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  • Resolved Susan Warren

    (@susan-warren)


    All the links in my RSS feed look like this:
    http://www.example.com/rss-news-feed-test-post/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss-news-feed-test-post

    rather than like this:
    http://www.example.com/rss-news-feed-test-post/

    This is true for both pages and posts. Both pages and posts have the same permalink structure, which is http://www.example.com/%postname%

    The “utm” links are in the direct WP feed and they follow through to Feedburner as well.

    I’ve never seen this before and don’t have a clue why it would be happening, so I’d really appreciate any help and feedback you can give.

    Thanks…

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  • Can you replicate the problem using the default Twenty Fourteen theme with all plugins deactivated?

    I found the problem! The utm code comes from the Google Analytics plugin. I deactivated the plugin and the utm disappeared. I remembered that ‘utm’ stood for Urchin tracking, and Google bought out Urchin a few years ago, so I went for the Google Analytics plugin and found the culprit.

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