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Installing AddThis into your WordPress blog/site is easy. This visual guide will walk you through the installation process. First be sure to Get Your Button for WordPress. Then, follow the steps below.

Our WordPress plugin is also approved to be used by WordPress VIP clients. If you are interested in using AddThis in your WordPress VIP installation see the details below.


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Step 1

Log-in to your WordPress blog.

 
 
Step 2

Click on Plugins in the sidebar.

 
 
Step 3

Click the Add New button.

 
 
Step 4

In the search box, type AddThis, and click Search.

 
 
Step 5

In the results page, click Install Now.

 
 
Step 6

On the Install page, click Activate Plugin.

 
 
Step 7

To start setting up your new AddThis widget, click on Settings in the left sidebar.

 
 
Step 8

Then click AddThis in the left sidebar.

 
 
Step 9

To configure the style, location, and set up analytics, follow the instructions on this page. When you've finished setting everything up, click Save Changes, and you're done!

 
 
 

Using AddThis Pro with WordPress

AddThis Pro will work with your existing WordPress plugin withou any additional configuration provided that you have the correct profile ID set in the settings page.



Menu Customization Options

If you'd like to add your branding or modify the experience of the AddThis menu, go to
Settings > AddThis.

Feature Description
AddThis Profile ID Recommended Allows AddThis to track analytics for your site.
Button Style Optional Select the style of button.
Use dropdown menu Recommended Checked: Menu appears when users mouse over your button. Unchecked: Always use a popup window.
Language Optional Force the menu to a specific language.
Brand, Logo, Logo Background, Logo Color Optional Customize the menu and Popup with your brand. More about branding...
Note:

We are currently unable to support the free but closed-source blogging site WordPress.com and are eagerly awaiting them to open an API we can code to. If you have suggestions please submit them here.

 

WordPress.com VIP Hosting Clients

 

WordPress.com VIP hosting requires a few minor modifications. All of these changes should go in your theme's functions.php file:

Since the theme doesn't sit in the normal plugin directory:

add_filter('at_files_uri', 'yourPrefix_at_files_uri');

function yourPrefix_at_files_uri()
{
  // This assumes the plugin sits in a folder called addthis that is inside a folder called plugins in your theme.  Adjust the path too you needs.
        return get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/plugins' ;
}



// This will force all of the latest features to always be available, even while we maintain legacy support
add_filter('at_assume_latest', '__return_true');
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