How do you customize the AddThis button in a text widget

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  • #499839

    imaprile
    Member

    I’m trying to customize an AddThis button for a text widget for my blog. The addthis.com website states this is possible and gives instructions, however, I can’t seem to figure out how to get it to work. http://addthis.com/pages/gallery-demo-addthis-icons-32×32 <—- this is the link that will show the option I want. It mentions adding CSS and HTML, but I’m not sure where and how. Yes, I have the CSS upgrade Any help would be appreciated!
    Thanks

    http://imaprile.com

    The blog I need help with is imaprile.com.

    #500051

    hallluke
    Member

    You can’t use them, they require you adding javascript which is not possible with wordpress.com. You can however use the one specifically for wordpress.com. It will create an image link but you will miss out on the fancy drop down box when you hover your mouse over the items.

    lh

    #500052

    imaprile
    Member

    I was afraid of that. No biggie – I’ll just use the default one. It’s so small though! :) Thanks for your help!

    #500056

    hallluke
    Member

    You could always create your own image to replace it, I think that would still work. Just upload it to wordpress, find the image link and use it in the code where it says “src=”. You’ll want to change the height and width attributes appropriately too. The only thing you can’t do is fancy dropdowns.

    lh

    #500095

    sanjidas
    Member

    I have tested the Addthis button for wordpress.com as given by Addthis again and again and it does not save a blog post properly.

    But it is possible to have a properly working Addthis in a wordpress.com blog by using a different code:

    How to use the Addthis button PROPERLY in the side bar of a wordpress.com blog

    How to add Addthis in a wordpress.com blog post in ONE click

    #500106

    imaprile
    Member

    I ended up using ‘addtoany’, and added the html code to a text widget, but didn’t give the text widget a title. This way it appears like it floats at the very top of my sidebar. I liked the look of this compared to ‘addthis’, plus it’s bigger and easier to read. (In my opinion)

    @sanjidas I did see this blog post, thank you. It was helpful, but again, I liked the look and feel of ‘addtoany’ better. I realize I may not be able to have the analytics, but that wasn’t a necessity for me. Thanks for your help!

    #500109

    sanjidas
    Member

    @imaprile,

    You are most welcome and I am glad you are happy with your decision. :)

    Addtoany has a really cool “email a friend” option that lets the sharer choose email addresses from her/his Address book.

    #500111

    lilmaouz
    Member
    #500113

    imaprile
    Member

    @lilmaouz I did this already, but again the icon it provides is too small for my taste and it wp.com won’t allow script to customize, as addthis offers. I’m using addtoany. Thanks anyway!

    #500114

    lilmaouz
    Member

    Oops, I thought you couldn’t get it into the sidebar, and make it work (..but the image might be changed). Anyway, the way you did is just great ;-)

    #500154

    sanjidas
    Member

    @lilmaouz,
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/addthis
    This link suggests a way to put Addthis that does NOT save a wordpress.com blog or blog post properly.
    Read this post to know why…
    WordPress pranks – prank no. 4

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