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Shares lost after URL redirect (3 posts)

  1. Ashley Faulkes
    Posted 10 months ago #

    This is not a problem with DiggDigg so much as a question on where in the code to make a change.

    After changing my permalink structure and putting 301 redirects in htaccess file, the share counters for DiggDigg are back to zero - the shares are only counted on the old URL obviously

    There are some posts on how to fix this, but I can't find the place in the current DiggDigg code where I could put a universal fix for this to change the URL being sent to the social media sites for the share count.

    Any help would be appreciateed


  2. Per Soderlind
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Here's a hack I made:

    function get_soderlind_permalink($permalink, $post, $leavename) {
      // Code from: http://encosia.com/preserving-social-sharing-counters-through-a-url-change/
      // Old permalink: /archives/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/
      // New permalink: /%postname%/
      //  Changed URL structure from /archives/yyyy/mm/dd/slug to /slug on
      //  1/12/2013. This ensures older posts still present the old URLs
      //  to Digg Digg so that share counts are maintained.
    	// only run when get_permalink is called from dd_hook_wp_content
    	if ( function_exists('wp_debug_backtrace_summary') && stristr(wp_debug_backtrace_summary(), 'dd_hook_wp_content') !== FALSE) {
      		$url_change_date = strtotime( "12.1.2013" ); // use a date format strtotime understands. see notes at http://php.net/manual/en/function.strtotime.php
      		$post_date = strtotime( get_the_date( ) );
    		if ( $post_date < $url_change_date ) {
    			$url_date_prefix = sprintf("/archives/%s/%s/%s", date( "Y", $post_date ),  date( "m", $post_date ), date( "d", $post_date ));
    			$permalink = str_replace( site_url(), site_url() . $url_date_prefix, $permalink );
    	return $permalink;
    add_filter( 'post_link','get_soderlind_permalink', 20, 3 )
  3. Per Soderlind
    Posted 10 months ago #


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