Content Plugin ValAddThis for Joomla - Configuration #6

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Content Plugin ValAddThis for Joomla
Configuration #1: General
Configuration #2: Global
Configuration #3: Language
Configuration #4: Button
Configuration #5: Toolbox
Configuration #6: Plugin Tags, Save
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2.7. Plugin Tags

The content plugin ValAddThis can also be displayed in any Joomla article, by using plugin tags. In order to do that you have to use the opening tag { valaddthis }, followed by any desired parameters with their values and at the end comes the closing tag { /valaddthis } (Note: don't use any spaces between the {} !). Parameters and their values are separated by using the pipe character |. Example: { valaddthis }type=button|button_type=default{ /valaddthis }.

 

Important note: when you trigger the plugin display by using tags, you automatically override any of the plugin parameters, which are already defined in the configuration backend! (even if for example an article is in the "Excluded articles" list)

 

Plugin Parameters
Parameter NamePossible ValuesDescription
 
type button Renders an AddThis Button
toolbox Renders an AddThis Toolbox
button_type default Renders a default AddThis Button
rss Renders an RSS Feed Button
email Renders an Email Button
button_img addthis-long Button #1: AddThis long
addthis Button #2: AddThis short
bm-long Button #3: Bookmark long
bm Button #4: Bookmark short
share-long Button #5: Share long
share Button #6: Share short
plus Button #7: Plus small
rss-feed-big Button #8: RSS feed big
rss-feed-long Button #9: RSS feed long
rss-feed Button #10: RSS feed short
subscribe-big Button #11: Subscribe big
subscribe-long Button #12: Subscribe long
subscribe Button #13: Subscribe short
email Button #14: Email short
counter Button #15: Counter button
lang A Two-Character Language Code A Two Letter Code of the language you want to explicitly use for the AddThis User Interface (UI)
share_caption Any Text Text for "Bookmark & Share"
email_caption Any Text Text for "Email a Friend"
email Any Text Text for "Email"
favorites Any Text Text for "Favorites"
more Any Text Text for "More"
compact List of Services A comma-separated List of Services for the Compact Menu
expanded List of Services A comma-separated List of Services for the Expanded menu
exclude List of Services A comma-separated List of Services to be excluded from all Menus
tool_services List of Services A comma-separated List of Services for the AddThis Toolbox
tool_style default Toolbox Service Icons will be displayed horizontally
default32 Toolbox Service Icons will be displayed horizontally with 32px width
vertical Toolbox Service Icons will be displayed vertically
vertical32 Toolbox Service Icons will be displayed vertically with 32px width
css-hor Toolbox Service Icons will be displayed horizontally with a Hover Effect
css-vert1 Toolbox Service Icons will be displayed vertically with a Hover Effect #1
css-vert2 Toolbox Service Icons will be displayed vertically with a Hover Effect #2
css-user Toolbox Service Icons will be styled according to user-defined CSS file
tool_width Any CSS width value Width of the AddThis Toolbox using a CSS value. Example: 100px, 95%, auto etc.
tool_share Any Text Text that will be used either as a title for the Toolbox and it will be displayed next to it or as the alt text of the optional share image (see: tool_shareurl)
tool_show_names yes Display Service Names next to the Toolbox Service Icons
no Do not display any Service Names next to the Toolbox Service Icons
tool_show_more yes Display "More" Icon in Toolbox
no Do not display a "More" Icon in Toolbox
tool_more Any Text Toolbox Text for "More"
tool_separator Any Text Toolbox Text for Separator (use "pipe" for |)
swfurl URL URL of a Flash Object to share, along with the Link
swf_width Width value Ideal Width of any provided Flash Object
swf_height Height value Ideal Height of any provided Flash Object
screenshot URL URL of an Image that shows a Preview of the Content being shared
tooltip Any Text Text that will be used in place of "Send to" for the tooltips of the service icons
html_before HTML code HTML code, which is going to be displayed before the AddThis Button/Toolbox. Use ">>" inside your HTML instead of the equal sign "="; Example: <p class>>test>
html_after HTML code HTML code, which is going to be displayed after the AddThis Button/Toolbox. Use ">>" inside your HTML instead of the equal sign "="; Example: <p class>>test>
tool_quick Value between 1-12 Choose one of the 12 predefined toolboxes
tool_shareurl URL URL of a share image that will be displayed next to the Toolbox (see also: tool_share; is used to define the alt text of the image)

2.8. Save Configuration

In order to activate the plugin ValAddThis, on the top left click on the radio button "Yes" next to "Enabled":
Screenshot - Configuration: Activation

 

When you are ready click on "Save" (or "Save & Close" in J1.7) to save the plugin's configuration.
Screenshot - Configuration: Activation



Comments  

 
#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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