Friday, 27 April 2012 12:00
Current Version: 2.5.1
The content plugin ValAddThis 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. 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 2.1. ValAddThis is free software, which has been released under the GNU/GPL v2.0 license.
This version of the plugin supports the latest AddThis
Menu Client API 2.0, in combination with the old API 1.0 (which is still used to display an RSS-Feed button). With ValAddThis you're also able to display the new AddThis Toolbox as well as several other special buttons (such as: LinkedIn and Stumbleupon counters), which aren't supported officially by AddThis yet; for more details on the various configuration options read on. New features in this latest version of ValAddThis plugin will be marked with this icon:
All the documentation screenshots were taken in Joomla! 1.5, but they won't look much different in newer versions of Joomla!
If you already have an older version of the plugin installed, you don't need to uninstall it as it will update itself. Here are the installation steps:
- Go to your Joomla administration backend and on the menu Extensions and click on "Install/Uninstall" (after J1.6 is "Extension Manager").
- Upload the file contained here by clicking on "Browse..." and selecting the zipped file.
- Click on "Upload file & Install".
Now the content plugin ValAddThis is installed and you can begin using it.