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Total number across AddThis? (7 posts)

  1. Martin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am really interested in knowing the total number of shares across the known Social Networks within AddThis.

    Is there a known method for extracting this on a post by post basis?

    What I'm looking to hopefully produce is a Total Activity box to preface the 5 buttons that are visible. Obviously, when the total (and bigger) number is prominently visible, it creates the affect that the post is more popular.

    Any idea how to obtain this?

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

  2. Srijith V
    AddThis Samurai
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Martin: I am not sure whether I got your query right. But if I am right, you need to value of our Share Count bubble to apply a custom styling. You may try this:

    <a id="atcounter"></a>
    
    <script type="text/javascript">
    addthis.counter("#atcounter");
    </script>

    More documentation is available here: http://support.addthis.com/customer/portal/articles/381263-addthis-sharing-button-api

  3. Martin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is that going to give me the total aggravated shares across all networks in one total? I.e Stumble, twitter, FB, LinkedIn etc including the ones I don't visibly advertise ?

  4. Martin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi @srijith.v

    How exactly do I reference the aggregrated AddThis Sharing Total?
    This is a total of all services and _not_ an individual service.

  5. Srijith V
    AddThis Samurai
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Martin, yes it will show the aggregate count of all services. This include the services listed only under expandable share button.

  6. Martin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Apologies for only getting around to this now.
    I don't think you quite understand the result I'm looking to gain here.

    As an example of one of my posts at http://www.geekandjock.com/why-complicate-life

    - the Share Bubble counter stands at 9
    - the total shares that are visible stands at around 3953

    So the total across all supported networks is 3953 or higher since I only display 5 networks and the Share pill.

    So the total I'd like to display which is similar to that on Mashable with a quick screen grab here - <img src="http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac244/Rastarr/Snapbucket/Screenshots/mashable_zps20262002.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo mashable_zps20262002.jpg"/>

    Thoughts?

  7. Srijith V
    AddThis Samurai
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello Martin, yes the button count is supposed to work that way. Apparently, it seems to be buggy as of now and our team is working on it. There is nothing to be done on your side, and when the issue is fixed at our end, it will work fine for you.

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