How to Install ShareThis on Joomla

ShareThis provides plugin and module for Joomla.

Publishers may choose the following button styles:

  1. Large Icons
  2. Horizontal Count
  3. Vertical Count
  4. Classic
  5. Regular Buttons
  6. Regular Button No-Text
  7. Buttons

Prerequisites to install ShareThis plugin and module :
Recommended Joomla 3.x and above (it will work for older versions as well)

Module Installation for Joomla


Please find below the step by step installation guide for ShareThis plugin

  1. Download ShareThis widget Module for Joomla

  2. From your Joomla! Administration screen, select Extensions > Extension Managerstep_m32-2

  3. Extension Manager Window will open on a page then click “Browse” button and select your downloaded file for ShareThis Plugin (.zip version).
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  4. Click “Upload & Install”. You should see the following message: “Installing module was successful.”step_m32-4

  5. Click “Upload & Install”. You should see the following message: “Installing module was successful.”step_m32-5

  6. Select Extensions > Module Manager
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  7. Locate the “ShareThis” module in the list and make sure that it is enabled. You should see a green checkmark under the “status” column.
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  8. To customize the ShareThis module, click the “ShareThis” module name. Check that Status setting is set to “Published”.
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  9. Under Basic Options, choose Button Style. 
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  10. Under Advanced Options, choose the social channels you want to display and don’t forget to enable CopyNShare. After selecting your preferred options click on “Save and Close.”.

  11. You are done. Don’t forget to check your page to make sure that the ShareThis widget shows up.step_m32-10

Plugin Installation for Joomla


Please find below the step by step installation guide for ShareThis plugin

  1. Download ShareThis Plugin for Joomla
  2. From your Joomla! Administration screen, select Extensions > Extension Manager step_p32-2

  3. Under “Upload Package File”, select “Choose File” and select the ShareThis Widget Plugin file. step_p32-3

  4. Click “Upload & Install”. You should see the following message: “Installing plugin was successful”.
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  5. Go to Extensions >Plugin Manager
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  6. Locate the “ShareThis” plugin in the list and make sure that it is enabled.You should see a green checkmark under the “Status” column .
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  7. To customize the ShareThis plugin, click the ShareThis plugin name. Check that the Enabled setting is set to “Enabled”.
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  8. Under Basic Options, choose Button Style. 
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  9. Under Advanced Options, choose the social channels you want to display and don’t forget to enable CopyNShare. After selecting your preferred options click on “Save and Close”.

  10. Next, go to Content->Article Manager->Add New Article
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  11. Article edit page will open. Enter Title, Category and other options you prefer. step_p32-11

  12. Under Publishing Options, Select Created date, Start Publishing date and Finish Publishing date. When complete, click “Save and Close”.
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  13. You are done!
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