SE PHP - Add This

SocialEngine has AddThis integrated to help you grow your website and engage your members. With AddThis, your members will enjoy easy sharing to their friends or social profiles. This article will help you learn how to enable AddThis for your website.

Tools Needed for This Tutorial:

  • Site Admin Account, logged in to your SocialEngine website.
  • AddThis account.
  • AddThis “HTML Website” code from your AddThis account (more details below).

How to Get Your AddThis Code

  1. Log in to your Add This account.
  2. Choose “Share Buttons .”
  3. Select a tool type - we chose “inline.” Click “Continue.”
  4. Customize the tool how you want it and click “Save & Continue.”

How to Enable AddThis for Your Site

  1. Copy the code from the “HTML Website” tab.
  2. In your admin panel navigate to Settings > General Settings
  3. Paste the code in the “Social Share Block Code” input box:
  4. You now need to add the block where you want AddThis to show. Navigate to Appearance > Layout Editor.
  5. Select the page you want to add this to. For our article, we’ve chosen the “Album Photo View Page.”
  6. Drag the “Social Share” block to the left where you want it. Since we chose a vertical sidebar AddThis toolbar, it doesn’t matter exactly where we place the block.
  7. Click “Save Changes” to save the page.
  8. Do this for each page you want the share toolbar to appear on.
  9. Here’s how ours looks front end, based on the toolbar we chose.

Great work! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need further tutorials. Visit our community to have more interactions with us and other clients or third party developers. We’d love to see you there!