Note: If you're looking for the plugin version of ValAddThis check this page http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/social-web/social-bookmarking/12639
-=== Introduction ===-
This module is compatible with both Joomla! versions 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 as well as 2.5+, and it uses the Bookmarking services of AddThis.com. For a complete list of the AddThis features take a look at this page http://www.addthis.com/features. The module ValAddThis allows the easy configuration as well the display of the AddThis Button or AddThis Toolbox. It produces valid markup for XHTML as well as for CSS. ValAddThis is free software, which has been released under the GNU/GPL v2.0 license.
-=== Features ===-
* Support for the latest AddThis Menu API 2.0, in combination
with the old API 1.0.
* Now you are able to display the new AddThis Toolbox.
* Use CSS files for the Toolbox (option for a user-defined
CSS file too).
* Use your own HTML code before and/or after the AddThis Button/Toolbox code.
* Use of various special bookmarking buttons for the Toolbox, which are not included in the official AddThis script, yet.
* many more not listed here...
-=== Documentation ===-
* For a complete list of the module's features read the module's documentation at http://www.valandis.de/en/extensions/valaddthis.html
-=== ChangeLog ===-
Latest Version 2.5.4 (29 Apr 2012)
* Fixed: bug in the AddThis script that was caused by a typo and affected the Google Analytics Integration.
Please vote for the extension if you like it. Thank you!
I really liked the option for the larger icons, which I find pretty - albeit you can customise add this, it has saved me some trouble!
Adds a tonne more options besides! Really takes a sweet add on to another level.
Thank you so much for the review and the feedback too Eoin!
This is a module and thus it shares only the URL of the current page. For sharing multiple articles use the plugin ValAddThis. If you really found some bug please let me know by writing to me the details. Thanks.
The speed and ease this module gives for multiple posts to the different social media sites is awesome. Dead easy to install as well. And it works on iPads/iPhones.
Only one suggestion, a bit more choice when it comes to positioning (allowing the buttons to appear centered for instance) would be good.
Thank you for the review jfrewin5. Actually it is possible to position the AddThis buttons or toolbox however you want, just by using the "Module class suffix" option which applies a user-defined CSS class to the module.
I run joomgallery and have been looking for a way to add social bookmarking to it (not included by default or joomgallery plugin which is a little strange). The component has a couple of it's own module positions so I wanted something to plug straight into there. Tried a few of the facebook/twitter modules but none were exactly what I wanted.
This module fitted straight into the gallery, previews worked and I had it looking exactly the way I wanted to within a few minutes.
Documentation on their site is great, considering it's a fairly small and straightforward module they have several pages worth. Would be good to see this level of documentation for more extensions!
In future versions I'd like to see features like the beta sharecount buttons, an option for the 32x32 icons (although I just added " addthis_32x32_style" to the module class suffix and it works fine) and perhaps a dropdown with a few popular combinations of services for the toolbox.
Thanks for the vote and the suggestions recedo. Some of these features (sharecount button, 32x32 icons etc) are already implemented in the plugin version of ValAddThis; a future version for the module will include them as well.
I just wish there was an option to modify the default "send to" tooltip, just as there is in the plugin.
Thanks for the kind words Chwiszczuk! The option for a user-defined "Send to" tooltip text will be added in the next version of the module.
Thank you very much for the vote da8iwr!
Pity for you I'm not available for marriage, I already have a relationship with a beautiful woman! :-) Anyway I'm glad you liked the module, you should take a look at the plugin version of ValAddThis too.
Anyways, great little add-on, thank you for sharing!
Thanks for the vote mate! Glad you liked the module. By the way, I've been working in a plugin version of this module; I hope I find the free time to finish it soon.
Functionality: Works better than the last Add This module I tried!
Customization: Awesome set of options
Final word: This module is worthy of downloading, rating, reviewing, and even donating! GET ONE!
Thank you so much for the kind words nniiccoollee!
Some time soon I will release a plugin version of ValAddThis, that will have the same functionality as the module and all the extras of a Joomla plugin ;-)
Adding page to twitter ends with a tweet with html:
Some site description
instead of something like that:
Some site description - http://bit.ly/be9jS0
That is the problem - twitter does not interpret html correctly :/ and does not print the link to the site correctly. I have no idea how to workaround this.
Hi and thanks for the vote!
Last time I tried to send a link to Twitter, it worked just fine; it even interpreted the long URL to a short one like: Description http://bit.ly/aNbmUC via @addthis.
I would have given it the full 5-stars except, now I have to "hide" the "Read more..." and add my own, and have this text within the article link to a menu link for this page, and ensure the menu link is selected in the module definition. A few more steps that would be necessary with a plug-in. It does meet my needs.
Thanks for your vote! I'm glad the module met your needs; As with every module, you may have any module appear within an article and that would work just fine if you need it for an "Article Layout" view; Although if you intend to use it inside "Category/Section Blog Layout" views, it will probably not pass the appropriate URL/Title of the article, rather the Category's/Section's URL. For this kind of article layout-views it would be better if you used a content-plugin.
Thank you so much too for your kind words! I'm glad that I have been helpful.