I’m 1000000000000% certain I am very late to this party, because there was a long time between the first time I used AddThis, and the most recent time that I used AddThis. The new interface, the excellent customizing options, I’m in love.
My main complaint was that I didn’t like the floating buttons being the only option, if I’m recalling correctly. But I was so very pleasantly surprised when I had to implement AddThis at work recently. They have made some vast improvements to all options available, and the tool set is free now! Though, to be honest, I didn’t realize they weren’t before?
Being able to choose between floating and embedded is HUGE for me. I love how the buttons look, the ability to customize the colors for both types of tools, naming the different tools you use for easy tracking, the analytics.
At work, it was super easy to implement into our Magento 2 instance, which, if you’ve done any Magento 2 development, you know that is no easy feat. It seems (to me, anyway) that integrating anything in Magento is a giant pain. So, after that seamless experience with implementing at work, I decided to implement here too.
So I did.
After getting really frustrated trying to figure out why my site wasn’t working after moving servers, I took a break to update my social links in the footer to align left, and use the embedded AddThis, then added the share buttons to the individual blog posts that I pull in dynamically using the API. (Eventually I’ll get comments back on the bottom of the posts, but it’s not one of my highest priorities.)
It was so easy to use, 10/10 will use again. And again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again.
**I was not compensated in any way for this post.**