Customising the ‘Via’ in Tweet Button for AddThis WordPress Plugin

This one had me scratching my head for ages, and it was only some good investigation by @domsoar that found the answer, here: http://thenorthernedge.ca/blog/how-customize-addthis-for-your-website-or-blog-3559/.

The answer is to use a custom button and this sort of code:

 

<div class=”addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style “>

<a class=”addthis_button_facebook_like”></a>

<a class=”addthis_button_tweet” tw:via=”YOURHANDLE” tw:related=”YOURHANDLE ></a>

<a class=”addthis_button_google_plusone”></a>

<a class=”addthis_counter addthis_pill_style”></a>

</div>

The bit that actually fixes the ‘via’ reference in the Tweet is emboldened above. I had tried with the ‘via’ reference previously with no success, but the tw:related argument fixed it!

Hope this helps someone 🙂

 

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