WordPress Share Buttons Plugin – AddThis

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Now compatible with the AMP Plugin! The Free WordPress Share Buttons Plugin from AddThis makes it easier than ever for your audience to spread your content around the web. Our quick-loading Share Buttons Plugin lets you connect to over 200 social channels including Messenger, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and many more.

Our clean, customizable and simple share buttons are beautiful, quick to load and recognized all over the web.

AddThis is trusted by over 15,000,000 websites with over 2 billion unique users, sharing content all over the world, in more than sixty languages.

Types of Share Buttons:

  • Floating share buttons: Placed on the side of your page, following your reader as they scroll. A great way to promote sharing without getting too in-your-face.

  • Expanding share buttons: Modern, clean, and best suited for sites with tons of mobile traffic. This button expands to reveal sharing options on hover or click.

  • Inline share buttons: Integrate share buttons into your own content for a seamless sharing experience.

  • Image sharing buttons: Seamlessly integrate sharing into your layout with adjustable image sharing buttons. Perfect for pages with tons of shareable content.


  • Designed for desktop, tablet, and mobile

  • Choose from over 200 social media channels to display

  • Adjust coloring to match your brand


  • Sign up for a free AddThis account to get analytics on how your content is performing such as your top shared content, referring social networks and more. After you register, these analytics are accessible by logging into your AddThis.com account and visiting your AddThis dashboard. Analytics include site pageviews, your top shared content, referring social networks, and more.


We strive to provide best-in-class support with a response time of around two hours, and a customer satisfaction rate of over 98%. To get in touch with our team, head to http://www.addthis.com/support.

Check out our other plugins to help you grow and engage your audience!

  • Follow Buttons: Add followers to 65+ social networks, including Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and more.

  • Related Posts: Boost your on-site engagement with our Related Posts tool, which recommends content not only by what's popular, but also what's most relevant.

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Releases (109 )

