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For use with Blogger blogs, but probably can easily be adapted to other template based platforms (e.g., WordPress).


Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 2.5

Required Skills[]

You should be able to edit and save your Blogger template file.

==Description== What does it do? This hack, through use of JavaScript, will add a dropdown AddThis button to each of your posts. AddThis is a free social bookmarking sharing tool that provides a one button for all functionality to your blog.


  • Open template file: on your dashboard, go to Layout | Edit HTML to open the template file.
  • Create a backup: click Download Full Template to download a backup copy before editing your template file (just in case).
  • Check Expand Widget Templates to see the full template.
  • Search for the following lines of code within the template (you will insert the AddThis code, i.e. the hack, right above these lines):

<div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-2'>
  • Insert the JavaScript code so that the result looks like this:
<!-- AddThis Bookmark Button BEGIN -->
<script type='text/javascript'>
  expr:addthis_url   = '<data:post.url/>';
  expr:addthis_title = '<data:post.title/>';
  expr:addthis_pub   = 'JOHNDOE';

<span style='float:right; display:inline;'>
  <script src='' type='text/javascript'/>
<!-- AddThis Bookmark Button END -->


<div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-2'>
You'll probably want to replace JOHNDOE (line 5) with your AddThis username. If you don't have an account, you can register to AddThis for free.
  • That's it! Just click Save Template and watch the result.

Modifications (optional)[]

When using the code as given here, the AddThis button will be placed in the post footer section, aligned to the right. Optionally, you can place the button in the post header section or elsewhere. Just paste the JavaScript code suitably. Remember to always make a backup of the template file prior to any changes! A broken template file can make your blog unusable and it's quite a mess to repair a template file manually.

Of course, you can change the float:right; statement (line 8) to float:center; or float:left; to align the button to the center or to the left, respectively.

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