Content Plugin ValAddThis for Joomla

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Content Plugin ValAddThis for Joomla
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plg_content_valaddthis
Joomla Plugin Multilingual Extension

Current Version: 2.5.1
(April 2012)

Compatibility:
Plugin compatible with Joomla! 1.5 in Native mode
Plugin compatible with Joomla! 1.6 in Native mode
Plugin compatible with Joomla! 1.7 in Native mode
Plugin compatible with Joomla! 2.5 Series

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Documentation of the plugin ValAddThis. This plugin is compatible with Joomla! versions 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5+ and works with the Bookmarking service script of AddThis.com. Detailed documentation about the installation, configuration, support and download.


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: New feature of ValAddThis

All the documentation screenshots were taken in Joomla! 1.5, but they won't look much different in newer versions of Joomla!


1. Installation

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").
    Screenshot: Extension installation #1
  • Upload the file contained here by clicking on "Browse..." and selecting the zipped file.
    Screenshot: Extension installation #2
  • Click on "Upload file & Install".
    Screenshot: Extension installation #3

Now the content plugin ValAddThis is installed and you can begin using it.



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Comments  

 
#207 Chrysovalantis Mochlas 2012-05-26 15:58
Quoting Maurice:
...It grabs the description metatext from the homepage, instead of the description from the article page..I also have no control of what image it grabs and shares...

ValAddThis has no control of what Facebook shares. The FB script reads your meta tags automatically. In order to control what is being shared you have to use OpenGraph tags: developers.facebook.com/.../...
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#206 Maurice 2012-05-26 12:18
ValAddThis is a GREAT plugin, however, a facebook recommend button, places an message on the fb timetime with the wrong text and the wrong image.

It grabs the description metatext from the homepage, instead of the description from the article page.

I also have no control of what image it grabs and shares.

Can this feature be added?
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#205 Elegh 2012-05-14 18:49
Hi! First of all, great plugin and easy to configure/customize. One question: is there any option for the vote/share buttons to share just the website address rather than the single article? I'm setting up a website and when clicked a share button (example Facebook "I Like"), it applied to the specific articles. Thanks beforehand for any help! :D
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#204 Chrysovalantis Mochlas 2012-04-30 03:38
Quoting Horus68:
Good extension.
On the plugin screen you need to separate the different Button and Toolbox Parameters options in new lines. Its quite confusing to know what radio button chooses what.
Maybe simpler would be to choose services one by one in the Toolbox.

Data Track Linkback its off but a code its added to the URL shared to facebook (as in /index.php/a-rede-de-bibliotecas#.T516nMf-jso.facebook )

As it regards the options for the various Buttons/Quick Toolbox I haven't found a way to style it; J1.6+ uses a totally different way to display images that were embedded in the XML file. In J1.5 all look just fine. As I already mention in the documentation, use the screenshots found here as a guide.

The code that is appended at the end of the URL being shared is an issue of AddThis and not ValAddThis. This is the case for the services that are displayed by AddThis; most of the times it helps if you enter you personal AddThis ID in the corresponding configuration field.
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#203 Horus68 2012-04-29 19:31
Good extension.
On the plugin screen you need to separate the different Button and Toolbox Parameters options in new lines. Its quite confusing to know what radio button chooses what.
Maybe simpler would be to choose services one by one in the Toolbox.

Data Track Linkback its off but a code its added to the URL shared to facebook (as in /index.php/a-rede-de-bibliotecas#.T516nMf-jso.facebook )
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#202 George 2012-03-30 14:32
Καλημέρα,

This plugin is not only great but is highly customizable.
The only problem i face is with twitter counter. It doesn't count +1 after tweeting.

I am using Joomla 1.7.3

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,
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#201 George 2012-02-20 00:48
Hi Valandis, thanks again for this great plugin.

I'm having some minor trouble with J2.5! though...
When I use the new built-in introtext/fulltext image options, the social bookmarking icons appear *below* the embedded image.
Maybe it's not even the plugin's fault, I don't know, just thought I'd mention it and hope for a fix.
Those included image options are very useful
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#200 florian 2012-02-02 21:30
The Very Best Social Web Module i have tried.

Easy install, configurable, good working, nice looking, speaks many languages.

I only suggest 1 thing, lets include all icon in 32px size too.

Th
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#199 harris 2012-01-19 21:37
Facebook counter is hidden. If i have an option to the settings to change facebook width that would be a solution.
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#198 Jaime 2012-01-04 11:26
Thanks for this great plugin!
Is there a way to show a version of google plusone without counter? or a way to remove all the counters?
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