Version Release Date Change Log
6.2.7 2022-05-02
  • Compatability test
6.2.6 2019-07-10
  • Fixed a bug which caused unneccessary errors in log when in AMP mode
6.2.5 2019-07-02
  • Fixed an incompability with AMP for WP plugin
6.2.4 2019-07-01
  • Added AMP support for tools made in anonymous mode
  • Added configuration option to disable AMP support
6.2.3 2019-04-24
  • Removed notices regarding AMP
6.2.2 2019-04-22
  • Added compatibility detection with official AMP plugin
6.2.1 2019-04-19
  • Fixed an incompatibility with PHP < 5.4
6.2.0 2019-04-17
  • Added support for AMP in registered mode when used in conjunction with the official AMP plugin
  • Removed references for Google+
6.1.8 2018-10-25
  • Fixed a bug where a script tag causes browser errors in certain circumstances
6.1.7 2018-09-11
  • Fixed a bug where previewing a new post may remove tools
6.1.6 2018-06-26
  • Removed Pro features and country dropdown menu for registration page
6.1.5 2018-04-24
  • Updated yaml configs and added script tag to login page
6.1.4 2018-04-11
  • Remove uninstallation hook
6.1.3 2018-04-11
  • Added actviation/deactivation/uninstallation hook
  • Upadate readme.txt and screenshots
6.1.2 2017-11-28
  • Updated error messaging that is no longer relevant regarding related post tools
  • Tested compatibility with Wordpress 4.9
6.1.1 2017-09-14
  • Fix for PHP notice from AddThisPlugin.php on line 610
  • Changing the permission capability used for determining when users can edit AddThis settings from activate_plugins to manage_options. This will allow most admins on multi-site instances to edit settings. More information on WordPress roles and capabilities.
6.1.0 2017-08-15
  • Fix for PHP error from AddThisSharingButtonsMobileToolbarTool.php line 66
  • Fix for PHP error from AddThisSharingButtonsFeature.php line 200
  • Fix for PHP notice from AddThisFeature.php line 652
  • Fixing error message complaining about plugin not being compatable with itself for upgraded users.
  • Correcting language for widgets in conflict mode after upgrade
  • Removing line breaks from HTML added to public pages
  • Not using addthis.layers() json on page when user is using their AddThis account as this creates buggy behavior
  • Disabling the wp_trim_excerpt by default as it's the most likely to cause theme issues
  • Adding error message if browser can't talk to addthis.com and communication with AddThis APIs are required for funtionality.
  • Adding requested AddThisWidgetByDomClass functionality that will allow users adding a widget via PHP to customze the URL, title, description and image used for that share. Please see the widget documentation for more infromation.
6.0.0 2017-08-07
  • Plugin rewritten from scratch.
  • Adding shortcodes for use inside posts for all current AddThis tools
  • Redesigned the plugin's widget to work all current AddThis sharing tools. The class for the new widget is AddThisWidgetByDomClass. Widgets created through WordPress's UI will automatically be migrated to use the new class. However, any hard coded use of the old widget class AddThisSidebarWidget will need to be updated before upgrading. Developer documentation on the new widget is available.
  • The filter addthis_post_exclude is replaced with addthis_sharing_buttons_enable. Please review the documentation for usage.
  • Optionally, allows users to set up their AddThis account and AddThis site profile from inside WordPress.
  • Optionally, walks existing AddThis users through logging into their AddThis account and picking a site profile to register their plugin without leaving WordPress. Once registered, AddThis is able to start collecting Analystics on your visitors social use of your site. No more copying in Profile IDs! (Analytics are only available at addthis.com.)
  • After registering the plugin with AddThis, Pro users can edit settings for any share tools from within WordPress.
  • Full compatibility with the current Follow Buttons by AddThis, Related Posts by AddThis, Smart Layers by AddThis, and Website Tools by AddThisplugins.
5.3.6 2017-07-13
  • Removing unusued AJAX endpoint with XSRF vulnerability.
5.3.5 2017-03-07
  • Removing data-title and addthis:title attributes from inline tool HTML so that Open Graph tags can be used.
  • Replacing deprecated update_usermeta with update_user_meta
  • Replacing deprecated delete_usermeta with delete_user_meta
  • Updating link to configure tools at AddThis.com
  • Compatibility improvements for Follow Buttons by AddThis, Related Posts by AddThis, Website Tools by AddThis & Smart Layers by AddThis.
5.3.4 2016-09-29
  • Removing reporting of WordPress version for non-admin users
5.3.3 2016-06-07
  • Fixing PHP Notice: Undefined variable: displaySidebar in AddThisConfigs.php on line 450
  • Replacing a silly use of mysql_real_escape_string in title field value sanitization of widgets with sanitize_text_field, for improved PHP7 support
5.3.2 2016-04-25
