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Social Media Web Part Instructions

As always, log in to edit the page in SharePoint by clicking Editor Login in the bottom right corner of the page, and enter your Campus Connect username and password. Next, click the Edit symbol at the top of the page, or go to the Page tab and click Edit. If the ribbon does not appear, you can access it through the Site Actions dropdown by selecting Show Ribbon, or edit the page directly from the dropdown menu.

To prepare, have your social media profiles open in another browser tab or window.

Inserting the Social Media Web Part

1. On the page that you'd like to place the Social Media Web Part, go to the Insert tab in the ribbon, and click on Web Part.

2. Select Social Media Web Part, and click Add.

3. Hover over the top right corner of the web part and click the down arrow that appears there. Select Edit Web Part.

4. Click on the Social Media Accounts Configuration button.

5. Enter the name of your department/office/school/center or whatever the unit is that you are adding social accounts for.

6. In another browser tab or window, have your social media profiles open. Go to the first one, and copy the URL of your profile page (Example: https://twitter.com/DPUInfoServices) and paste it into the corresponding platform field. Once you have entered a URL in the field, you'll see a green checkmark next to the platform name.

7. Once you have entered all of the accounts that you want to display (choose up to four for best results), click Save & Close.

8. The configuration will close and you'll be back to the web part menu. Click Apply and wait for the page to refresh. Then click OK and wait for it to refresh again.

To save your changes to the page, click the Save & Close button in the ribbon and then click the Check In button in the ribbon.

Step-by-step Guide

To prepare, have your social media profiles open in another browser tab or window.

Inserting the Social Media Web Part

1. On the page that you'd like to place the Social Media Web Part, go to the Insert tab in the ribbon, and click on Web Part.

2. Select Social Media Web Part, and click Add.

Inser the Social Media Web Part
3. Hover over the top right corner of the web part and click the down arrow that appears there. Select Edit Web Part.
Click Edit Web Part

4. Click on the Social Media Accounts Configuration button.

click Configure Web part
 

The configuration menu looks like this:

blank configuration
5. Enter the name of your department/office/school/center or whatever the unit is that you are adding social accounts for in the first field titled "Name of College/Office Department".

6. Copy the URL of one of the account's profile pages (Example: https://twitter.com/DPUInfoServices) and paste it into the corresponding platform field. Remember to paste the full URL and make sure it's the URL of the account profile and not of your account feed -- check it by opening a different browser (that you're not logged into the account on) and paste in the URL there. Once you have entered a URL in the field, you'll see a green checkmark next to the platform name. Repeat for each platform.

7. Once you have entered all of the accounts that you want to display (choose up to four for best results), click Save & Close.

8. The configuration menu will close and you'll be back to the web part menu. Click Apply and wait for the page to refresh. Then click OK and wait for it to refresh again.

click apply, wait for it, and then click OK
After the page refreshes and the web part menu closes, it will look like this:
Refreshed web part

To save your changes to the page, click the Save & Close button and then click the Check In button in the ribbon. ​

On the checked-in page, the final result will look like this:

final result