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addthis button doesn't show up on categories (3 posts)

  1. nattysoltesz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello!

    I installed the AddThis plugin and the button shows up fine on individual posts, pages, and on my home page, but I can't get it to show up when the posts are organized by category. There is a specific option for this under the AddThis settings, but it still doesn't work.

    My site is here: http://bacteriaburger.com/wordpress (slightly nsfw!)

    Thanks!

    Natty Soltesz

  2. ashgoodman
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If your category or archive page, or any other page is set to show excerpts instead of the full content the add this button will not show.

    This is bad enough, but rather than just not showing, what happens is the raw code that powers the button shows. So no graceful degradation here.

    The simple fix for this hat can edit their theme files: switch the_excerpt for the_content.

    It is really disappointing when a company like addthis releases something half finished like this. When a freelance developer makes a plugin in his spare time, fair enough bugs are to be expected, but when a company releases a plugin with major flaws, thats just laziness and poor attention to detail.

    This is part of addthis.com's business strategy: it ought to be done right.

  3. nattysoltesz
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks ashgoodman for your help.

    That does work, but unfortunately it is not suited to my purposes, as it then shows the entire entry for each post on the category page, and I need it to show the excerpt only. Ideally I would like to have an addthis menu under each post excerpt. Unless somebody has a solution for that, I may just have to go with Add to Any or a some different plugin.

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