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[UPDATE: Bottom Positioning Now Available!] Wibiya Users, We Have Great Solutions for You!

We heard the news, Wibiya Users, and transitioning to a new tool might be challenging but we are here to help! AddThis offers an easy-to-implement solution so don’t miss a beat when it comes to engaging with your customers and visitors. You have a site to run, and we want to help make this change the least of your worries.

The AddThis Welcome Bar is also free, and will give your site a compelling engagement opportunity for your visitors with these features:

How to Position the Bar at the Bottom

To place your Welcome Bar at the bottom of your page, all you need to do is add "position": "bottom", right underneath the addthis.bar.initialize({ code. It’ll look something like this:


addthis.bar.initialize({
    "position": "bottom",
    "message": "Do you want a welcome bar?",
    "backgroundColor": "#000000",
    "buttonColor": "#098DF4",
    "buttonTextColor": "#FFFFFF",
    "textColor": "#FFFFFF",
    "action": {
        "type": "button",
        "text": "Yes!",
        "verb": "link",
        "url": "http://addthis.com/get/welcome"
    }
});

If you’re using rules, you should add "position": "bottom", right after the addthis.bar.initialize({ and before 'default': {}, 'rules':[] like so:


addthis.bar.initialize({"position": "bottom", 'default':{
	"backgroundColor": "#00000",
	"buttonColor": "#098DF4",
	"textColor": "#FFFFFF",
	"buttonTextColor": "#FFFFFF",
	
},rules:[
	{
		"name": "HelloKitty",
		"message": "Check it out!",
		"action": {
			"type": "button",
			"text": "Booyah",
			"verb": "share",
			"service": "preferred"
		}
	}
]});

You’re welcome to try it out now, and grab your own customized code.

The Welcome Bar isn’t the only thing we have to offer. You can also strengthen content engagement on your site with our full suite of tools called Smart Layers. From Sharing and Following, to Recommended Content and the AddThis Welcome Bar, Smart Layers tools are powered by the massive AddThis data pool which helps you create more personalized experiences for your users.

AddThis tools can be seen on over 14 million domains and 1.3 billion users across the world. We’d love for you to join our growing and passionate community of users. We’re here to help you implement a smooth transition before the end of this year. Please reach out to us for any questions you may have. Feel free to comment below, or send us an email. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter, too.

Update 10.22.13: Bottom positioning now available. New code added to the blog post.