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[Plugin: AddThis] Poor Documentation (9 posts)

  1. Leo Plaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The documentation for the plugin is non-existant and gives no clues on how to use the very chaotic documentation on the addthis website.

    I want the following services as 16x16 icons, no counter.

    How do I configure the plugin to do this?

    Twitter, FB, Delicious, Pinterest, G+, Stumble Upon, LinkedIn, email, addthis

    So far I have used

    Services / Build your own

    twitter,facebook,google_plusone,linkedin,delicious,pinterest,stumbleupon,email

    and I get google plus, with a counter, a 49 x 24 Pinterest button, and all of the rest are 16 x 16

    Please, please, please provide consistent documentation on how to use AddThis. It is a nightmare.

    Advanced / addthis_config values: (json format)

    how exactly do I format this? Full JavaScript notation with braces?

    Secondly, in the plugin admin,

    Enter a comma-separated list of service codes

    links to http://addthis.com/services

    instead of http://www.addthis.com/services/list

    or this http://support.addthis.com/customer/portal/articles/381263-addthis-client-api

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/addthis/

  2. Leo Plaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here is also is another user wondering how to configure the plugin. I can not get the JSON options to work either.

    Also a bug.

    Services / Build your own if it is unchecked and there are values on the text field, the plugin still shows the icons.

  3. Leo Plaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, I have figured out what to do with Basic/Custom Option

    <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style ">









    </div>

    however, upon submit, the plugin strips out g:plusone:annotation="none" every single time.

    I still have no control over the Pinterest button size

  4. Leo Plaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    After much searching, finally the correct code to turn off the Google+ count.
    http://support.addthis.com/customer/portal/articles/381237-third-party-buttons

  5. lakshmananphp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Leo Plaw!

    I have the same issue with addthis plugin...

    Here is my addthis button code

    <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style ">
    <a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:layout="button_count"></a>
    <a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a>
    <a class="addthis_button_google_plusone" g:plusone:size="medium"></a>
    <a class="addthis_button_pinterest" pi:pinit:layout="horizontal"></a>
    <a class="addthis_button_stumbleupon_badge"></a>
    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a>
    </div>

    upon submit, the plugin strips out pi:pinit:layout="horizontal" every single time.

    Any ideas? how to get pinterest count box?

  6. bcoyour
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For anyone looking for the correct code to make the Pinterest button a 16px by 16px icon, here it is:

    <a class="addthis_button_pinterest_share"></a>

    Hope it helps someone!

  7. Nancy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @bcoyour - THANK YOU!
    I'm amazed at how poor the documentation for addthis is. there should be a list somewhere of the code for the various buttons, but I haven't been able to find it. If anyone has a link, please post :)

  8. _mjk_
    AddThis Samurai
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Nancy,

    Sorry you've had trouble. We're working on improving your ability to find our documentation at http://addthis.com/help -- in the meantime, this is the page you're looking for: http://www.addthis.com/services/list

    Best,
    Matt

  9. Nancy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you Matt, but that link would not have answered my question. I was looking for the class for the tiny pinterest button, and (apparently pinterest_share, not pinterest, which gives you a big button.) But hopefully that list will help others.

    This came about because apparently the auto generated tiny buttons(the ones that supposed show the social networks most used) were not picking up Pinterest as a most used social network, so that button never showed, even on users who use Pinterest a great deal, they would see networks they rarely used, but never a pinterest button. So we had to add it to the bar manually. So you may want to report that as a problem.

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