Support » Plugin: Share Buttons by AddThis » Sidebar and counter

  • Resolved andreand


    Hi WP mates!

    I’m becoming fool because of the share buttons …

    Concretely with AddThis I’d like someone help me to solve 2 isssues:

    1. Sidebar:
    My blog has text in sidebar thanks to the “image” widget. This widget is so useful because it allows to add an image, a text description and also an url.

    So, my blog was nearly ready to be published. Only one detail left: social plugins. I installed AddThis plugin, and surprise! The social buttons also appeared at the end of each text description in sidebar.

    I’ve been trying to disable it, but no way. It seems that is not option for disable buttons in sidebar …

    Have you ever solved it?

    2. Counting
    Other problem, and this one even worse … it consists on the counter, I mean the number that is displayed beside the social buttons.

    So … all posts have the same number of sharings(?!!) … Casuality or causality … I think second word: causality!! I guess that something is not working right!

    How can I fix it?

    In this situation, I’m looking for another way … also other social button plugins options.

    Any idea? I don’t like ShareThis because it also displays buttons at the end of image widget in sidebar

    Thanks for sharing knowledge!

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  • Srijith V


    AddThis Samurai

    Hello @andreand

    AddThis plugin is designed to get printed after each post by using hooks provided by WordPress. We look for the notification from WordPress system that a blog post / page is going to be displayed and append our buttons. In your case it seems like the image widget is being displayed as a post or page.

    For the share button count, we take the url being shared and the number of shares for that url is displayed as share count. If you are having same count for all post, then the fundamental issue should be that all posts share same url. So if you hit share for a particular post, the main blog url might be shared instead of the individual post url. It can happen for some themes in home page but it can be corrected. If you are using a free theme, please share the theme name or you can send your blog url to srijith[AT] I will assist you to get it resolved.

    Hi Srijith,

    thanks for your acurate answer. I’ll send to you the url of my blog in order you help me about both issues.

    Thanks a lot!

    Srijith V


    AddThis Samurai


    1. The side bar plugin treats each image as a post and since “Show on Home page” is enabled for AddThis, our buttons will get printed. One trick is to hide AddThis button on side bar using css:

    .widget_simpleimage .addthis_toolbox {
    display: none;

    2. Button Count: Could not reproduce the issue. Initially the count for both the posts on was 1. I tried using the share button for the post titled “Test”. The count of the specific post alone changed accordingly (the increased count can be seen in the above link at present.) FYI, I did try in FF and chrome to ensure its not a browser related issue. You can check your site to verify it.

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