Google +1 and Facebook 'Like' for ShareThis!

 

Google +1 for ShareThis is here! Give your users the sharing options they crave, all with ShareThis.

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve incorporated some of the hottest Web sharing options into our industry-leading sharing tools: Google +1, Facebook Like, as well as Drupal and Joomla plug-ins. We’ve received numerous requests from publishers for these, and today they’re available for free with some simple configuration steps that we’ve noted below.

You don’t need individual implementations to make sharing easy for your audience. You just need one – ShareThis. Below you’ll find the simple steps that allow you to incorporate each of these sharing options for your audience, quickly and easily.

Google +1
Now available on the ShareThis platform, +1 is Google’s biggest foot forward into the sharing arena. Your content is more likely to show up in Google’s own search results with +1 annotations when you let your visitors have an opportunity to “+1” your content. To add Google +1 to your sharing tools on your site, simply add one of the following snippets to your existing ShareThis button:

  • 1. Simple Google +1 Button:
  • 2. +1 with a vertical counter:
  • 3. +1 with a horizontal counter:
  • 4. Large +1 button:

 

Facebook Like
You can’t miss the iconic thumbs up when reading articles across the Web. And according to Mark Zuckerberg at a special event today, more than 4 billion ‘things’ are being shared everyday on Facebook. You can take advantage of this active sharing audience too, by allowing them to share your content right from your own site. Simply add one of the following snippets to your existing ShareThis button code to enable Facebook Like as part of your site’s sharing option:

  • 1. Simple Facebook Like button:
  • 2. Facebook Like with a vertical counter:
  • 3. Like with indication of friends that liked the same page:

NEW PLUGINS FOR OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITIES
Today we’re releasing two new plug-ins for our friends working with open source communities, available using the links below.
Drupal
ShareThis has been available for the Drupal community since 2008 when Rob Loach created a plugin for the community. We are now offering an upgraded plugin, developed by our own engineers, so that the tools available are on par with our most current platform.

Begin the Drupal download process here: http://drupal.org/project/sharethis

Joomla
ShareThis is now fully launched on the Joomla Extension Directory, and is called ‘ShareThis (Official)’. You can differentiate the most current version from older versions developed by volunteers by ensuring the word ‘Official’ appears in parentheses after ShareThis in the directory.

Download the extension called “ShareThis (Official)” from the Joomla Extension Directory here:

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/content-sharing/articles-sharing/17085

Got a cool implementation of the ShareThis widget that you want to share with us? Share it with us and we will consider adding it to our API gallery. Just email support@sharethis.com.

By, Tom Spano, Social Media Manager, ShareThis, Inc.

Follow us on Twitter: @ShareThis @TomSpano

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  1. Andy Stevens

    July 13, 2011

    Hey there Tom, this is such great news!!!

    When will the wordpress plugin will be updated with this options?

    Is there any reference guide I can follow to implement them manually using the ShareThis tools?

    thanks in advance!!

    • Andy Stevens

      July 21, 2011

      Angel, you should be good to go on all platforms with our Google+1 and Facebook ‘Like’ buttons now. Thanks!

  2. Andy Stevens

    July 15, 2011

    Why are the vertical count bubbles of Facebook Like and Google + not consistent (i.e. smaller in size than) with the other vertical count bubbles you offer (such as Twitter and Email vertical share buttons)?

    It doesn’t look very good when you put them next to each other. Can you explain?

    • Andy Stevens

      July 21, 2011

      Dan, we’re working on it. They should all align soon. Thanks!

  3. Andy Stevens

    August 12, 2011

    I agree with D, I would love to see the vertical count share buttons for the Facebook like and the google+1 all the same size. They look mix matched when all lined up! Otherwise – love it!

  4. Andy Stevens

    September 9, 2011

    Hi, i feel that i noticed you visited my blog thus i got here to ?return the favor?.I am trying to to find issues to enhance my web site!I assume its adequate to use a few of your concepts!!

  5. Andy Stevens

    September 24, 2011

    Hey Tom!

    Any update on that vertical count issue that D was talking about?

    The bubbles look really ugly when put next to the other buttions (fbshare, email, twitter, etc).

    • Andy Stevens

      October 14, 2011

      Dustin, how does everything look now? Keep me updated.

      Thanks,

      Tom

  6. Andy Stevens

    November 2, 2011

    Hi. Is there a way to get the FBLike button but without a count? Thanks

    • Andy Stevens

      November 3, 2011

      Facebook doesn’t offer the like button without a count, but to answer your question, yes, you can. You need to manipulate the html code div to hide the counter portion of the button and set the overflow to none, but if Facebook changes anything on their end it will probably mess up your button, so keep an eye on that. They do make changes from time to time.

  7. Andy Stevens

    November 13, 2011

    Really these widgets is helping us in ever sphere of online activities whether its a viewer or owner..Specially the FB and +1 button is most helpful..and the All in one share this.Easy to implement no coding at all….

  8. Andy Stevens

    November 19, 2011

    I wonder if there is any possibility for share this to add a google+ button besides of +1, google+ social network is growing, and will be imperative for us in the future

    • Andy Stevens

      December 19, 2011

      When using our Google+1 button, a window will pop up allowing you to post to your Google+ page. To engage to window, one must +1 the content from the ShareThis button.

  9. Andy Stevens

    January 6, 2012

    Is there a way to change the data-action for the “like” button? An example would be data-action=”recommend.”

    Thanks for the great service.

    • Andy Stevens

      January 25, 2012

      Unfortunately Nate, the “Like” button is a native button to Facebook and they do not allow any change of the graphic.

  10. Andy Stevens

    July 30, 2012

    Where is the “ShareThis (Official)” Joomla plugin zip file? It is not in the Joomla Extensions link provided above. The version in Joomla Extensions must be old, there is no Facebook Like or Google + buttons?

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