Welcome to the developer's documentation for Wildfire Sharing tool.
The Developer's Guide is a practical tutorial-like guide for programmers who wish to integrate Wildfire into their widget or website.
The guide starts out with some basics for embedding Wildfire Sharing tool in your applications.
It is highly recommended to initially read the Quick Start section before diving into the advanced topics of the Developer's Guide. The Quick Start section includes basic examples of a web-page / widget that use Wildfire (i.e. the "Hello World" of Wildfire) and gives the basics of how to integrate standard Wildfire in your web-page / widget.
You may then continue on to learn more about:
- How to customize the UI of Wildfire Sharing tool (including language support) in the UI Configuration page.
- How to handle Events generated by Wildfire.
- How to Post to Social Network.
- How to Post Layouts to Social Networks which support this feature.
- How to support Social Bookmarking, Sending Email and Posting to Desktop in Wildfire.
- How to create Multiple Instances of Wildfire in one page.
Wildfire uses a configuration object to set its parameters. Every parameter has a default value which can be overridden by setting its value in the configuration object.
Below is an example of creating a configuration object named "conf" and setting one parameter (the defaultContent parameter):
If you need to change the Wildfire configuration after it was first drawn you can do so at any time by calling Wildfire.divWildfirePost.applyConfig() with the appropriate configuration object (see the Wildfire.divWildfirePost.applyConfig() in the API Reference for a detailed syntax of this function).
A few terms which are used throughout the Wildfire documentation:
WF - an acronym for Wildfire.
SN - an acronym for Social Networks.
Partner - is referred to your site or widget, which uses Wildfire.
Destination Site - is referred to sites such as MySpace, Google, Yahoo, etc. which are targeted for posting / bookmarking / emailing content from your site using Wildfire.
Service - the various content sharing services available by Wildfire: Post, Bookmark and Email