Slingpic is a widget to help website owners make it easier to share images that they have on their website by allowing in-image sharing across social platforms.
Slingpic is a piece of code that is implemented on your website. It provides functionality that sits in-line on any image that is greater than 250x250 pixels in size. When a visitor hovers over an image, the share function appears and the visitor can share the image to a variety of platforms including email, social networks or blogs.
Cut and paste the script just before the
</body> section of your website. If you are using a hosted Wordpress template simply install the plugin to the appropriate directory. Full instructions are on the download page.
Currently Slingpic supports sharing across the following social platforms.
We are always working to expand and include new social platforms as they enter the market.
The widget can be customised in a number of ways using the options on our download page
If your website contains copyrighted images, you can ensure that Slingpic will always append a relevant notice. Slingpic finds the relevant content in the "data-copyright" attribute of the IMG tag, for example:
<img src="/images/ansel-adams.jpg" alt="A beautiful Ansel Adams photograph" data-copyright="1948 Ansel Adams" />
The default Slingpic share message will be appended with: "© 1948 Ansel Adams"
To get the most out of Slingpic's 'Context Awareness' ensure that the content around the image is relevant, Slingpic will look for the following tags to get relevant content:
Alt attribute <IMG alt=?? />
Slingpic's default image selection process is to look through all matching elements, in this example it is all
<img> tags. Slingpic then compares the image's dimensions with the minShareHeight and minShareWidth options (both defaults are 100px). However the image's dimensions could be defined later by another plugin, if this is the case Slingpic offers you the choice of using the show option. This option gives you the power to override the default action and force Slingpic to select all elements with your chosen class name, despite its dimensions.