Using the Social Sharing (AddThis) plugin in NUsites

The easiest way to incorporate social sharing into your NUsites site is to use the AddThis plugin.

Activating The AddThis Plugin

  1. Click the Plugins menu item in the left-hand dashboard menu.
  2. Either scroll or search for AddThis plugin
  3. Click the Activate button to activate the plugin.
    This image has a screenshot of the AddThis plugin, with the Activate button in the top left corner

Configuring The AddThis Plugin

  1. Click the Settings menu item in the left-hand dashboard menu.
    This image has a screenshot of the settings menu bar, with an arrow pointing to the AddThis button at the bottom
  2. Click AddThis to visit the plugin configuration page.

Setting The Share Button Placement

On the configuration page, you can adjust which types of sharing buttons appear on your site, and where they appear in relation to your content.

In the Basic tab, you can choose to display sharing buttons above your posts, and display sharing buttons below your post content.


This image has a screenshot of the basic tab, showing the sharing tools o display above and below the post

In the Advanced tab, you can make adjustments to which types of pages display these social sharing buttons.

See Also:

For additional assistance please contact the IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) option 7, or consultant@northwestern.edu.




Keywords:facebook twitter add share reblog   Doc ID:77459
Owner:TSS Tier 2 .Group:Northwestern
Created:2017-10-18 13:04 CSTUpdated:2019-04-02 13:44 CST
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