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Broken Short URL (3 posts)

  1. Xcellence IT
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, on one of the site, we're using this plugin. However, while sharing a link using FB Share... a following short URL is generated...


    But, it is a broken URL, means it opens a page that is 404 not found. Not sure what is happening.

    It is happening on the following live site:

    Pls advise.


  2. DanClarkePro
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same problem here: "Winter Portfolio http://shar.es/Y4upD via @sharethis"

    That should link to http://www.attitudedesign.co.uk/2013/winter-portfolio/ but it's linking to http://www.freebooksource.com/?p=59152

    Obviously this is a big problem as you think you're sharing a link with your followers (in some case thousands) and it turns out it is going to the wrong website, not even related to the website it came from.

    I have a feeling this might(?) be to do with the URL that the plugin provides, for example:
    I think this should be the full URL.. that might fix the issue.

    Again, as the OP says this is also happening on our LIVE site: http://www.attitudedesign.co.uk/2013/winter-portfolio/

    I look forward to responses.

  3. sharethissupport
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, this is related to the "st_url" parameter. The url to be shared is specified in this parameter. Are you using a plug-in that integrates ShareThis plug-in or using a native ShareThis plug-in since this is working fine with native ShareThis plug-in. (Please note that ShareThis uses the_permalink function of WP to crawl the post URL).

    The ShareThis Support Team,
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