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2.6. AddThis Toolbox Parameters

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

 

For all currently available AddThis services, as well as their Service Codes, check this updated services list.

 

The Toolbox parameters are the following:
Screenshot - Parameters: Toolbox #1 - Quick Toolbox

  1. Here you may choose one of the 12 predefined quick toolboxes or a Custom Toolbox if you want to define the services yourself by using the AddThis Toolbox Services field below. 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: "Custom Toolbox") New feature of ValAddThis

Screenshot - Parameters: Toolbox #2

  1. In this field you may type in the Service Codes of the AddThis services (comma-separated), which you want to be displayed in the AddThis Toolbox. There are some special AddThis services and other 3rd party buttons which have been added exclusively by ValAddThis. Notice that these buttons (Exception: counter_pill, counter_bubble, counter_vertical) can only be used with the following Toolbox CSS styles: Default, Default 32px, Vertical, Vertical 32px, CSS User-Defined. Below are the service names of those special buttons:
    • counter_pill displays the AddThis pill counter button
    • counter_bubble displays the AddThis bubble counter
    • counter_vertical displays the AddThis vertical counter
    • stumbleupon_counter displays a StumbleUpon counter badge
    • stumbleupon_vertical displays a StumbleUpon vertical counter badge
    • digg_counter displays the compact Digg button-counter
      Documentation of the module ValAddThis. This extension is compatible with Joomla! versions 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 as well as 2.5+ and works with the Bookmarking service script of AddThis.com. Detailed documentation about the installation, configuration, support and download.
    • digg_vertical displays the vertical Digg button-counter
      Documentation of the module ValAddThis. This extension is compatible with Joomla! versions 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 as well as 2.5+ and works with the Bookmarking service script of AddThis.com. Detailed documentation about the installation, configuration, support and download.
    • linkedin_counter displays the horizontal LinkedIn button-counter (not valid XHTML)
    • linkedin_vertical displays the vertical LinkedIn button-counter (not valid XHTML)
    • facebook_like displays a Facebook like button with counter
    • facebook_rec displays a Facebook recommend button with counter
    • facebook_like_vertical displays a Facebook like button with vertical counter
    • facebook_rec_vertical displays a Facebook recommend button with vertical counter
    • google_plusone displays the small Google Plus +1 button (15px) with counter (not valid XHTML)
      New feature of ValAddThis
    • google_plusone_medium displays the medium Google Plus +1 button (20px) with counter (not valid XHTML)
    • google_plusone_standard displays the standard Google Plus +1 button (24px) with counter (not valid XHTML)
    • google_plusone_tall displays the tall Google Plus +1 button (60px) with vertical counter (not valid XHTML)
    • gplus_ProfileID:W:H displays the Google Plus light badge. All Google Plus parameters are separated by a colon :. ProfileID is the user's (or page's) 21-digit Profile ID, W is the width and H the height of the badge. Notice that only some values are allowed for the width and height, take a look here for possible combinations and values.
      Example: gplus_110925991158276623398:200:69. (not valid XHTML)
      New feature of ValAddThis
    • gplusdark_ProfileID:W:H displays the Google Plus dark badge. All Google Plus parameters are separated by a colon :. ProfileID is the user's (or page's) 21-digit Profile ID, W is the width and H the height of the badge. Notice that only some values are allowed for the width and height, take a look here for possible combinations and values.
      Example: gplusdark_110925991158276623398:200:69. (not valid XHTML)
      New feature of ValAddThis
    • tweet displays the Tweet button with horizontal counter (not valid XHTML)
    • tweet_vertical displays the Tweet button with vertical counter (not valid XHTML)
    • tweet_follow_TwitterUser displays Twitter's official Follow button with horizontal counter, where TwitterUser is the Twitter user to follow. Example: tweet_follow_ValWebDesign. (not valid XHTML)
      New feature of ValAddThis
    • tweet_followlarge_TwitterUser displays Twitter's official large Follow button with horizontal counter, where TwitterUser is the Twitter user to follow. Example: tweet_followlarge_ValWebDesign. (not valid XHTML)
      New feature of ValAddThis
    • tweetmeme displays the Tweetmeme button with horizontal counter
    • tweetmeme_vertical displays the Tweetmeme button with vertical counter
    • pinterest displays the Pinterest Pin It button with a horizontal counter (not valid XHTML)
      New feature of ValAddThis
    • pinterest_vertical displays the Pinterest Pin It button with a vertical counter (not valid XHTML)
      New feature of ValAddThis
    • pinterest_none displays the Pinterest Pin It button without a counter (not valid XHTML)
      New feature of ValAddThis
    • hyves_respect displays the Hyves Respect button with a horizontal counter
      New feature of ValAddThis
    • hyves_respect_vertical displays the Hyves Respect button with a vertical counter
      New feature of ValAddThis
    • hyves_respect_none displays the Hyves Respect button without a counter
      New feature of ValAddThis
    • foursquare displays the Foursquare button. Notice that in order for the Save to foursquare button to work on your site, your site should include hCard or OpenGraph location metadata so that foursquare knows which place your web page is referring to. More info on that here.
      New feature of ValAddThis
    • foursquare_wide displays the wide Foursquare button. Notice that in order for the Save to foursquare button to work on your site, your site should include hCard or OpenGraph location metadata so that foursquare knows which place your web page is referring to. More info on that here. (not valid XHTML)
      New feature of ValAddThis
    • flattr_button:uid:category:popout:hidden displays the Flattr button. All Flattr parameters are separated by a colon :. If button is set to "compact" it displays a horizontal button, leave blank for a vertical one. uid is the Flattr username, category is one of these categories for the article (or thing as it's called by Flattr), if popout is 0 disables the popout that appears when hovering the mouse cursor over the button, set hidden to 1 if you don't want your content to be listed on Flattr. Example with button, popout and hidden params omitted:
      flattr_:valandis:text

