Allow visitors to easily share your website.

How It Works

The Interstitial Page

Your Website contains a link that takes the user to an interstitial page

The interstitial page offers relevant social networks for the user to choose from

The user is taken to their social network website with your website details automatically filled out and ready to submit

Example: Share this Site

The Widget

Your Website contains a frame that shows a widget full of social networks

The user is taken to their social network website with your website details automatically filled out and ready to submit

Example:

Features

We respect your privacy. Expando does not track user preferences. Our website works perfectly without cookies.

When users select their desired social network, all data is sent directly to the social network ensuring user's preferences cannot be tracked.

Our service is blazingly fast. Our site is optimized to use no external resources except for one image. This reduces network handshakes and latency which are the number one killers of speed.

Users are either taken to our interstitial page or direct to their social network. We do not issue redirects in between, ensuring a fast response time for users.

Our widget doesn't require putting external JavaScript on your website. This prevent XSS attacks and prevents slow scripts from blocking the rendering of your website.

Users are shown social networks based on their browser's language ensuring a relevant experience. For example, users in Asia will be shown networks from Asia.

Our service employs no ads and we have no intention to. Our service is hosted on GitHub, whom provides a free development and hosting platform.

Expando is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Feel free to inspect the source code for bugs.

This tool can also be downloaded for free and hosted on your own website so that you can maintain complete control.

API

The Interstitial Page

Add a link on your website to the Expando interstitial page and include the URL that you want to share as parameters. You can also include an optional title. <a href="http://expando.github.io/add/?u=<URL>&t=<TITLE>">Share this Site</a> Make sure to encode the link and title so that all control characters are encoded. For example: <a href="http://expando.github.io/add/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fexpando.github.io%2F&t=Expando%20Widget">Share this Site</a> Will show this: Share This Share Share Share

The Widget

Add an iframe on your website that points to the Expando interstitial page and include the URL that you want to share as parameters. You can also include an optional title. <iframe src="http://expando.github.io/add/?u=<URL>&t=<TITLE>" frameborder=0 frametransparency=1 scrolling=no height=30 width=500></iframe> Make sure to encode the link and title so that all control characters are encoded. For example: <iframe src="http://expando.github.io/add/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fexpando.github.io%2F&t=Expando%20Widget" frameborder=0 frametransparency=1 scrolling=no height=30 width=500></iframe> Will show this:

The Widget Vertically

You can also show the widget as a box by giving the iframe a bigger height but it must be less than 150 tall: If you make the height over 150, it turns into a list.

Download the Widget

Download the Expando interstitial page and icons and host it anywhere on your server. Be sure to check back often to get the latest updates.

Help

Join the GitHub network and start a discussion on our ticket system.

Visit our GitHub page to contribute to this project.

Read our Terms and Privacy statement.

Read the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Copyright © 2014 by Expando. All rights reserved.

Creative Commons License Expando Social Sharing Widget by http://expando.github.io is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Intl. License.

Globe by Proletkult Graphik from The Noun Project, Arrow by Danilo Gusmão Silveira from The Noun Project, Wireframe by Missy Kelley from The Noun Project, Building by Icons8 from The Noun Project, Facebook by Maria Maldonado from The Noun Project, Twitter by Maria Maldonado from The Noun Project, Shower Curtain by Rohan Gupta from The Noun Project, Big Data by Alv Jørgen Bovolden from The Noun Project, Speedometer by Stuart Williams from The Noun Project, Overtake by Ivan Colic from The Noun Project, Billboard by Nacho Ravelo from The Noun Project, Settings by David Ly from The Noun Project,