Custom Addthis Social Media Sharing Buttons for Shopify (for free)

The process is:

  1. Create a Google Analtyics account and get your site ID
  2. Sign-up to Addthis and get your profile ID
  3. Sign-up to Bitly for URL shortening on Tweets (and get your API username and key)
  4. Add the Shopify Theme settings to your settings_schema.js
  5. Add the javascript to your Shopify theme layout file
  6. Add HTML for sharing buttons to your Shopify pages
  7. Add custom icon font and CSS to style your buttons
  8. Configure the Addthis Custom HTML Email Template
  9. Create a Facebook App and add the id to the settings

Addthis theme settings

Add this code to your Shopify settings_schema.json then click on “customise theme” to enter the right values.

  {
    "name": "Addthis Sharing Settings",
    "settings": [
      {
        "type": "checkbox",
        "id": "addthis_use",
        "label": "Use Addthis?"
      },
      {
        "type": "text",
        "id": "addthis_id",
        "label": "AddThis ID"
      },
      {
        "type": "text",
        "id": "google_analytics_id",
        "label": "Google Analytics ID"
      },
      {
        "type": "text",
        "id": "addthis_twitter_id",
        "label": "Twitter name"
      },
      {
        "type": "text",
        "id": "addthis_twitter_string",
        "label": "Twitter string",
        "default": "*title* Coming Soon. #signup #exclusiveaccess"
      },
      {
        "type": "checkbox",
        "id": "addthis_bitly_use",
        "label": "Use Bitly?"
      },
      {
        "type": "checkbox",
        "id": "addthis_email_template_use",
        "label": "Use custom email template?"
      },
      {
        "type": "text",
        "id": "addthis_email_template_name",
        "label": "Add this email template name",
        "default": "product_template"
      },
      {
        "type": "text",
        "id": "addthis_facebook_app_id",
        "label": "Facebook App ID"
      },
      {
        "type": "text",
        "id": "addthis_facebook_redirect_url",
        "label": "Facebook Redirect URL"
      }
    ]
  }

Addthis Javascript

Create a new snippet called “addthis.liquid” and add it to the end of your theme (before end of body tags) using {% include ‘addthis’ %}

{% if settings.addthis_use %}
<script>
  jQuery(function($) {
    initAddThis();
    jQuery('.sharenulify').on('click', function (e) {
      return false;
    });
  });
  function initAddThis() 
  {
    if ( typeof( window[ 'addthis' ] ) != "undefined" ) {
      addthis.init()
    } 
  }
</script> 

{% capture addthis_title %}{% endcapture %}
{% capture addthis_description %}{% endcapture %}
{% capture addthis_image %}{% endcapture %}
{% if template contains 'product' %}
  {% capture addthis_title %}{{ product.title | strip_html | escape }}{% endcapture %}
  {% capture addthis_description %}{{ product.description | strip_html | strip_newlines | truncatewords: 30, '' | escape }}{% endcapture %}
  {% capture addthis_image %}https:{{ product.featured_image | img_url: 'large' }}{% endcapture %}
{% elsif template contains 'article' %}
  {% capture addthis_title %}{{ article.title | strip_html | escape }}{% endcapture %}
  {% capture addthis_description %}{{ article.excerpt_or_content | strip_html | strip_newlines | truncatewords: 30, '' | escape }}{% endcapture %}
  {% if article.image %}
    {% capture addthis_image %}https:{{ article.image.src | img_url: 'large' }}{% endcapture %}
  {% endif %}
{% elsif template contains 'page' %}
  {% capture addthis_title %}{{ page.title | strip_html | escape }}{% endcapture %}
  {% capture addthis_description %}{{ page.content | strip_html | strip_newlines | truncatewords: 30, '' | escape }}{% endcapture %}
  {% assign img_tag = '<' | append: 'img' %}
  {% if page.content contains img_tag %}
    {% assign src = page.content | split: 'src="' %}
    {% assign src = src[1] | split: '"' | first | remove: 'https:' | remove: 'http:' | replace: '_small.', '_large.' %}
    {% capture addthis_image %}https:{{ src }}{% endcapture %}
  {% endif %}
{% else %}
  {% capture addthis_title %}{{ page_title | escape }}{% endcapture %}
  {% if page_description %}{% capture addthis_description %}{{ page_description | escape }}{% endcapture %}{% endif %}
{% endif %}

