Organization Settings

Social Media Widgets

What is a Social Media Widget?

A social media widget makes it possible to display your organization’s Twitter and/or Flickr feeds to volunteers (on their home page after they log in) and/or to prospective volunteers (on the page that advertises your volunteer opportunities).

Twitter - Step 1 - Generate a Twitter Widget

  1. Log on to your Twitter account at https://twitter.com
  2. Click on the “Gear” icon to display the menu options and select “Settings”
  3. Select “Widgets”
  4. Click the [Create new] button
  5. When creating the widget, there are two settings you may change and one that you must change:
    1. No replies (optional): If checked, any of your tweets that are replies to others on Twitter will not be displayed. If unchecked, your reply tweets will be displayed. ReTweets will be displayed regardless.
    2. Auto expand photos (optional): If checked, pictures will be included in the feed. If unchecked, only the links to the pictures will be displayed. Note that the Twitter feed displays in a column, therefore, some larger pictures may not display well.
    3. Domains: If this option is visible, you must enter “app.volunteer2.com” in the field
  6. Click the [Create widget] button
  7. Right click in the “Copy and paste the code into the HTML of your site” field and select “Copy” from the menu

Twitter - Step 2 - Setting in Volunteer Impact

  1. Go to: Configuration >> Organization Settings >> Social Media
  2. Enter Twitter Username
  3. Enter Twitter Widget ID (click on [Get my widget ID] and paste the code from Step 1)
  4. Show Twitter feed on public pages (visible to prospective volunteers) – check if required.
  5. Show Twitter feed on the MyVolunteerPage.com home page (visible to volunteers after they log in) – check if required.
  6. Click the [Save] button
  7. Once configured, you can click on the [Preview Twitter Widget] to see what it would look like to your volunteers.

Flickr Settings

  1. Go to: Configuration >> Organization Settings >> Social Media
  2. Flickr ID:
    1. Paste the URL of your profile page or photo stream into IdGettr (https://www.idgettr.com/), then click “Find”. Paste the results in the “Flickr ID” box on this page
  3. Show Flickr feed on public pages (visible to prospective volunteers)
  4. Show Flickr feed on the MyVolunteerPage.com home page (visible to volunteers)
  5. Enter a tag to determine which photos should be displayed in your feed. For multiple tags, enter a dash between each tag.
  6. Click the [Save] button
  7. Once configured, you can click on the [Preview] to see what it would look like to your volunteers.
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