YooSocial Documentation

YooSocial is a Joomla content plugin that enables your users to bookmark articles over social networks. This plugin is available for Joomla 1.5, 2.5 and Joomla 3.

Note: Joomla 3 Plugin version is responsive.


Go to Extensions > Extensions Manager > Select plg_yoosocial zip file and click the Install button. Once this is done, go to Extensions > Plugins Manager and enable YooSocial plugin

Plugin settings

YooSocial plugin settings YooSocial plugin settings

Show on Top
Whether or not YooSocial will display social bookmarks right after Joomla article title.
Show on Bottom
Whether or not YooSocial will display social bookmarks right at the very end of Joomla article title
An optional HTML text displayed before social bookmarks
Enable/Disable sharing on Facebook
Enable/Disable sharing on Pinterest
Enable/Disable sharing on Twitter
Google +1
Enable/Disable sharing on Google +1
Linked In
Enable/Disable sharing on Linked In
Enable/Disable sharing on Delicious
Digg this
Enable/Disable sharing on Digg this
Enable/Disable sharing on Reddit
Enable/Disable sharing on StumbleUpon
Enable/Disable sharing on MySpace
YooSocial will NOT be displayed on articles of selected categories

How do I use plugin?

First, you need to make sure that plugin is enabled. Extensions > Plugins > Search for YooSocial plugin and enable it.

Once this step is done, you have two options:

  • Use the {yoosocial} syntax directly in your Joomla articles.
  • Enable the show on top/show on bottom option(s) and optionnally exclude categories

How can I modify the way bookmarks are displayed?

YooSocial main file is located under /plugins/content/yoosocial/yoosocial.php. Basic PHP knowledge is sufficient to reorder social icons display.

Plugin snapshot

You can see below an example of YooSocial output.


See YooSocial in action

  • Thursday, 17 April 2014

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