How To Install AddThis On a Website

Jun 5, 2013244
How To Install AddThis On a Website

AddThis service allows you to add to your website a great number of bookmarks and major social services buttons, so that customers could share a link with you via any social network.

The script is installed in steps:

  1. Registeron the AddThis service.  This step is required to make the service count the button usage statistics.
  2. Install and configure the AddThis script.

If you do not need the statistics, you can start directly with the second step.

 

Step 1. Registering on AddThis

How To Install AddThis On a Website

  • Complete the registration
  • Now log into the system and go to “Settings” –> “Profiles”. Create a profile for any name by clicking “Add a profile” and get a profile ID which will be required to count the statistics.

How To Install AddThis On a Website

 

Step 2. Installing and configuring the AddThis script.

  • In the site menu select “Get the Code”

How To Install AddThis On a Website

  • Configure the buttons view so that it fits your design
  • If you have registered you can check the option “Track when users share by copying your URL”

How To Install AddThis On a Website

  • Copy the generated code by clicking “Grab It”

How To Install AddThis On a Website

  • Open the file template where you are going to add buttons, for example, the product page

/app/design/frontend/base/default/template/catalog/product/view.phtml

  • Then paste the code into the required place, for example, under the description of the goods

 

Original code:

 

Customized:

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An example of a website with installed buttons

How To Install AddThis On a Website


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2 Comments

  1. Hi Boris, unfortunately, this method can not be applied to 2.1 version.

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