ShareThisBar Plugin for Joomla 1.5 Installation Instructions

  1. Download the ShareThisBar Plugin for Joomla™ from our website, choose the adequate Joomla version, version 1.5.

  2. Login to the your Joomla site backend and click on the menu: Extensions > Install/Uninstall.

  3. On the submenu Install/Uninstall click on the Browse button and find the recently downloaded plugin zip file on your computer. After you have selected the plugin zip file click on the Upload File & Install button.

    If everything is ok, you should see this screen(Install Plugin Success):

  4. Select the submenu Plugin Manager under the menu Extensions.

  5. To easily find your new plugin, you can type ShareThisBar in the Filter field and click Go.

  6. Click on the Sytem - ShareThisBar plugin to open and modify the plugin configuration.

  7. First thing you must do when the plugin configuration page is opened is to enable the plugin.

  8. Secondly, in the Joomla 1.5, for the ShareThisBar Plugin to work properly, you must enable the mtupgrade plugin and position the ShareThisBar plugin to be below the mtupgrade plugin in the plugins page. So, click on the Save button to close the configuration page and go back on the plugins page. Remove the filter field text we have used earlier to find the ShareThisBar plugin and click on the Go button. Find you new plugin.

  9. Change the order of the ShareThisBar plugin in the plugin list; to be positioned below the existing and enabled Mootools Upgrade plugin. You can do this by repetitive clicking on the green down arrow in the row where the ShareThisBar plugin is positioned or by entering a number in the order box in the same row, that is higher than the number in the row containing the mtupgrade plugin(in this example that would be 9). After that, click on the picture, that represents diskette, next to the word Order that denotes the name of the column.

    This is how the order of the mentioned plugins should be:

  10. Now you can click on the ShareThisBar plugin to enter into the ShareThisBar plugin configuration page again and start tweaking its parameters.

    MPORTANT - Since plugin version 3.0, there is no more need to look for reference div for the ShareThisBar social media plugin for Joomla to work. Reference div plugin parameter is no longer needed. As soon as you install the ShareThisBar social plugin and enable it - it works. A few minor adjustments could be needed to tweak the ShareThisBar position correction parameters.

    DEPRECATED since plugin version 3.0: The Most important thing for the ShareThisBar plugin to show up is to choose the adequate reference DIV html page element, which id attribute you must enter into the Reference div id plugin parameter.

    It's not complicated but for this task we will need the browser add on, the Firebug(available for the Firefox. For the Google Chrome I'll explain separately).

    The articles explaining how to find the reference div and set the other plugin parameters are in the articles named:
    Finding reference div with Firefox browser
    Finding reference div with Google Chrome browser
    Tweaking ShareThisBar configuration options

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