We’re proud to introduce version 2.0 of our plug-in, AddThis for WordPress. WordPress has a mission to make it easier for anyone to publish content, while AddThis has a mission to make it easier for everyone to share content, so it only seems natural that we contribute a high quality plug-in for WordPress.
The updated plug-in features a number of enhancements from the last version. First, you’ll notice a redesigned settings page. This page now allows you to select from our most popular sharing tools, including multiple sizes of toolboxes, the share counter, and the pill style Like, Tweet, Share counters. You now can also easily place your sharing widget either above the content, below the content, or if you want to do what our research says is the best way to increase your number of shares, both.
You’ll also notice a preview button at the bottom of the options page that works just like the WordPress theme selector. Click preview and see how the selected options look without needing to do the save/reload the front end cycle.
The next feature you’ll notice is an updated dashboard widget that gives you a quick insight into how your content is being shared. You’ll see the share count, click count and viral lift for the past day, week and month. You’ll also see a quick visual overview of the top services people you to share your content, and the top ones at bringing content back.
Finally, there are numerous bug fixes and enhancements. We would love to improve our sharing plug-in even more. Have a feature that you would really like? Comment below and we will see about adding it to the road map. Download it today.