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ValAddThis Plugin

Current Version: 2.5.1 (27 Apr 2012)

Note: If you're looking for the module version of ValAddThis check this page

-=== Introduction ===-

This plugin is compatible with both Joomla! versions 1.5 as well as 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5+. It uses the Bookmarking services of For a complete list of the AddThis features take a look at this page The plugin ValAddThis allows the easy configuration as well the display of the AddThis Button or AddThis Toolbox in any Joomla article, category, section or frontpage, with or without using plugin tags. ValAddThis will automatically read the article URL, its title and the description, and it will pass them to the AddThis script for you. 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).
* Automatically display the AddThis menu/button or toolbox at the beginning or at the end of any Joomla article.
* Use of filters, in order to prevent the display of the plugin in specific Joomla articles, categories and sections, or even the frontpage.
* Option to display different types of AddThis for the various Joomla layouts (article, category, section and frontpage).
* Use your own HTML code before and/or after the AddThis Button/Toolbox code.
* Use of plugin tags, that can help you override many of the plugin parameters.
* Use of various special bookmarking buttons for the Toolbox, which are not included in the official AddThis script, yet.

-=== Documentation ===-

* For a complete list of the plugin's features read its documentation at

-=== ChangeLog ===-

Latest Version 2.5.1 (27 April 2012)

* Changed: HTTP to secure HTTPS in some external scripts.
* Fixed: bug in the AddThis script that was caused by a typo and affected the Google Analytics Integration.

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Reviews: 4
I just spent 2 days comparing nearly every social bookmarking plugin listed on and ValAddThis is by far the best. As I have been using it, one improvement that would really increase its already considerable versatility came to mind. If you could CHOOSE whether you want a button OR toolbox for EACH of the front page, section/category blogs, or full articles. Don't waste time looking at others, including AddThis's own plugin. This is the one to choose.
Owner's reply

Thank you so much for the vote and the feedback too! I will keep on improving the plugin and in the next release I'm going to implement your idea with an option to choose any type of AddThis for each Joomla "view".

Reviews: 3
A great plugin and I got fast support too. If you want other language than english some problems might accrue, but that's not the fault of this Plugin it's because of the AddThis script.
Owner's reply

Thank you so much for the vote kuba2000!

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