Plugin Reviews

AddThis Sharing Buttons

AddThis provides the best sharing tools to help you make your website smarter.

12 reviews
Average Rating
3.7 out of 5 stars
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Not too bad
By , for WP 4.3.1

The plugin works as promised, but can affect site performance a bit.

Great... if you don't use shortcodes
By , for WP 4.3.1

The plugin works great, except if you use a shortcode somewhere on your WP page. This seems to be a chronic problem for the developer, who claims it's other plugins that conflict with AddThis.

If you plan to use the AddThis in a widget, and the page has another shortcode, the AddThis widget disappears - no icons. There doesn't seem to be a fix for this.

Awesome work Bt Addthis Welcomebar isn't working.
By , for WP 4.3.1

Work out on Addthis Welcome bar as you peopple has abondon it!!

Likes and shares from Facebook not working anymore
By , for WP 4.3

I was very happy with this plugin until recently when I updated to the latest version and likes and shares for Facebook are not being counted anymore. That's really unfair given that my most recent posts have been shared and liked crazily on Facebook and it is not showing on my blog posts. Is there any kind of problem? How can I solve this issue?

OK but room for significant improvements
By , for WP 4.1

We recently moved from some basic hard-coded sharing buttons in our theme files to Addthis Pro. Certainly I like all of the different options Addthis pro offers, but the plugin doesn't work anywhere near as well as it should.

The #1 issue I've come across is that the plugin lets you check a box on pages and posts to determine whether or not the sharing buttons should show up on that page/post.

Unfortunately, it appears that many of our posts publish with that option unchecked, even though I know our authors are not touching it. That checkbox should be on by default and ONLY turned off in rare circumstances in which we need to keep the page sharing-button-free.

Seriously Addthis, you guys can do better. We're a paying customer and expect you to use the revenue from our subscription and the money you receive from others to ensure that your product is of the highest quality. Please clean up the issues I and others are experiencing and I'll stick with you. Unfortunately, if we keep experiencing these issues and the quality of your plugin doesn't appear to improve in the coming months, we'll have to consider other options. For now, I am going to have to review all newly published posts to see if the buttons are showing up, and if not, I'll have to turn them on manually. I don't want to have to keep doing this.

AddThis Breaks Site Functionalities
By ,

I have installed AddThis on my website and it works fine, however, when I go to my blog page, only one post shows. Turns out that AddThis hinders other posts from showing up.

My overall rating:

Functionality - ★★★★
Integration - ★
Usability - ★★★

Total - ★★★

Poderia ser mais flexivel!
By , for WP 3.9.2

O plugin é bom mas falta um pouco mais de flexibilidade.

Wrong buttons are showing up
By , for WP 3.6.1

It is working, except that the wrong buttons show up in the posts..

It's "OK"
By , for WP 3.9.1

The plugin works great but there is hardly any information on setting it up. What isn't obvious is that it requires a AddThis account. Otherwise, it will not work at all. However, it is worth the account. You can customize / track the share bar activity using there website. Have tried a couple social plugins so far - none of them offer such a service.

Takes Time To Load
By , for WP 3.9.1

It actually takes much time to load. Other than that, this is a good plugin.

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