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[resolved] Do Not Track Me - Twitter Badge (7 posts)

  1. square_eyes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why does this plugin need to install the tracking twitter badge?

    <script type='text/javascript' src='http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js?ver=1.0.0'></script>

    I proudly have no tracking on my site and just noticed this after an alert from Do Not Track me.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/twitter-widget-pro/

  2. Aaron D. Campbell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's used for the intents buttons (reply, retweet, favorite): https://dev.twitter.com/docs/intents

    It's also used for the follow button: https://dev.twitter.com/docs/follow-button

  3. square_eyes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK cool, I didn't know this plugin brought through the tracking. A slight deal breaker for me. What are the chances I can cut the ties so that Twitter doesn't track my visitors?

  4. Aaron D. Campbell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you uncheck the box in the widget labelled "Show Tweet Intents (reply, retweet, favorite)" and then click save, it should turn off intents and not enqueue that script. If there is even a single widget on the page with intents on though, the file will be loaded.

  5. square_eyes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, but it doesn't seem to. And with only one feed on my home page I'm not sure what to do. http://www.budgiecollective.com

  6. Aaron D. Campbell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Looks like I didn't mention that you also need to uncheck "Show Follow Link" (although I did mention the JS was used for that too). I just tested and if I have "Show Follow Link" unchecked and "Show Tweet Intents (reply, retweet, favorite)" unchecked, the js file from Twitter is not loaded. If you have both those unchecked and it's still loading, then something else is loading it.

  7. square_eyes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Got it thanks:) Much appreciated.

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