AddThis for Magento

AddThis provides an extension for Magento The extension adds AddThis button set to the product view page so that the end user can share the product URL to different social media websites with ease. The extension also allows you to add the buttons to the template and CMS pages which you have created. It works in all Magento versions > 1.5 .

Don't forget to Register and create an AddThis Profile ID. Customizing your plugin with this ID will allow you to see how your visitors are sharing your content: which services they're using for sharing, which content is shared the most, and more.


Step by step tutorial
Step 1

To install the Magento Extension, first download it from AddThis:

Step 2

From the Magento Administration screen, select System > Magento Connect > Magento Conncet Manager .

Step 3

Under "Direct package file upload", select Browse and select the .tgz file you downloaded in Step 1.

Then click Upload.


Logout and login again into the administrator dashboard and clear cahe to ensure the extension installation.

Customize Extension

You can manage the extesnion configurations on System > Configuration page

Sample Frontend View

You can also add addthis button in CMS and .phtml files.

For cms pages you can use

{{block type="sharingtool/share" name="addthis_sharetool"}}


In any phtml files you can use

<?php echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock('sharingtool/share')->setBlockId('addthis_sharetool')->toHtml(); ?>
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2013 03:32PM EDT
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