Because of the way AddThis works, it can be tricky to use the AddThis sharing widget within sections of a page that are dynamically vloaded via AJAX. The main trick they suggest in their forum is to re-initialize the script after you’ve dynamically added or modified an AddThis widget. This can be done with a method like this:
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Now…when you’re using jQuery Mobile, you are very likely loading each page via AJAX instead of a full page request. This is the default behavior. Say you have a series of photos, and each click of a NEXT or PREV button slides in the next/prev photo in a series, as a full page dislay with AddThis buttons. You will need to reload AddThis every time a new page comes in to view.
You also have to be careful not to reload AddThis for every page being rendered. If you are using jQuery Mobile’s page prefetching, you could get quite a few reloads per page this way. You might also miss a necessary reload of AddThis when the user clicks the BACK button, or transitions to an already-cached page.
Fortunately jQuery Mobile gives an easy event to bind to that gives us just the right hook:
pageshow. This event is triggered when the transition animation has completed for a transition from one page to another. Just the right time to reload AddThis. Put this all together and you get:
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