Content Plugin ValAddThis for Joomla - Configuration #4

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2.5. AddThis Button Parameters

The next group of parameters consists of the AddThis Button specific ones; Button parameters are only valid for the AddThis buttons and they don't affect in any way the toolboxes.

 

The Button parameters are the following:
Screenshot - Parameters: Button

  1. Choose the type of the AddThis button. It can be a standard button for the Bookmarking services, a special button for the RSS feed services or a simple Email-only button. (default: Standard)
  2. Here you can choose the event that will trigger the display of the AddThis compact menu; it can be either when the visitor clicks on the button (Mouse click) or when the visitor hovers with the mouse over the button (Mouse over). Note that this applies only to a "Standard" type of button, since RSS-Feed and Email-only buttons work only when the visitor clicks on them. Important note: if you are about to use both button(s) and toolbox(es) on the same web-page don't set this parameter to "Mouse click", because it will hinder the function of some toolbox services! (default: "Mouse over")
  3. Choose if you want to use your own image for the AddThis button, or your own image with some text next to it, or just some text without any image at all. (default: "No")
  4. Choose one of the standard "AddThis" graphic buttons, which are already included in the plugin installation (in case you chose "No" on the above list). Important note: the images aren't displayed correctly after J1.6 due to changes in the CSS of the administration backend. Take this screenshot as a guide if you have difficulties. (default: "AddThis long")
  5. Optionally you can enter here the URL of your own image for the AddThis button. The URL can be either absolute or document-relative. For example if you had your custom button in your Joomla images folder "images/custom.jpg" you should enter here: images/custom.jpg, which is a document-relative URL. You may use one of the sample images inside the plugin folder: plugins/content/valaddthis/images/add_to_fav_20.png (20px) or plugins/content/valaddthis/images/add_to_fav_32.png (32px) (after J1.6 those are located inside folder plugins/content/valaddthis/valaddthis/images/). (default: empty)
  6. Optionally enter the text that will be displayed next to your own image (or only the text itself). (default: empty)
  7. Optionally enter a CSS style for your custom text (only the attributes with their values like: text-decoration:none;). (default: empty)
  8. Optionally enter an "Alt" text for the AddThis image/text button. (default: empty)
  9. Type in the URL for your site's RSS feed, in case you chose for an RSS feed button; example: http://www.mysite.com/en/sitefeed.feed?type=rss. (default: empty)


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#208 123 2015-02-09 20:35
we need version for Joomla 3.x!!!
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#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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