Yes there are services like AddThis, ShareThis and AddToAny which work perfectly if you want visitors to share your entries. A lot of PivotX powered blogs use these unknown of the Sociable feature. Documentation is lacking a bit so I figured I help out - also because I figured out how to add Twitter functionality to this plugin (one of the few major networks that wasn't fully included in the code). Here we go!Why use Sociable?
It's easy. More importantly I stopped using AddThis in favor of [[sociable]] because you can easily integrate it on the FRONTPAGE for every entry!!!
For example with AddThis I could not get Facebook to understand which title, link to the exact entry and description to automatically fill in to make it extra easy for people to share your entries. It was not a problem to integrate it on an entrypage itself of course but if you don't have a 'read more' link on a certain post ('cause you just want to share a video i.e.) your users can't share that specific entry! Now they can with Sociable.How to get Sociable? (updated)
Get it from extensions.pivotx.net
. The current version includes support for Twitter.How to use Sociable
Once you have put the required files in PivotX > Extensions you can start using it by going to Extensions > Configure Extensions > Sociable. Here you can add a tagline, enable/disable all sharing links open in a new window and select which services to include on your site (ctrl + click if you want more then one). Simply add the [[sociable]] tag to one of your templates and you are done! Edit sociable.css to change the look and positioning of the icons etc.Can I edit the Twitter output?
Yes! I was suprised with this a bit but you can pretty much change it into anything you want. In the code you see 'url' => 'http://twitter.com/?status=Must+check:+%title%+%link%' and the output (text Twitter fills in auto) is: Must Check: %title of entry% %link to entry%. Change it to whatever you like it to read, just use + for every space you want.
You can also edit the output of other services but watch the syntax! For example Facebook uses 'sharer.php?' in it's link while Twitter works with '?status='.Live Demo
I use Sociable here
on both my frontpage and my entrypage. Notice that when you share one of my entries to Facebook it picks up the correct title and description of the entry.Suggestions + Extensions
More social networks and sharing sites will come and Sociable doesn't include every single one yet. If you desire a certain one or have added one yourself please drop it in this thread. The community will be grateful!