  • Potential Yoast fix. Please let us know if you still have issues with this plugin and Yoast after upgrading.
5.3.1 2016-03-22
  • Disabling the mobile version of the Sharing Sidebar when the Mobile Sharing Toolbar is enabled
5.3.0 2016-02-22
  • Adding Mobile Sharing Toolbar to WordPress mode (already available to users in AddThis mode). It will automatically be turned on for pages where you've enabled the Sharing Sidebar. You can change this in the settings.
  • Fixing notice: Undefined variable: inputHtml in addthis-toolbox.php on line 142
  • Increasing the number of services that can be added to the sharing sidebar from 6 to 10
  • Adding missing licenses and attributions
  • SS fixes for Twenty Sixteen theme
5.2.3 2016-01-08
  • Adding missing licenses and attributions
5.2.2 2015-12-21
  • Fix for duplicate sharing tools showing up due to weird caching plugin behavior
  • Fix for notices in addthis_social_widget.php on lines 1291 & 1306
  • Fix for changes in wp-cli 0.21.1
5.2.1 2015-12-04
  • Fix for duplicate sharing tools showing up due to weird caching plugin behavior
  • Renaming the plugin from AddThis Sharing Buttons to Share Buttons by AddThis
  • Adding AddThis EULA
5.2.0 2015-10-28
  • New feature: AddThis Sharing Buttons metabox supported on custom post types. This meta box is used to disable sharing buttons on posts when editing them.
  • Removing duplicate metabox title 'AddThis'
  • Fixing preview options in plugin settings
  • Using a more unique preview identifier to reduce likelyhood of conflicts with other plugins (specifically Public Post Preview)
  • Fix for undefined variable below_excerpt in addthis_social_widget.php on line 1301
  • Fix for non-object post in addthis_settings_functions.php on line 430
  • Fix for Clickback checkbox in Advanced Options
5.1.2 2015-09-21
  • Resolves a bug where above excerpt sharing buttons would be added whenever below excerpt sharing buttons were enabled
  • Adding back in the addthis_post_exclude filter
5.1.1 2015-08-26
  • PHP notice at addthis_social_widget.php:1337
  • PHP error for older versions of PHP (< 5.3.0) at addthis_settings_functions.php:476
  • Adding select configs and page info into addthis_plugin_info to aide the AddThis Support Team with troubleshooting
5.1.0 2015-08-17
  • New feature: set your own addthis.layers() paramaters to customize further using our API (in WordPress mode only)
  • Fixing a bug with the AddThis Sharing Buttons meta box not showing up for users in AddThis mode when editing posts
  • Fixing a bug with addthis_config where the JSON wasn't always checked before submitting the settings form
  • Fixing a bug with the sharing sidebar, where the theme for the sidebar was used for all AddThis layers tools (in WordPress mode)
  • Fixing a bug between AddThis Sharing Buttons and AddThis Follow Buttons, where saving changes in Follow Buttons would reset Sharing Buttons settings
  • Support for WordPress 4.3
5.0.13 2015-08-11
  • Fixing XSS bug in the administrative panel
5.0.12 2015-07-17
  • Fixing a bug that resets settings to defaults during the upgrade for users in AddThis mode
  • Reverting to pre-5.0.9 settings of plugin for upgrades from 5.0.9, 5.0.10 and 5.0.11
5.0.11 2015-07-16
  • Fixing overwrite of $addThisConfig global to resolve more PHP errors where a function is called from a non-object
5.0.10 2015-07-15
  • Fixing bug where all checkboxes get unchecked on first settings page save
  • Fixing PHP error with getConfigs() on a non-object in addthis_social_widget.php on line 1086
5.0.9 2015-07-14
  • Updated troubleshooting information available to AddThis support to be more in line with other plugins, including providing the anonymous profile IDs to help in moving over statistics to registered profile IDs upon request.
  • Improving the way variables are being shared to support global AddThis variables between AddThis plugins (not supported yet by any other plugin) and plugin specific settings. Specifically, this is to make sure things such as the profile ID or addthis_config settings are the same across all AddThis plugins.
  • Refactored the filter used on wp_trim_excerpt in WordPress mode to better interact with other modules' and themes' filters on wp_trim_excerpt, excerpt_length and excerpt_more (such as mh-magazine-lite)
  • Resolving issues with PHP errors for URLs with %s in them when using "Select Your Own" services
  • Resolving services bug, where once a user selected their own for above or below content, the custom services where always used, even if the user went back to Auto Personalization
  • Fixing bug with a PHP warning for undefined index below_chosen_list
5.0.8 2015-07-02
  • PHP notice fix for AddThisConfigs.php on line 204
5.0.7 2015-06-18
  • Changed the page/post edit screens AddThing sharing buttons checkbox to on/off radiobuttons
  • Added a checkbox to the plugin's settings page's Advanced Options tab to enable/disable the per page/post sharing button configurations mentioned above
