AddThis WordPress: AddThis Button Customization – On AddThis WordPress Plugin & Blogger Addon

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default_shareMany of us bloggers aren’t technical experts. We don’t talk the languages of PHP, HTML, CSS and their kind. Our biggest fear is one day,find out, we cause some damage to our blog by changing some settings, and we can’t roll back.

In many cases default settings values, assigned by developers, don’t fit for our specific needs. This article is the first in a series of articles in which we would take control and wouldn’t afraid to change default settings.

We all know addthis.com share button. Even if you don’t have it in your blog, you probably saw it in other blogs.

Take a look (above) at the default share options that come with button installation.

Note that among the default options we find ‘Print’ & ‘Favorite’. Honestly, if one of my readers wish to print my articles, he should use Ctrl+P. You should ask now why is Facebook at the bottom look so unimportant? and where is Twitter or StumbleUpon? The answer is in the ‘More…(154)’ option, you would find all there.

How to customize AddThis button in WordPress plugin

  • Install and activate AddThis plugin.
  • Check that default button it is working.
  • Open the Plugin settings. Go to ‘Drop-down options’ set your default options (comma-separated) using addThis service directory.
  • Save Changes and check again that button is working.

How to customize AddThis button in Blogger & other services

  • Follow Addthis.com steps for installing your button.
  • Check that default button it is working.
  • Go to edit mode and insert the following code before your button code
<script type="text/javascript">
var addthis_config = {
          services_compact: 'facebook, twitter, stumbleupon, digg, more',
}
</script>

I hope you enjoyed this article. I tried to take a technical issue and make it simple.

Have another example of service which you are afraid to change its settings. Contact Me and I’ll do my best :-) to make it look more simple.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Twitter

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Rich Maker January 29, 2012 at 6:55 pm

It is easy to customize, when you know any programming language, know how to use different syntax.
The plugins for different blogs platforms are very simple and author should work a little to give user chance to customize in mory WYSIWYG way. End user should not use code to customize anything.
It’s my thought.

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Manoj May 15, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Thanks!

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Joe Chiazza December 12, 2009 at 1:48 pm

For some reason I cannot add or edit the options for sharing in my wordpress installation. I change the settings for the plugin but it does not work. Any suggestions?
.-= Joe Chiazza´s last blog ..Nintendo Cheat Code Gives Facebook Users a Sweet Lens Flare Effect =-.

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