ExtensionsHub.com ShareThisBar plugin for Joomla!™ enable your web site users to easily share your content and consequently boost your site promotion.

This is a side bar widget with social sharing buttons incorporated which scrolls on side of the page main content, being always easily visible to the your site users.

It is very important where you put your social buttons, therefore ShareThisBar 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 transition effects for the ShareThisBar which can additionally attract users attention.

There are versions of the plugin for Joomla 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 here and at the bottom of this page.

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

Main features of the ShareThisBar Plugin for Joomla:

  • Display social media buttons for easily sharing your website content on popular social networks : Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
  • Plugin uses MooTools, Joomla native JavaScript library. You don’t need other libraries, which only add weight on your pages sizes and consequently increases their download time and influence bad on your site pages optimization.
  • Display social media buttons in any order you like.
  • Display social share buttons in a floating position based on offset from the div you choose, which serves as a reference for tunnig ShareThisBar position (Top or Bottom, Right or Left). ShareThisBar position can be fine-tuned in respect to chosen div coordinates.
  • ShareThisBar can be positioned on left or right hand side of the screen.
  • Very easily you can enable Google Analytics for your social sharing buttons( if you already have Google Analytics code on your site). Simply click Yes on that plugin option. Nowdays It is very important that you can track clicks on social buttons.
  • You can delay show up of social sharing buttons until all are ready for display on the screen. This option has purpose to avoid cascading effect on rendering of the social sharing buttons on the screen.
  • You can choose various transition effects for the ShareThisBar transition from one to another vertical position on the screen and you can change transition duration.
  • You can modify the ShareThisBar appearance by modifying its CSS styles : background color, border, corners(curved, angled), vertical and horizontal size. For the size of the ShareThisBar it is initially set up to calculate size before rendering social sharing buttons on the screen, depending on the size of the constituent elements.
  • 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.
  • Facebook like button works without Facebook api key, but there is a plugin parameter where you can enter one if you need to.
  • It is possible to enter Facebook og:image parameter as a plugin parameter, so your choosen picture(eg. logo) can appear on your fan Wall, which is very important for promotion of your web page.
  • You can activate option to include xmlns:fb and xmlns:og for Facebook.
  • You can enter href parameter for every social sharing button, if you don’t want users to like actual page they see at the moment but some other page.
  • You can choose the language for the social plugins, Facebook and Google Plus.
  • Link to site ExtensionsHub.com can be easily removed, but if you found this plugin useful I would be very grateful to let it stay on the ShareThisBar. This way you are helping and support this work.


Instalation is very simple. First I’ll explain the process for Joomla 1.5 and after that for Joomla 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5. See ...

Links for plugin download are at separate download page.