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[Resolved] Zombie-like #sthash extension persists, even though I deleted ShareThis!

  • I’m at my wits end! I’m hoping someone here will be able to help me out, because the people who made the plugin have not so far.

    As many people have experienced, the ShareThis plugin adds an annoying URL extension after you copy and paste a block of text from your site. Like this:

    See more at: http://escapeadulthood.com/blog/posts#sthash.wU8qzd21.dpuf

    My problem is that even though I’ve completely deleted the plain from my installation, the extension still shows up when I copy and paste things. Ugh!

    Does anyone have a clue as to why this continues to persist is such a zombie-like fashion. I. Can’t. Kill. It.

    Please help!
    Jason

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  • Moderator kmessinger

    @kmessinger

    Exactly where is this extension?

    If you go to my site: http://escapeadulthood.com/blog/

    and select a chunk of text, and then paste it somewhere, a URL is appended to the end of the text block, like this:

    Welcome! We shake you warmly by the hand and invite you to take off your shoes, pull up a bean bag chair and stay awhile. This is a place where you can escape the vile clutches of Adultitis, be inspired to break rules that don’t exist, and let your inner child run free. – See more at: http://escapeadulthood.com/blog/#sthash.Qub1sBgQ.dpuf

    Thanks in advance for any insight you might have on this!

    Jason

    Moderator kmessinger

    @kmessinger

    So I can view the source code of my site and I DO see this line of script:

    <script type=’text/javascript’ src=’http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js?ver=3.7.1′></script>

    However, I have NO idea where that’s coming from. I don’t know where to look in my WordPress environment to find where that line is being sent from…

    Any thoughts?

    Jason

    Looks like it’s on every page of my site…just don’t know where it’s coming from…

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Did you read the page at the link posted above?

    Yep, but unless I’m missing something, it’s not telling me where to delete the code in WordPress. (I don’t recall ever manually entering the custom buttons, so I don’t know where this bit of code is coming from to be able to remove it.)

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    You need to look for the relevant code in your theme’s template files.

    Damn. I’m using Genesis with fabric8ted as my theme…and I don’t see that line of code ANYWHERE in those files.

    I have the Theme Test Drive plugin enabled, and I did a test while running the Twenty Thirteen theme, and i still got the ShareThis code at the end of my copy and pasted text, which seems to indicate that it doesn’t have anything to do with the theme I’m using. It must be somewhere else…but where?

    (Pulling hair out now πŸ™‚

    Huzzah! I think I got it. Did a search on my computer for any files that had “w.sharethis.com” in it and came across a file “dd-helper.php” that’s actually a part of the DiggDigg plugin.

    I do not have that plugin installed on the site in question, but it was activated in my multi-site network. I network deactivated DiggDigg and all appears to be well.

    Weird.

    Thanks for all your help!

    Jason

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Excellent! Glad to hear that you got it sorted. πŸ™‚

    This same thing is happening to me πŸ™ But you sound way…WAY…more techy than I am. So if you could please, really dumb down and type slowly πŸ™‚ how to fix this problem. I already deleted the tracking code from my site. Thanks for any help you can offer!

    http://thehealthyhen.com

    See if you have the Digg Digg plugin activated anywhere on your site. If so, deactivate it. Unfortunately, that’s all I can help with, because that was the offending plugin for me.

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