      And another example using a horizontal button and hiding content from Flattr:
      flattr_compact:valandis:text::1
      New feature of ValAddThis
  2. Choose "Yes" if you want the names of the services to be also displayed next to their icons (it's doesn't apply for the "CSS Vertical #2" Toolbox style). (default: "No")
  3. Choose "Yes" if you want to use a "rel=nofollow" attribute in the services links of the Toolbox. (default: "No")
  4. Choose the style for the AddThis Toolbox; the CSS styles use styles from the module's CSS files and you may have multiple toolboxes on a single web-page that use different styles. (default: "Default")
    • Default: It uses the CSS file default.css and the service icons are placed horizontally.
      Example:
    • Default 32px: It uses the CSS file default32.css, the service icons are 32 pixels wide and placed horizontally.
    • Vertical: It uses the CSS file vertical.css and the service icons are placed vertically.
      Example:
    • Vertical 32px: It uses the CSS file vertical32.css, the service icons are 32 pixels wide and placed vertically.
    • CSS Horizontal: It uses the CSS file horizontal.css and the icons are placed horizontally with a hover effect.
      Example: ValAddThis: Example of CSS Horizontal styling
    • CSS Vertical #1: It uses the CSS file vertical1.css and the icons are placed vertically with a hover effect.
      Example: ValAddThis: Example of CSS Vertical #1 styling
    • CSS Vertical #2: It uses the CSS file vertical2.css and the icons are placed vertically with a hover effect.
      Example: ValAddThis: Example of CSS Vertical #2 styling
    • CSS User-Defined: It uses the CSS file user.css, which can be modified by you; this file is an exact copy of default.css. After you install the module, you can find this file here: modules/valaddthis/css/user.css.
  5. Optionally you may enter the width of the AddThis Toolbox using a CSS value. Example: 100px, 95%, auto etc.; this style will be attached as an inline CSS style and you are recommended to use it. (default: empty)
  6. Optionally you may enter a text that will be displayed next to the Toolbox and it will be treated either as a sharing title or as an alt text for the optional sharing image below. A CSS class with the name "share" is applied to it. (default: empty)
  7. Here you may enter the URL of a share image, which is going to be displayed next to the Toolbox; use the Share (alt) Text above if you want to define an alt text for the sharing image. The URL can be either absolute or document-relative. A CSS class with the name "share" is applied to it and you may use one of the following sample images modules/valaddthis/images/add_to_fav_20.png (20px) or modules/valaddthis/images/add_to_fav_32.png (32px). (default: empty)
  8. Optionally you may define a text here that will be displayed in place of "Send to", which is used for the tooltips of the service icons. (default: empty)
  9. Choose if you want to use the icon "More" inside the Toolbox, so that your visitors will be able to select from all available services. This will display a "More" icon right after the other service icons; if you want to display a "More" icon on another position just use a service name of more in the services list. (default: "No")
  10. Optionally enter a text that will be displayed next to the "More"-icon; leave empty if you want only the "More"-icon to be displayed. (default: empty)
  11. Optionally you may enter a text/character that will work as a separator between the "More"-icon and the rest icons; it works only in combination with the "Default" Toolbox style. (default: empty)

