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[resolved] [Plugin: AddThis] How to remove via @AddThis from twitter (4 posts)

  1. Christiann
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Every time someone clicks the twitter icon on my AddThis, they get a link like this:

    Spoiler Alert http://bit.ly/vbuMy7 via @AddThis

    I would like it to be more like:

    Spoiler Alert http://bit.ly/vbuMy7 by @stickycomics

    I tried making some changes including a recommendation from the AddThis forum, but it isn't working, so I wondered if the WP plugin might be a little different.

    Here is an example page where I'm having trouble: http://www.stickycomics.com/spoiler-alert/

    Thanks for any ideas :)


  2. stevemagruder
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In a custom button, I have this and it works:

    <a class="addthis_button_tweet" tw:via="YourTwitterAccount"></a>

  3. Christiann
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks, that does work for me, but it creates the "Tweet" button rather than the simple Twitter button I was going for.

    However, I found a solution that worked today for modifying just the Twitter button on my AddThis toolbar. I had to add the following code (copied from this AddThis forum post) to the footer.php of my page above the closing </body> tag. I didn't work when I added it to the <head> tag of my header.php for some reason.

    var addthis_share = {
       templates : {
          twitter : "{{title}} {{url}} (via @twitter_username)"
  4. stevemagruder
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm glad it's working for you. I used to do it that way as well.

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