Saturday, December 3, 2011

How to add "AddThis" Social sharing button in phpBB Forum

How to add "AddThis" Social sharing button in phpBB Forum : 

Sharing on social networking sites are very good and traffic generating. There are many plugins that adds social sharing button in wordpress but its a bit hard to add social sharing buttons in phpBB bulletin board. Well, Here everything explained how to add these buttons to your forums.

1. Login to your phpBB Forum into Admin Account. or Login to Hosting account and open file manager.
2. Navigate to Forums > Styles > Your current Style > Template > Viewtopic_body.html
3. Open viewtopicbody.html and edit it.
4. Press CTRL+F and find the code below:

</span><br />{postrow.SIGNATURE}</div>
<div id="sig{postrow.POST_ID}" class="signature">{postrow.SIGNATURE}</div>

5. Add the code below right after the above code:
<!-- AddThis Button BEGIN -->
<div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style ">
<a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:layout="button_count"></a>
<a class="addthis_button_tweet"></a>
<a class="addthis_button_google_plusone" g:plusone:size="medium"></a>
<a class="addthis_counter addthis_pill_style"></a>
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<!-- AddThis Button END --> 

6. Login to your phpBB admin account and Purge the Cache under General tab.

That's all, You are done!

See the result of the action taken below : 

If you have questions, please let me know. :)


  1. Works perfect on my custom style"3.0.10", i had to use the second code and add: ahead of it but that was it.

  2. Add the ENDIF line, sry multiple post

  3. It is really working....TQ very much

  4. Thank you so really worked.......Thanks again

  5. would be very grateful if you could guide me on how to add similar facility(social sharing button) in bbpress forum.

  6. Thanks. I hope it will be also helpful for all bloggers.

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