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Share Buttons by AddThis

AddThis Share Buttons help drive traffic to your site by helping visitors share, bookmark and email your content to over 330 services.

18 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.2 out of 5 stars
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1 star
Not imppressed
By , for WP 3.9.1

Code isn't commented very well - hard to understand what's going on. Error log has got "undefined index" errors. Plugin doesn't work. Very frustrating!

1 star
AddThis cookies cause SLOW page loads
By , for WP 3.8.1

Tried a test on webpagetest.org because I got complaints that new WordPress site was running VERY slow. Seeing b.scorecardresearch.com and ds.reson8.com were causing load times to be 3x slower.

AddThis appears to know about these "cookies" (malware) and yet they still haven’t done anything to remove it: http://support.addthis.com/customer/portal/questions/3037805-scorecard-research

I should note that, once I removed the AddThis plugin, the above "cookies" disappeared and my page load time was MUCH faster.

Cannot rate higher than one star. Disappointed.

1 star
Very bad plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

Clean installation without errors but after that no button is in working condition.. Such a shame!

1 star
Lost all likes 3 times after updates
By , for WP 3.8

After the latest WP update we lost all our likes AGAIN on our WP WooCommerce website, this is now the third time! We will now look for a more stable social plugin.

1 star
Bad
By , for WP 3.8

i really hate this plugins

1 star
You can't uninstall it
By , for WP 3.8

Addthis acts like a virus to your site you cannot remove it!!!. ALSO DONT add it to your browser! It installs useless smilies that conflict with every single text field you might want to write in!!!!

1 star
Beware
By ,

Once it is installed it seems impossible to remove it and the support staff, reading any earlier questions regarding same, is completely unhelpful.

1 star
Not impressed
By ,

Couldn't get add this to appear in mobile devices and couldn't get it to populate in blogs. A neat idea if it actually worked. I also see that most people who write support questions never receive a response, so the community isn't very bought into this product.

1 star
doesn't work.
By , for WP 3.6

Installed, activated, nothing shows up.

1 star
Breaks my WordPress 3.6 site with Woothemes Canvas 3.5.0
By , for WP 3.6

Large buttons don't display at all. Medium size buttons do show, however it prevents posts summaries from displaying on the main and index pages and messed up the featured post slider with messed up titles and multiple image overlays. I took care to disable AddThis via the check box option on my static home page. I am running Yoast SEO which is noted in the Support forum to cause problems for AddThis.

Individual post pages displayed fine with the AddThis medium buttons.

Uninstalled the plugin and everything is back to normal. I was hoping after trying other plugins that either slowed down my site or included questionable backend services that AddThis was the solution. Will wait for a new version and try again.

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