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Sharing Tool Updates Coming Your Way! [Updated]

[Update 4/25: We updated the links in this blog post to get you to the latest Support FAQ on the upgrade.]

We upgraded our sharing tool last fall, with a slick new interface which boosted sharing performance, and made it easier to use.

The new version of the AddThis boasts a sleek one-column design, enhanced email sharing, and personalization to show the services you use the most. Check out the picture below.

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We also introduced our new instant share feature which lets visitors sign in and share your content without leaving your site! (The green dot on the icons in the picture shows that it’s enabled.)

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what we can do! Are you feeling the excitement yet?!

I know, me too. :)

The best part: you don’t have to do anything because we’ll do it for you.

On May 7th, 2013, we’re automatically upgrading any sites using old versions of our sharing tool to the latest version of AddThis. Check out these instructions to preview how it’ll look like on your site. (Tip: if you’re not sure which version you have, compare your menu to the image above, and if it doesn’t look like the menu on the right-side, you may have an older version.)

If you don’t want to wait until then, you can grab the latest code right off our site. But if you need a little more time with the older versions, we have instructions on how you can keep your current version for an additional 90 days.

  • Fantastic news and great to see you keep on developing the tools. AddThis really adds value to our site and I recommend it to clients also.

    What’s not clear from your post is the roll out timescale/process for WordPress plugin users. I assume we will have to update our plugin, but when?

  • You’re giving us the preview over a month in advance? Hmm.

  • @Phil Thanks for pointing that out — we already upgraded WordPress a while back. I checked your blog and it looks like you’re already on the latest version too!

    @Jordan As Ifdy mentioned, we released the new form factor a few months ago. Anyone who’s gotten the code in the past few months is already using it. Including ElectroJams! But we want to make sure everyone with an older integration can see what their site will look like after the automatic upgrade in case there’s unexpected conflicts.

  • Reed J

    I know that there is a new build for Joomla 2.5 in the works, but will it feature this new toolbar as well?

  • @Reed, no worries, you’ll be upgraded at the same time everyone else is. :)

  • M Ouse

    We SPECIFICALLY don’t use the /300/ code (stuck with the /250/ js) so this WON’T happen!!!!!!!!!! Don’t like it.

  • Hi M, just checking in. Have you already tried the latest version?

  • Grace Stemple

    I do not like the way e-mail works. I like the old way where 25 e-mail came up and you could click on them

  • Grace Stemple

    I have dishmail.net and yahoo.com and do not like how the e-mail works now is something wrong in the computer settings or what happened when window8 came on board

  • Janne

    Is there a way to show the same services in the More… (services_compact) menu as on the page as dedicated buttons? May seem like duplication but less technical users might benefit from seeing these services with their labels next to them.

  • I use the WordPress plugins on my site. Will the updates be reflected in those plugins?

  • Hi Jennifer, yep! You’ll see the new features automatically next month. :)

  • Hi Phil, sorry for the delay in responding. On May 7, the upgrade will happen across the board on all of the AddThis tools, so the menus will look differently (like in the picture above) but the buttons would look the same. Does that answer your question?

  • Hi Janne, this version has a smart design, so when a user opens
    the menu to share to additional services, it’ll automatically be updated
    to first show the social networks they use the most! So for many, it’ll
    be Facebook, but if someone is a big Twitter user over Facebook,
    they’ll see that at the top.

  • neotrope

    Nice. Me Likee! :-)

  • Adam

    Nice this looks great users being able to specify what icons they want! Great work addthis!

  • This new upgrade is not working on my sites. Why is Twitter and Facebook overlapping? http://www.drillingmaps.com/

  • Hi Jeff, we got your email so one of our tech support team members will reach out to you to try to help. :)

  • Same problem on my sites.

  • Bryan, did you clear your cache and still see the same issue? Can you shoot us an email at help@addthis.com with the links?

  • Justin Foralook

    Can’t you also introduce a vertical, hovering share bar? Currently we have to use different plugin (wp-socializer) for this.

  • Hi – I love the idea of add this but I can’t figure out how to implement it the best way – thanks Barbara

  • Hey Barbara, we can certainly help with that. :) Send us an email to help@addthis.com with details on the buttons you’re trying to add to your site, and a link to your site.

  • Hi Justin. If you’re using the latest version of our WordPress plugin, you
    can use the Custom Button option to do this. First, go to the AddThis
    settings page and click the radio button next to “Custom Button” – http://i.imgur.com/22CQyIH.png

    Then, enter the code you want to use. Finally, click “Save Changes” at the bottom. That should do the trick.

    The Custom Code doesn’t display in this window properly, so if you need help with it, just send us an email to help@addthis.com.

  • Michelle Burke

    How does this affect the Joomla Plugin?

  • Joomla users will see the sweet new features, too. :)

  • Why isn´t possible to use AddThis on WordPress?

  • Anon

    Is this new code adding the odd characters to the end of my URL’s? Such as: #.UXsfdrXVUpi

  • chuck dudley

    As long as it works with Firefox and all new versions of Firefox to be coming out I’m good with it but for speed and simplicity please keep it simple and tight and DO NOT bloat this fine little tool.

  • rnb_001

    Hi! I have the AddThis sharing bar on my Tumblr. Will I be able to update it to the 3.0 version? I’m afraid I didn’t understand how to do it. Could you explain to me more clearly? Thanks in advance. Can’t wait to be on May 7th!

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  • sehr nett, in Kürze auf unserer Homepage

  • music

    This new upgrade is not working Properly on my sites. Facebook not showing ? http://musiclinda.com/

  • Hi there, that code at the end of the URL is the Address Bar Sharing feature we have. Here are some details on how it works! http://support.addthis.com/customer/portal/articles/381254-address-bar-sharing-analytics#.UX6S-oLudUd

  • It’s not working on my site: http://www.thinkspin.com

  • Lauren, can you send an email to help@addthis.com with a little more info on the problem you’re seeing with your site?

  • No worries, you don’t have to do a thing. Seems like you already have the latest version on your site. :)

  • Hi there, send us an email to help@addthis.com with details on the problem you’re experiencing.

  • Thank you. Will do.

  • I love using addthis.com. It has helped a lot!

  • Thanks, Ron!

  • Manu

    There a problem in MORE menu in FireFox 20, any help ?

    http://support.addthis.com/customer/portal/questions/982154-problem-addthis-module-with-ff-2-1

    Thanks

  • Hi Manu, we see that you’ve submitted a question into our support forum. Does the problem continue to persist or is this a new one?

  • kathy drasher

    I just had a new website built on WP, with your AddThis plugin. The Facebook like button on the Home page posts a link to Facebook that is NOT a link to the new website, but rather a link to my OLD Blogger site! I don’t know what to do. Please help! Here is the new site. http://tootscomics.com/ (If you click the FB button on the Home page you see the link that comes up is a Blogger address, not a tootscomics.com address.)

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