Heads Up, You May Lose Social Shares

Last Update: Jan 4, 2017

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I just wanted to write a quick post here to anyone planning on making the jump to SSL (https). Google is putting greater emphasis on SSL and WA is now offering it for free. You can toggle it on or off in the Site Manager.

However, since your site (and pages) URL is effectively changed, your social share counts disappear. So far, my Twitter shares are still showing but all of my other shares are gone.

I haven't tried to recover them yet (this just happened tonight) but I found some articles saying that the Social Warfare plugin will do it. Maybe someone here has some experience with this.

I'm sorry, I don't have any specific instructions how to fix or prevent this... but I wanted to get this out there to let everyone know before they turn SSL on. (I'm not sure if turning it off will bring back the shares).

Anyway... all the best, and hopefully your shares (and hard work) are not lost.

Jay

Recent Comments

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Thanks for the heads up. I am going to ask Carson about this before I toggle the switch. Thanks again!

Hopefully it's just a quick fix.

Keep us posted.

Thanks for sharing.

Good to know.

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