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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

AddThis

A while ago I had added a content sharing service/toolbar from AddThis to my blog so that at the footer of each post it would give you the option of sharing the post across social web. It served well for its purpose but remembered that it required you to manually alter the template to add some HTML and JavaScript code to the page-footer section. If you're not tech savvy enough you might have to get a developer friend to put it in for you. Once added in though, it works a treat.

Well, all that has changed now. AddThis have completely changed how the toolbar is added to each post and the best thing of all is that it doesn't require you to change your template any longer. All you have to do is jump on to the AddThis website to customise what social websites you would like to have the sharing option and then hit the Grab It button to obtain the new module.

By default, for the toolbar that I've selected that you can see at the bottom of this post, it doesn't have the Google+ 1 option. But that can be added on by adding the following line and the instructions here (addthis.com/features/google-plus1-button).

<a class="addthis_button_google_plusone"></a>


Just remember to make a backup of your template and remove the old AddThis code from it as well to avoid duplications.

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