AddThis WordPress Plugin

We now also have a WordPress Plugin. This Plugin will automatically insert the AddThis widget below each post in your blog (see it below this post). It’s very easy to install, you don’t even need to change anything in your templates.Here are the instructions:
1) Download it on your computer, and unzip it
2) Upload it into your wp-content/plugins directory
3) Log into your WordPress blog, click on the ‘Plugins’ tab, and click ‘Activate’

And yes, the Plugin also supports Stats. If you want to get bookmarking statistics (e.g. top bookmarked posts over various time periods), open the .php file and set the ‘addthis_username’ variable to, well, your AddThis username.

Edit (2008-12-23):

We updated our plugin. You can download the new and improved version here:

  • trying to get started

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  • Jon

    Where is there a specific forum for this plugin?? I am trying to remove the button from my static pages (like contact me, home page, etc.) – I tried searching your main forum, but found nothing.

  • Great thing! thanks

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  • NM

    I tried doing the automatic update through my WordPress blog, however, after the plug in was updated it produced an error. Now the plug in wont activate. Here is my error:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /home/www/ on line 35

    Any help with this?

  • I get the following error when using this plugin and wordpress 2.7
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /homepages/44/d92908046/htdocs/cxoblog/wp-content/plugins/addthis/addthis_social_widget.php on line 35

  • Added this to my blog this morning and then got the error message.
    Then spent some time searching the net for a fix.
    I take it I’m probably using php4 and that addthis only works with wordpress on php5?
    Is that right?
    Will the next upgrade be php4 compatible?
    My web hosts are too stingy to upgrade to php5.

  • mjk

    Hey guys, as you probably have figured out, our plugins were only compatible with PHP5.

    However, we’ve backported to PHP4! You’ll see the old-school version in the /php4 directory if you download it fresh from


  • Hi all, the issues yours having may be because the plugin is no longer just a php file in the root of the “wp-content/plugins” folder, it now has its own folder so try a clean install of it through your ftp program.

    My issue is that this no longer has a drop down feature, it now takes you to a separate page :-(

  • It doesn’t work at right?

  • I need help with the WordPress plugin. At the WP page, it says: “Do I need to create an account? No. You only need to create an account if you want to see how your users are sharing your blog; the sharing itself works the same either way.” I have an addthis account, and I included my username in my admin area on WP after installing the plugin. Yet nothing happens. I’m not seeing a graph report at my addthis account.

  • The Plugin works very well………………..

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  • thank for this one!
    nice plugin :D

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  • I just downloaded the updated version……..super

  • Pat

    Great plug-in that works even better after being configured correctly :-)

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  • Alex

    I Installed this plugin In wordpress and its working,
    Thanks a lot, bookmarking my articles got hundred times easirer.
    But im not getting an email button in the drop down.

  • Yeah great another superb plugin, my visitors will love this. respect backlink for you..

  • @Alex, can you e-mail me the URL of the page you’re referring to and I’ll take a look at it. I’m –

  • I use it already with Joomla. Yesterday I tried this in my WordPress site: basically a great idea. I had one positioning issue, where the button on page bottoms would move the tags to the right. Furthermore, within the admin area, I got many blank pages.

  • Dominic

    I’ve tried version 1.5.4 and 1.5.5, and everytime I try to save options I get the following error: “Error! Options page not found.”

    Anyone with the same problem?

  • Tayo

    This is the nicest share/bookmark plugin I’ve found yet! 5 stars! Only one question: somehow it is adopting part of the style of my blogs theme (it adds the same rounded corner boxes that my theme uses to surround headers and titles. Has anyone experienced this with their theme, and if so, have you looked into removing code that changed this plugin’s appearance? Thanks

  • Great Plug-in. Easy to install and Configure. It makes our life much easier at Newer version has all the bugs fixed.

  • MG

    i am usig add this plugin on my wordpress blog, but it does not show twitter ikon, what shall i do?

  • @MG – Can you post the issue that you’re having to our forum ( There our tech support team can work with you to get the problem resolved. Thanks!

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  • Blog E-commerce

    This is a very useful plugin. I will try it on my blog. I were lookink for something loike that. I find it. I will give my feedback here.

  • evolve

    Good web page gentleman , merely make it .

  • Hi there, please send an email with these details to help [at] addthis [dot] com and our support team can lend a hand. Thanks!

  • i installed addthis plugin but i dont see any share buttom. Please help me!

    my site :

  • We can certainly help you out! Please send these details with the URL to and our support team can take a closer look at your site for you :)

  • thanks

  • Please send us an email at and our support team can assist. Thanks!

  • Tonny Nguyen

    I installed the custom but I do not , please help

  • Tonny Nguyen

    Please help me! I do not custom

  • Hi Tonny, please send an email to us at with a link to the site you’re working on and our support team can assist.

  • We’d love to help! Just shoot us an email at with the link to your site and our support team will assist.

  • Please send us an email at with the link to your site and our support team will assist. Thanks!

  • Hi, we’d love to help you out with this! Just sent us an email at and our support team will help you get this set up on your site.

  • Please email us at with a link to your site and our support team can assist.

  • open the .php file and set the ‘addthis_username’ variable to, well, your AddThis username.

  • Arpit Dutt Bansal

    When i share a link from my wordpres website on whatsapp, it always picks up favicon instead of featured image of the post.
    how to fix it, help guys