AddThis WordPress Plugin (drop-down version)

Hot! Hot! We’ve got it! We now also have a WordPress Plugin for the new drop-down version of the widget. 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’

Like the other plugin, this 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:

  • Mia

    Hi! Is there any way to translate it to Spanish?

  • SMcCandlish

    Spanish: It’s just a PHP file. If you know Spanish already, just edit the English text strings in the file to Spanish. If you don’t, then have someone else do it, or as a last choice have Babelfish or some other online halfassed translator do it for you, string-by-string. Having a real human being do it will yield much more sensible results.

  • It would be great if there was a settings part of this plug in. I wanted to change the order of plug ins, just like the regular button.

    Other than that, this is a great plug in.

  • 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.

  • Min

    Is there any way to add the plugin to blogs? Or are they restricted to only?

  • sweet,,,i was lookin for one like this one.
    thanks for making it easy and free

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  • Dawn

    Just upgraded to WP 2.7 and am trying to install upgraded version of the drop-down plugin. I’m getting the following parse error: “parse error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /home/content/w/a/h/wahmpr/html/microenterprisejournal/JournalBlog/wp-content/plugins/addthis/addthis_social_widget.php on line 35”

    Help, please?

  • I am also getting the error Dawn mentioned, even with the newest version from 12/23/2008.

  • I just downloaded the newest drop-down-version…….WOW, it so easy to use.

  • Wow! great job dude. its very usefull fore me.

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  • Thanks for the info on your latest plugin………it should help me with my stats

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  • hello, the updated version does not have any drop-down… I think there is some problem with the old version too.

    please check.

  • Rahul, thanks for the question. Within WordPress, if you go to Settings > AddThis, there will be a check box that says “Use Dropdown Menu.” Check that and you’ll be all set.

  • I use similar plugin with russian bookmarks, but without stats. Anybody knows plugin with stats and russian bookmarks?

  • Richard was here

    There is an error with the Mister Wong link

  • AddThis WordPress Plugin is a very nice plugin. It does not take a lot of space.

    A must have for a blog owner.

  • Alex

    I istalled this plugin and its working!
    but i wanted to get a fine window when clicked on this button as above, instead of the internet browser window, even E mail button is missing.

  • Heyo!

    Where do I find the list for the short names that you use for the dropdown? I want to add Mr Wong to the dropdown links — how can I do this?


  • @devmag, here’s the list of services with their short names –

  • AddThis WordPress Plugin is a very nice plugin. thank you very much.

  • Hi there,

    Is there a way to add this to a standard html page using javascript or something to that effect?


  • @Lance, Yep, you can do it by going through the process on this page. –

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  • Thomas

    This is a cool plugin and I use it on most of my own websites. I think it is a bit outdated now, especially now a number of sites are now no-follow. You’ve also missed off some sites that I think should be there like Thanks anyway :)

  • Ad

    I think the plugin should work fine with MU, although I didn’t test since quite long. I’ll check with the upcoming 3.0 soon.

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  • I am looking for 2011 update of this plugin. I heard it was released in August. Has anybody heard about that?

  • Is it possible to add these two config options to the widget :

    $addthis_config[‘data_ga_property’] = ‘UA-xxxxxxx-x’;
    $addthis_config[‘data_ga_social’] = true;

    in the addthis_output_script function, the property will be an option like $options[‘profile’]
    for exemple : $addthis_config[‘data_ga_property’] = $option[‘data_ga_property’]; .

  • On the advanced tab of the AddThis plugin settings there’s a text field labeled addthis_config values. Put those configuration options in there in JSON format and they’ll be included on the page. Let me know if you have questions!

  • Ali