URL & Title

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2013 02:58PM EDT

By default, AddThis will use the URL and title of the page being viewed. You can however specify a different URL and Page Title for AddThis to use instead.

Note: Some services, most notably Facebook and LinkedIn, do not use parameters we send to them. Rather, they use meta tags to determine the URL, title, and description to share. See this blog post for more information.



Optional Attributes

addthis:url Optional
URL to use if not the current page. This is helpful when you have an AddThis button on multiple articles on the same page.
addthis:title Optional
This is an alternate title.
addthis:description Optional
This is an alternate description.



HTML Code Example

Button

This example uses Example.com:

<a href="http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php"
        class="addthis_button"
       addthis:url="http://example.com"
       addthis:title="An Example Title"
       addthis:description="An Example Description"></a> 

Choose Favorites and look at the page title:

Share

Toolbox

This example again uses Example.com, but sets the URL, Title, and Description for all service elements within the AddThis toolbox:

<div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style "
        addthis:url="http://example.com"
        addthis:title="An Example Title"
        addthis:description="An Example Description"> 
<a href="http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php?v=250&pubid={YOUR_PROFILE_ID}" class="addthis_button_compact">Share</a> 
  <span class="addthis_separator">|</span>
  <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
  <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
  <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
  <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
  </div> 

Hover over Share, choose "Favorites" and look at the page title:


This example again uses Example.com, but sets the URL, Title, and Description for only the Facebook service element within the AddThis toolbox:

<div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style "> 
<a href="http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php?v=250&pubid={YOUR_PROFILE_ID}" _cke_saved_href="http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php?v=250&pubid={YOUR_PROFILE_ID}" class="addthis_button_compact">Share</a> 
<span class="addthis_separator">|</span>
  <a class="addthis_button_facebook"
        addthis:url="http://example.com"
        addthis:title="An Example Title"
        addthis:description="An Example Description"></a>
  <a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a>
  <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
  <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
</div> 

Choose Facebook and observe the shared URL, then choose Tweet, and see that the defaults have instead been used:





API Reference

Check out the full client API specification to learn more.

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