Transition from a Pop-up to a Lightbox for the More Menu & E-mail

Screenshot of AddThis Lightbox: Destinations

Screenshot of AddThis Lightbox: E-mail

Traditionally, when a user clicks on “more” within the AddThis hover menu, it would cause a window to pop-up with all the other potential destinations that you could share to. Well, we’re moving away from the pop-up “more” menu. For all new implementations of AddThis, it will have a lightbox for the “more” menu. We’ve also implemented this for the e-mail option.  (See screenshots.)

This has some pretty big benefits. It prevents AddThis functionality from getting stopped by pop-up blockers plus it looks a whole lot sexier.

We’d love to hear your feedback on this change. Drop me an e-mail – justin@addthis.com

  • http://johannburkard.de Johann

    Will I have to generate new HTML for this or will the transition work with the existing ‘s9.addthis.com/js/widget.php?v=10’ code?

  • http://www.marty.com.au ArtyMarty

    Cant wait for that to be rolled out.
    I have a website that has a interesting science fiction art and scifi sculpture gallery, and it uses the ‘lightbox’ effect a lot for the artwork. This will make the addThis functionality a lot more up-to-date looking, after all my art gallery is all about sci-fi and the fuiture. :o)

    Will we have to change our code, or will it just startt working? Also a module for the joomla CMS would be good . Keep up the good work!

  • Robert

    Looks good, I have upgraded. Please though, keep the number of social sites low. Less is best because many of those sites do not get used and I don’t want users have to scroll within the lightbox. In fact please prune some of those sites. :D

  • http://www.webreference.com/ Lee Underwood

    Can this be implemented in existing accounts?

  • http://www.digitalfusion.net mpmchugh

    Any idea when the WordPress plug-in will be updated?

  • http://www.heynofair.com Hey You

    I like the lightbox, but you lose the customization that the popup gave. Will that be put back in?

  • http://www.clearspring.com justin

    All: We’re still working on the plan/process for how this will be implemented/updated across existing accounts.

    @mpmchugh: This is something we’re actively working on and hope to have out soon.

    @Hey You: We’ve depricated the ability to put your logo in the popup but we’re working on new customization options:
    http://addthis.com/help/customize/branding/

  • http://www.differenttrends.com Eric

    Love the idea, where can we upgrade?

  • http://www.doctor.com Andrei Z

    Hi Justin,

    This looks like a great improvement, we’ll get the code updated on Doctor.com to reflect the change. By the way, initial response from our users has been quite favorable.

    Keep up the good work.

    Regards,

    Andrei

  • http://www.metaphorcreations.com Joe

    Is there a way to have the lightbox appear on mouse click without have the onmouseover or onmouseout function calls? I just want a button that only reacts to a mouseclick with the lightbox opening.

  • http://www.free-dogfoodrecipes.com/ Dog Food Recipes

    wicked tool! Wicked site. ill be sure to let my subscribers know :)

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  • http://coghillcartooning.com George

    WordPress 2.7 gives me this error with the 1.5.3 version of the plugin:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /home/georg35/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/addthis/addthis_social_widget.php on line 40

  • Hannah

    I think it’s a great change!

  • http://christypill.wordpress.com Christy

    As you can see, I have a WordPress.com (not .org) blog. For some reason my “Add This” button requires a click to see the options. How can I make it show just a couple of the options as a “roll over,” as the samples all do on your site? Thanks for your time.

  • carrie k

    Looks pretty, but sadly it looks like you can’t tab through the options, making this inaccessible.

  • http://www.clearspring.com justin

    @Christy Unfortunately, WordPress.com blogs don’t allow javascript, which is what’s in the roll over. I feel ya though. I’m in the same boat. I have a WP.com blog (http://drinkingoatmealstout.com).

  • http://seosins.com SEO

    AddThis, I really like the new lightbox effect, keep up the good work. Do you have a joomla plugin with this feature yet?

  • http://www.clearspring.com justin

    @SEO – We do have a Joomla Plug-in. – http://addthis.com/tools/joomla

  • http://www.siliconeclub.com merphy

    Is it for Joomla ass well…Oh…thanks Justin

  • http://www.fetzcleaning.com Nieland

    I don’t usually comment on posts, but wanted to take a minute and say WOW! Great informaiton! Saved to my fav for future reference! Thanks so much!

  • http://easyvapedigital.com EasyVapeDigital

    Hey Justin,

    Im using the toolbar and beside the hot design it really does a fantastic job in preventing its functionality from getting stopped by pop ups

    Thanks