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I am attempting to create some custom social sharing icons using Font-awesome.

I started out with the following code:

    <span>Share this article:</span>
<a class="facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/share.php?u={{url}}&title={{title}}" target="blank"><i class="fa fa-facebook-square" aria-hidden="true"></i></a>
<a class="linkedin" href="https://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&url={{url}}&title={{title}}&source={{source}}" target="blank"><i class="fa fa-linkedin-square" aria-hidden="true"></i></a>
<a class="twitter" href="https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?status={{title}}+{{url}}" target="blank"><i class="fa fa-twitter-square" aria-hidden="true"></i></a>

So what I am trying to do is replace the Current Page url into the {{url}} and the current page title into the {{title}} tags.

Using the following code I can obtain the page url:

$uri = JUri::getInstance();

But when trying to insert this into just the {{url}} part as below it breaks on the {{title}}.

<a class="facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/share.php?u="<?php echo $uri ?>"title={{title}}" target="blank"><i class="fa fa-facebook-square" aria-hidden="true"></i></a>

Can anyone possibly advise the best way to do this so that it remains dynamic to share the current page?

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    Hi Dtorr: Is this a module or plugin, or you write this in the article's body? I also see syntax errors In your code snipped above. You start wrapping the href attribute with the double quotes and you are closing them before you open the <?php tags to echo the $uri ... and so on. So first of all you have to make sure you are using correct syntax. (This type of syntax errors questions are off-topic in JSE). Then I would advise to consult the FB API Docs and the other Social media's API for how you can use their sharer features. – FFrewin May 16 at 7:54
  • @Dtorr Please progress this question toward a resolution. If my answer doesn't solve your issue I am happy to delete it or adjust it. Please help us to help you. – mickmackusa May 25 at 3:18
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You have misplaced quotes around PHP tags and missing the ampersand (&) before the title.

<a class="facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=<?php echo $uri ?>&title={{title}}" target="blank"><i class="fa fa-facebook-square" aria-hidden="true"></i></a>

Also you should run the variables used in URL through urlencode().

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