhancement Request. If there is sufficient demand, we will add them to the development queue.
Links in many components can be set to open in a new browser window (or tab). The user can thus explore the new page, while preserving the source page (and your website) in the original tab. However, this can be confusing if the user does not realize a new tab has opened. They may become lost, confused how they arrived on that new page and unable to return to your site.
Best practice: let the user control their experience and stay in the same tab, with two notable exceptions:
Link text should describe where the link will take the user in a manner that is appropriate to the context on your page and also the target page. This is also true for images that act as links.
Best practice: Avoid meaningless standalone phrases like "click here", "see all" and "learn more".