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Republication Tracker Tool


A plugin that allows users to add a widget to allow readers to easily acquire Creative-Commons-licensed HTML of articles to facilitate embedding posts on external sites. Includes a tracking mechanism similar to ProPublica’s PixelPing. Built and maintained by INN Labs.


  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the widget to your per-post sidebars. It doesn’t work outside of single post pages.


How does the tracking mechanism work?

The tracking mechanism is similiar to ProPublica’s PixelPing tracking technology.

In this plugin, the tracking is achieved through an image element included inside of the republishable content that collects data from the republishing site and sends that data to Google Analytics.


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Contributors & Developers

“Republication Tracker Tool” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Sets a default width for the site icon that is displayed at the bottom of republished articles. Previously it did not have a width set which was causing some sites to experience larger than expected images at the end of their republished articles.
  • Added the new republication_tracker_tool_allowed_tags_excerpt filter which allows developers to choose what tags to allow and exclude from their shareable content. The only tags that are now excluded by default are form tags. Read more about it here.
  • Added the ability to toggle the Republication sharing widget on or off for individual posts.
  • Added the new hide_republication_widget filter which allows developers to programatically hide the Republication sharing widget on specific posts, categories, tags, etc. Read more about it here.


  • Changes the way we fire the pixel. Instead of firing it at /wp-content/plugins/republication-tracker-tool/?query_params, we’ll now fire it at*?query_params. This should be backwards compatible so sites experiencing the 403 issue in their republished posts should have the issue resolved once updated.
  • Updates the modal_actions function to use .html() instead of .text() when copying the content into the sharable modal so that the pixel &’s don’t get encoded into & and cause issues if pasted into a CMS that doesn’t automatically decode html entities.


  • Initial release