5.0.6 2015-06-15
  • Limiting when we filter content from get_the_excerpt because of issues with the manshet and backstreet themes
  • Reducing PHP warnings and error messages
  • Adding back in addthis_config.ignore_server_config JavaScript variable for WordPress model (for on page configurations)
  • Adding data-cfasync="false" to all AddThis JavaScript to stop CloudFlare's RocketScript feature from breaking sharing buttons
5.0.5 2015-06-09
  • Adding all WordPress mode Advanced Options to AddThis mode Advanced Options. These are primarily options to edit the addthis_share and addthis_config JavaScript variables used by AddThis tools, as well as giving you the option to choose whether to load the AddThis script asyncronously.
  • Removing conflicts with WordPress Login Box plugin
  • Removing conflicts with AddThis Follow Widget plugin
  • CSS to remove new lines from br tags between our buttons, because some themes add them and break stuff (Thanks Customizr)
  • Exposing more objects for use with adding sharing buttons to troublesome themes
5.0.4 2015-06-03
  • PHP error fixes for strict modes of PHP
5.0.3 2015-06-03
  • Reduced the size of the plugin by removing unused images
5.0.2 2015-06-03
  • Fixes for WordPress instances running on PHP verions below 5.5
5.0.1 2015-06-03
  • Improved migration of checkbox settings from 4.0 plugin
  • Improved settings page layout on mobile devices and small screens
  • Improved CSS class naming around red/green enable sliders on the settings page, to reduce CSS conflicts
  • Proactively removing all other CSS and JavaScript files from other plugins when on our settings page to reduce conflicts with other active plugins
  • Removing unused CSS
5.0 2015-06-03
  • Two functional modes allowing users to choose whether to control sharing buttons from within the WordPress admin area (with limited features), or through the AddThis Dashboard at addthis.com.
  • Sharing sidebar configuration available within WordPress (in addition to the previously available sharing buttons above and below content).
  • Seperate preferences for what sharing buttons appear on what templates.
  • Cleaned up plugin and removed deprecated AddThis config options.
  • Added beauty.
  • Removed the global configuration for custom service list.
  • Removed support for themes that use the get_the_excerpt method because of inconsistent results across themes.
4.0.7 2015-03-20
  • Added node marker and loop cap to getFirstElderWithCondition to solve infinite loop
  • Fixed the issue where characters *,+,- were printed in feeds
4.0.6 2015-03-18
  • Adds data-url and data-title attributes to get_the_excerpt toolbox divs
4.0.5 2015-03-12
  • Fixed js folder
4.0.4 2015-03-12
  • Fixed issues with certain themes using get_the_excerpt method
  • Fixed issue with Share layer and Recommended layer showing up in wrong order
  • Fixed issue with Recommended layer showing up page title instead of Recommended layer title
  • Fixed PHP warnings in Divi theme
4.0.3 2015-01-19
  • Minor bug fix - JS error corrected.
4.0.2 2015-01-16
  • Control inline share buttons for each page/post
  • Bug fixes
4.0.1 2014-12-24
  • Frictionless integration with AddThis Dashboard.
4.0 2014-10-20
  • Integrated with AddThis Dashboard.
3.5.10 2014-05-27
  • Minor bug fix
3.5.9 2014-02-25
  • CURL bug fix
3.5.8 2014-02-13
  • Resolved conflict with another plugin
3.5.7 2014-02-12
  • Minor updates
3.5.6 2013-12-06
  • Fix for better analytics
3.5.5 2013-12-03
  • Minor bug fixes.
3.5.4 2013-11-11
3.5.3 2013-10-10
  • Fix for wrong url being shared while using Custom Button option
3.5.2 2013-09-26
  • Minor bug fixes.
3.5.1 2013-08-16
  • Reintroduced Custom Button Code box
3.5 2013-08-13
  • Drag and drop customization of buttons
  • Better preview of buttons
  • Bug fixes
3.1 2013-04-09
  • Better support for excerpts
  • Internal issues with tw:screenname resolved
  • Better JSON validation
  • Bug fixes
3.0.5 2013-03-05
  • Bug fixes: Style conflicts resolved
3.0.4 2013-02-26
  • Bug fix: Style conflicts with some themes resolved
  • Made friends with WPSupercache
3.0.3 2013-02-21
  • Bug fix: Style tags are now allowed in Custom Code box.
3.0.2 2012-12-17
  • Bug fix: Conflict with WpSuperCache resolved
  • Wordpress 3.5 style conflicts resolved
3.0.1 2012-11-23
  • Bug fix: Issues with usernames/passwords with special characters
3.0 2012-10-18
  • UX changes in admin settings
  • Credential verification in Admin settings. If AddThis account details are wrong it will be notified to user.
  • Bug fixes
2.5.1 2012-09-27
  • Added hashtag support for Twitter
  • Conflict removed with AddThis Follow and AddThis Welcome Bar Wordpress plugins
  • Bug fixes
2.5.0 2012-09-20
  • New streamlined and simplified share menu
  • Added Instant Share for Facebook and Twitter
  • Updated Pinterest support
  • Bug fixes
2.4.3 2012-07-24