Important note: The following services were rewritten because their AddThis alternatives have produced invalid XHTML code: facebook_like and tweetmeme. For this reason these services won't be included in your personal AddThis Analytics.



Comments  

 
#93 Kelli 2012-06-10 15:14
Hi in the email that is sent the subject is Home, how do I change that?

Thanks
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#92 jeff f 2012-05-23 01:40
hello and thanks for the great module!

But .... Everytime I make any changes to the 'custom' options for the toolbar I allways get the same thing; facebook, google, and the 'share' button. Using the services listed in the services directory doesn't seem to do anything. ...

I've tried everything and still no luck.

Thanks!
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#91 Chrysovalantis Mochlas 2012-05-13 12:33
For everyone who ask for support, please read the documentation first or previous comments. Support is not for free; use the PayPal donation button on the right hand side for a one-time email support. Thank you.
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#90 Rz 2012-05-12 16:17
Hi I would like to shift the addthis in articlecontent to be the same placement as the email/print icons.. but which files do I edit? Thanks in advance.
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#89 Jonas 2012-03-27 08:54
Hi,

i sent an email directly to your last mail. can we communicate that way?

i did follow your answer and replaced the module with the plugin. It is working in the article but is not displayed in the blog commponent environment which is a problem. cheers, Jonas
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#88 Chrysovalantis Mochlas 2012-03-27 08:22
I have already answered your question in my previous comment Jonas.
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#87 Jonas 2012-03-27 07:51
Quoting Chrysovalantis Mochlas:
Quoting Jonas:
...Im using the like buttons in a blog environment with many articles displayed on one page ( and x instances of the like button.

the problem is that all buttons have the same result when i press it. They dont feature the content of that specific article but the description of the parent site..

The module isn't appropriate for article based bookmarking, it always reads the current page's URL. What you need is the ValAddThis plugin.


thx for your answer.

have a look here please: whalewatchingsydney.com.au/.../

its working in there, but not in the normal blog view. www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au/.../

i think it doesnt work from inside the blog component?
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#86 Chrysovalantis Mochlas 2012-03-27 07:35
Quoting Jonas:
...Im using the like buttons in a blog environment with many articles displayed on one page ( and x instances of the like button.

the problem is that all buttons have the same result when i press it. They dont feature the content of that specific article but the description of the parent site..

The module isn't appropriate for article based bookmarking, it always reads the current page's URL. What you need is the ValAddThis plugin.
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#85 Jonas 2012-03-27 03:18
Hi, works great but i have a little problem:

Im using the like buttons in a blog environment with many articles displayed on one page ( and x instances of the like button.

the problem is that all buttons have the same result when i press it. They dont feature the content of that specific article but the description of the parent site.

pleaee check here:

whalewatchingsydney.com.au/.../

i hope you understand and can help.

thanks!
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#84 Maika 2012-02-12 01:20
Thank you for that great extension, works fine! But I've got a problem with the alignment. Whatever I set it to - the toolbox will always show up on the left. I use the module in my footer with { loadposition }. Can you help me? :sad:
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