How to turn off "Enable social sharing" checkbox in content editor
We intend to use an external service for social sharing links. How do I turn off the "Enable social sharing" check box that appears in the content entry editor below the WYSIWYG?
Nancy, there isn't a native, built in way to do this, and I will log this as a feature request and thank you for your feedback.
However, there is a workaround that will allow you to accomplish this using the Viewmap, which lets you globally override templates for sitefinity controls.
For more information on what the viewmap is, take a look at this blog post: Customizing Sitefinity Controls with the ViewMap
Basically you need to do the following:
1. Extract the widget templates from the Sitefinity SDK and locate the ContentBlockDesigner.ascx file (it's in the folder \SDK\Content\Resources\WidgetTemplates\Backend\GenericContent)
2. Copy this file to your website, such as into a folder named Templates.
3. Create a new entry in the viewmap with HostType: Telerik.Sitefinity.Modules.GenericContent.Web.UI.ContentBlockDesigner and Path: ~/Templates/ContentBlockDesigner.ascs (or whatever path is to your tempate copy)
4. Modify your copy of the template to hide this section.
5. Restart your website
I don't recommend you delete the section because it may be necessary for the element to be present on the page. Instead, wrap the section in a Placeholder and set the visibility to false so that it doesn't load on the frontend.