ShareThisBar Plugin for Joomla (TM) 1.5 1.6 1.7 and 2.5

The FREE ExtensionsHub's share bar - social media plugin for Joomla!™ enable your web site users to easily share your content and consequently boost your site promotion.

Joomla social plugin - ShareThisBar is the sidebar social media widget with the social media share buttons incorporated which scrolls on the either side of the page main content, being always easily visible to the your site users.

ShareThisBar Plugin for Joomla

It is very important where you position the social media share buttons, therefore the ShareThisBar social media plugin for Joomla puts them in an obvious place, always in line with the eye of the user; otherwise your content won’t get shared.

You can activate the transition effects for the ShareThisBar which can additionally attract the users attention.

There are versions of the ShareThisBar social media plugin for Joomla, versions: 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5; which you can download(zip files) by clicking on the links that represent adequate Joomla version, positioned on the plugin's download page.

This is the FREE social media extension for Joomla and like all the Joomla extensions have the GPL license which is included in the text file: LICENSE.txt, which accompanies the program and xml file in the plugin zip archive file.

Main features of the ShareThisBar social media plugin for Joomla:

  • Displays social media buttons in a floating sidebar for easily sharing your website content on the popular social networks : Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Buffer, Delicious, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Digg, Technorati and Tumblr.
  • You can add up to three custom social media buttons which haven't been initially included into the ShareThisBar.
  • Social media extension uses MooTools, the Joomla native JavaScript library. You don’t need other libraries, which only add weight on your pages sizes and consequently increases their download times and influence bad on your site pages optimization.
  • Displays the social media buttons in any order you like. Easy social media button selection and button sorting (check a button and drag it to the new position).
  • You can easily select one of the four predefined ShareThisBar styles, with a click on the preferred style.
  • Custom ShareThisBar style. You can modify the predefined style after you have selected one or enter your unique css style.
  • You have possibility to exclude/include the bar show up from/into selected menus or entered URIs, which belong to your web site.
  • Show one of the predefined messages(e.g. "Please Share") to your web site users, which could have positive impact on your content sharing results.
  • You can set up the minimum screen width for which the ShareThisBar will show up. This makes it possible to hide the bar for the smaller screens.
  • Choose the ShareThisBar plugin manager language. Currently there are only translations for en-GB and sr-YU.
  • The ShareThisBar can be positioned on the left or right hand side of the screen.
  • Very easily you can enable the Google Analytics for your social sharing buttons(if you already have the Google Analytics code on your site). Simply click Yes on that plugin option. Nowdays It is very important that you can track the clicks on the social buttons.
  • You can delay show up of the social sharing buttons until all are ready for display on the screen. This option has purpose to avoid a cascading effect on rendering of the social sharing buttons on the screen.
  • You can choose the various transition effects for the ShareThisBar transition from one to another vertical position on the screen and you can change the transition duration.
  • For the Facebook Like button it is possible to enter its width, so phrase Like for various languages, which is longer then english word Like, can fit nicely the size of the ShareThisBar.
  • The Facebook like button works without the Facebook api key, but there is a plugin parameter where you can enter one if you need to.
  • It is possible to enter the Facebook og:image parameter as the plugin parameter, so your choosen picture(e.g. your logo) can appear on your fan Wall when she likes your web page, which is very important for the promotion of the web page.
  • You can activate the option to include xml schemas: xmlns:fb and xmlns:og; for Facebook.
  • You can enter the href parameter for every social sharing button, if you don’t want users to like the actual page they see at the moment but some other page.
  • The link to the site, in the bottom of the ShareThisBar widget, can be easily removed through the plugin option in the plugin manager. But if you found this plugin useful I would be very grateful to You to let it stay on the ShareThisBar. This way you are helping and support this work. Thank You very much.


The plugin instalation and tweaking is very simple. Below is the article list which contains the headings of the installation instructions articles for the Joomla version 1.5 and the Joomla versions 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5, separately.

Also there are links to the plugin's tweaking instructions and to the plugin's download page.

Links for plugin's downloads are at the separate download page.

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