{% capture addthis_twitter_string_calculated %}{{ settings.addthis_twitter_string | replace: '*title*', addthis_title }}{% endcapture %}  
<script type="text/javascript">
  var addthis_config = {
    {% if settings.google_analytics_id.size > 0 %}
    data_ga_property: '{{ settings.google_analytics_id }}',
    data_ga_social : true,
    {% endif %}
    "data_track_addressbar":false,
    ui_use_css : true,
    image_include: "at_include",
    image_exclude: "at_exclude"
  };
  addthis_share = {
    {% if settings.addthis_bitly_use %}
    url_transforms : {
      shorten: {
        twitter: 'bitly',
        facebook: 'bitly'
      }
    }, 
    shorteners : {
      bitly : {} 
    },
    {% endif %}
    url: "{{ canonical_url }}",
    title: "{{ addthis_title }}",
    description: "{{ addthis_description }}",
    passthrough : {
      twitter: {
        {% if settings.addthis_twitter_id.size > 0 %}via: "{{ settings.addthis_twitter_id }}",{% endif %}
        text: "{{ addthis_twitter_string_calculated }}"
      }{% if settings.addthis_facebook_app_id.size > 0 %},
      facebook: {
        app_id: '{{ settings.addthis_facebook_app_id }}',
        redirect_uri: '{{ settings.addthis_facebook_redirect_url }}',
      }{% endif %}
    }
    {% if settings.addthis_email_template_use and addthis_image.size > 0 %},
    email_template: "{{ settings.addthis_email_template_name }}",
    email_vars: { 
      thisTitle: "{{ addthis_title }}" ,
      thisDescription: "{{ addthis_description }}", 
      thisImage: "{{ addthis_image }}" ,
    }
    {% endif %}
  }
</script>        
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid={{ settings.addthis_id }}" async="async"></script>
{% endif %}

HTML for share buttons

Create a new snippet called “addthis-share-buttons.liquid” and add it on any page you like using {% include ‘addthis-share-buttons’ %}

<div class="product-share">
  <a class="product-share-button" href="#">Share</a>
  <div class="share">
    <ul>
      <li><a class="tooltip sharebutton addthis_button_facebook" id="share_facebook" title="Share {{ mysharetitle }} on Facebook"><i class="fa fa-facebook"></i></a></li>
      <li><a class="tooltip sharebutton addthis_button_twitter" id="share_twitter" title="Share {{ mysharetitle }} on Twitter"><i class="fa fa-twitter"></i></a></li>
      <li><a class="tooltip sharebutton addthis_button_tumblr" id="share_tumblr" title="Share {{ mysharetitle }} on Tumblr"><i class="fa fa-tumblr"></i></a></li>
      <li><a class="tooltip sharebutton sharenulify addthis_button_pinterest_share" id="share_pinterest" title="Share {{ mysharetitle }} on Pinterest"><i class="fa fa-pinterest"></i></a></li>
      <li><a class="tooltip sharebutton addthis_button_email" id="share_email" title="Send  {{ mysharetitle }} to a friend by Email"><i class="fa fa-envelope-o"></i></a></li>
      <li><a class="tooltip sharebutton addthis_button_compact" id="share_other" title="More share options"><i class="fa fa-bookmark"></i></a></li>
    </ul>
  </div>
</div>

Use CSS to style your buttons

For Fontawesome icons, remember to add the font css to your theme file.

.product-share-button, .share { display:inline-block; }
.share ul { display:inline-block; list-style:none; margin:0; padding:0; }
.share li {  margin:0; padding:0; display:inline-block; }
.share li a { display:inline-block; margin:0; padding:10px; font-size:18px; line-height: 38px;}