Fixed admin console bug for non-administrators.

2.4.2 2012-07-13
2.4.1 2012-07-02
  • Bug fixes
2.4.0 2012-06-08
  • Refactor how we add code to pages which should eliminate how many times it is added
  • Numerous Bug Fixes and a few new filters
2.3.2 2012-05-30
  • Add opt out for copy text tracking
2.3.1 2012-02-01
  • Don't strip pintrest tags from custom buttons
2.3.0 2011-10-04
  • Add Google Analytics option
  • Update settings interface
2.2.2 2011-09-20
  • Fix custom button whitespace saving issue
2.2.1 2011-07-06
  • Fix compatability with 3.2
  • Fix over agressive regular expression
2.2.0 2011-06-21
  • More Customization Option
  • optionally shorten urls with one bit.ly account
2.0.0 2011-06-21
  • Redesigned Settings page
  • Added Share Counter option
  • Redesigned Admin Dashboard widget
  • Updated sharing widget options
  • Updated sidebar widget to extend WP_Widget
2.1.2 2011-06-10

Add Address Bar sharing

2.1.1 2011-06-02
  • Add Google +1
2.1.0 2011-05-13
  • Add Twitter Template Option
  • Add Post Meta Box
  • Add top shared/clicked URLS to dashboard
  • More Filters
2.0.6 2011-04-15
  • define ADDTHIS_NO_NOTICES to prevent admin notices from displaying
2.0.5 2011-04-07
  • force service codes to be lowercase
  • If opting out of clickback tracking, set config to force opting out
2.0.4 2011-03-07
  • Fix conflict with other plugins
  • Prevent button js from appearing in feeds
2.0.3 2011-03-05
  • plugin should still work if theme doesn't have wp_head and wp_footer
2.0.2 2011-03-03
  • Bug Fixes
  • set addthis_exclude custom field to 'true' to not display addthis on that post / page
  • Added additional paramater to
  • Ability to specify custom toolboxes for both above and below
  • Added additional paramater to do_action('addthis_widget'). Paramaters are now:
  • * url (use get_permalink() if you are calling it inside the loop)
  • * title (use the_title() if calling inside the loop)
  • * Style (specify the style to display) See $addthis_new_styles for the styles. may also pass an arra (see addthis_custom_toolbox for array values to pass)
2.0.1 2011-02-04
  • Fix theme compatablity issues
  • Fix excerpts bug
  • Add option to not display on excerpts
  • Restore option to customize services
  • Add more filters
1.6.8 2010-12-22
  • Ensured all ampersands are properly encoded
  • Added SSL support to admin dashboard
1.6.7 2010-08-02
  • Using wp_register_sidebar_widget() in WordPress installs that support it
1.6.6 2010-07-13
  • Fixed argument bug in 1.6.5
1.6.5 2010-07-06
  • Added support for arbitrary URL and title in template tag as optional parameters
    • i.e., <?php do_action( 'addthis_widget', $url, $title); ?>
    • Can be called, for example, with get_permalink() and the_title() within a post loop, or some other URL if necessary
1.6.4 2010-06-01
  • Fixed parse bug with "static" menu option
  • Fixed regression of brand option
1.6.3 2010-04-15
  • Added template tags. <?php do_action( 'addthis_widget' ); ?> in your template will print an AddThis button or toolbox, per your configuration.
  • Added clickback tracking.
  • Added "Automatic" language option. We'll auto-translate the AddThis button and menu into our supported languages depending on your users' settings.
1.6.2 2010-02-19

Fixed name conflict with get_wp_version() (renamed to addthis_get_wp_version()), affecting users with the k2 theme.

1.6.1 2010-02-04
1.6.0 2010-02-03
1.5.5 2009-05-27
1.5.4 2009-04-23
1.5.3 2009-02-09
1.5.2 2009-01-02
1.5.1 2008-12-30
1.5.0 2008-12-30