Call to Action Item

This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto" > "Customize" > "Content Appearance" > "Call to Action"

ProPhoto offers a wide array of options that you can use for your “Call to Action” buttons, providing lots of different ways for your viewers to interact with your blog.  If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to check out our Call to Action Overview Video.

 

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Different Call To Action item types

When working with the Call To Action feature in ProPhoto, you have the option to create many types of Call To Action items. Create any type that your visitors might need to interact with your site or share your content with others.

  1. Back to Top – This type will automatically scroll the viewer to the top of the page that they’re currently viewing when clicked.
  2. Contact Me – This type automatically scroll the viewer to the top of the page that they’re currently viewing, and it will expand the built-in ProPhoto Contact Form, configured separately, so they can send an Email message through your site.
  3. Facebook “Like” button – Facebook users can ‘Like’ your Pages & Posts on their timeline. Learn more about built-in Facebook features and how they work.
  4. Share on Facebook – Facebook users can share a link to your Pages & Posts on their timeline. Learn more about built-in Facebook features and how they work.
  5. Google +1 button – Google+ users can ‘+1’ your Pages & Posts, which will be reflected in their Google+ profile. This button has a few display options giving you control over the layout and content of the button.
  6. Share on Google+ – The Google+ share button allows visitors to share a summary of your Pages & Posts on their Google+ feed.
  7. Follow Me on Twitter – Visitors can clicks this type to visit your Twitter page. You will need to paste your Twitter page URL address.
  8. Tweet this Post – Visitors can send a Tweet via their Twitter account about the page/post. If the popup is left empty, the default Tweet will be a link to the page/post.  You have control over the custom Tweet text by using placeholders (see below).
  9. Pinterest – follow me – Visitors will be taken to your Pinterest profile where they can view your boards and pins and follow you. Learn more about ProPhoto Pinterest features.
  10. Pinterest – pin site image – Visitors can ‘pin’ onto their Pinterest boards the images seen on your page.*  Learn more about ProPhoto Pinterest features.
  11. Subscribe (RSS) – Visitors can subscribe to your blog via RSS.
  12. Subscribe by Email – Visitors can subscribe to your blog via E-mail.  This option may not be visible to you if you have not first setup Feedburner.
  13. Email me – Visitors can send you an E-mail. (does not use the ProPhoto Contact Form)
  14. Email post to friend – Visitors can click to send an E-mail to anyone containing a URL link to the page. You have control over custom placeholders used to create the subject and body text appearing by default when clicked (see below).
  15. Link to this post – Often called a ‘permalink’ to the post/page, visitors can link directly to the Post, regardless of what type of page the Post is being viewed on.
  16. Custom URL – As the name suggests, you can use this option to link to any other URL web address you’d like, taking visitors to that address.

*Pinning on Pinterest may be disabled with the ProPhoto image protection options.

Call To Action links vs. graphics

Each Call to Action item can either use text as a clickable link:

Two Call to Action items as text…

Or use an uploaded image or Button:

And Call to Action items as graphics

And Call to Action items as graphics.

To set an image or Button, choose “uploaded image” for the display type, then choose to Set or Change Image.  After you click that button, you’ll bet a pop-up screen that allows you to upload a new image, choose from any previously uploaded images, choose starter images (from any of our starter designs), or choose a Button (created under “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Buttons”).  Simply click the appropriate tab of the graphic type you want to use, and click to select your image/Button.

ProPhoto Call to Action Item Graphic Selector

NOTE: the Facebook “Like” button is created and styled by Facebook and cannot be customized with your own graphics.

Special placeholders

The “Email post to friend” and “Tweet this post” links have options for you to enter custom texts with optional placeholders. Placeholders are special words that are replaced with information specific to your site or post when used.  Here are the placeholders you can use in these areas:

  • %post_url% – replaced with the web address of the post
  • %post_name% – replaced with the title of the post
  • %site_url% – replaced with the web address of your ProPhoto site
  • %site_name% – replaced with your site name entered in WordPress’ “Settings” > “General” > “Site title” area


This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto 4" > "Customize" > "Content Appearance" > "Call to Action"

ProPhoto offers a wide array of options that you can use for your “Call to Action” buttons, providing lots of different ways for your viewers to interact with your blog.  If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to check out our Call to Action Overview Video.

Different Call To Action item types

When working with the Call To Action feature in ProPhoto, you have the option to create many types of Call To Action items. Create any type that your visitors might need to interact with your site or share your content with others.

  1. Back to Top – This type will automatically scroll the viewer to the top of the page that they’re currently viewing when clicked.
  2. Contact Me – This type automatically scroll the viewer to the top of the page that they’re currently viewing, and it will expand the built-in ProPhoto Contact Form, configured separately, so they can send an Email message through your site.
  3. Facebook “Like” button – Facebook users can ‘Like’ your Pages & Posts on their timeline. Learn more about built-in Facebook features and how they work.
  4. Share on Facebook – Facebook users can share a link to your Pages & Posts on their timeline. Learn more about built-in Facebook features and how they work.
  5. Follow Me on Twitter – Visitors can clicks this type to visit your Twitter page. You will need to paste your Twitter page URL address.
  6. Tweet this Post – Visitors can send a Tweet via their Twitter account about the page/post. If the popup is left empty, the default Tweet will be a link to the page/post.
  7. Pinterest – follow me – Visitors will be taken to your Pinterest profile where they can view your boards and pins and follow you. Learn more about ProPhoto Pinterest features.
  8. Pinterest – pin site image – Visitors can ‘pin’ onto their Pinterest boards the images seen on your page.*  Learn more about ProPhoto Pinterest features.
  9. Subscribe (RSS) – Visitors can subscribe to your blog via RSS.
  10. Subscribe by Email – Visitors can subscribe to your blog via E-mail.  This option may not be visible to you if you have not first setup Feedburner.
  11. Email me – Visitors can send you an E-mail. (does not use the ProPhoto Contact Form)
  12. Email post to friend – Visitors can click to send an E-mail to anyone containing a URL link to the page.
  13. Link to this post – Often called a ‘permalink’ to the post/page, visitors can link directly to the Post, regardless of what type of page the Post is being viewed on.
  14. Custom URL – As the name suggests, you can use this option to link to any other URL web address you’d like, taking visitors to that address.

*Pinning on Pinterest may be disabled with the ProPhoto image protection options.

Call To Action links vs. graphics

Each Call to Action item can either use text as a clickable link:

Two Call to Action items as text…

Or use an uploaded image:

The Twitter Call to Action button as an image/button graphic…

Upload your own custom graphic if you want an icon to be used like a button. Some ProPhoto Designs include button graphics, or you can find button graphics online to use.

NOTE: the Facebook “Like” button is created and styled by Facebook and cannot be customized with your own graphics.


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