Installation Overview

Installing AddThis

AddThis can be added to many different kinds of pages and publishing platforms – it can even be added to Flash components. The pages in this section provide instructions and step-by-step tutorials for installing AddThis in your particular environment.

The Basics

The most basic form of AddThis is the default code that can be used on any website. You can start with this code, or generate your own by selecting Get AddThis. Then, you can optimize the placement of your button or toolbox to maximize sharing.


If you are a blogger, AddThis offers tutorials for adding sharing to popular blog platforms such as WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, MovableType and Tumblr. For many of these platforms, plugins and extensions make installation even easier.

Flash Developers

If you are a Flash developer, you can install AddThis AS3 code into Flash website and widget components that utilizes a set of URL sharing endpoints. Alternatively, you can use a standard AddThis button or menu to share Flash content embedded in your pages by tagging those pages with Facebook-style meta tags.

Apple iOS Developers

If you develop for iOS, you can build AddThis sharing into your mobile apps using our SDK. We've included a Quickstart Guide to download and install the library, and complete documentation.

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2013 03:34PM EDT
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