Tagged: Facebook shares
- November 30, 2017 at 5:51 pm #64721
I have switched to SSL at the start of September (my site “unacosaallavolta.it” is hosted at Siteground) using the Siteground plugin “SG optimizer” which has a “HTTPS config” option.
Everything was apparently working fine, until I realized to my big surprise that I had “lost” the count of FB shares (shown by JetPack sharing buttons) on the “pre-SSL” part.
I guess you know all too well what I’m talking about.
After googling around, I switched off the “SG optimizer” plugin and installed your free “Really Simple SSL” plugin. A couple of days ago I finally bought and activated your “Really Simple SSL social” plugin, but I still can’t see the old http shares.
I’m quite sure there’s some hopefully easy config error somewhere, but since I’m rather new to all this, I can’t find it myself and really need to be guided.
For example, the SSL test page is empty, apart from the text:
This page is for testing ssl functionality. #SSL TEST PAGE#
Here’s the debug content from the plugin settings:
Options: * WordPress redirect * Mixed content fixer SERVER: apache SSL is enabled for this site ** Detecting configuration ** plugin version: 2.5.23 Already on SSL, start detecting configuration ssl type: LOADBALANCER ** Configuring SSL ** testing htaccess rules... test page url, enter in browser to check manually: https://unacosaallavolta.it/wp-content/plugins/really-simple-ssl/testssl/loadbalancer/ssl-test-page.html htaccess rules tested successfully. checking if .htaccess can or should be edited... .htaccess does not contain default Really Simple SSL redirect retrieving redirect rules converting siteurl and homeurl to https
Really looking forward hearing from you.
Cristina.November 30, 2017 at 8:05 pm #64740
If the shares are retrieved with anything like the default Facebook button the shares will usually recover, unless Facebook decides not to play along anymore. You can test this by with this simple script:
https://really-simple-ssl.com/test-shares.php. You should enter the http url.
You will see a Facebook button and an API frame. The button should return the same results as the Facebook API. If not, Facebook has started to return the https count even for a http request. In that case you can use the built in share buttons, which retrieve the shares directly trough the API, and are therefore more reliable.
In your case, the share tester seems to return the correct number. I also checked your websource of your site: the social recovery is active and you have enabled the og:url setting. Nonetheless your shares are not recovering.
As you mention JetPack, I’ve re-checked the code, and made some changes to the JetPack filters that might help in your case. Can you contact me directly so I can send you a beta release of this version?
As alternative you can use the built in sharing buttons in Really Simple Social, and customize the look and feel of the buttons to suit your needs.November 30, 2017 at 8:44 pm #64751
I’d like to contact you directly but I can’t find a Personal Messaging system here…
Don’t you already have my email?November 30, 2017 at 8:59 pm #64760
I’ll send you an email.November 30, 2017 at 9:17 pm #64764
Rogier, thanks a lot for your prompt reply and for your customization to the plugin filters!
I’ll keep my fingers crossed while waiting for it 😉
What worries me a bit is that I checked the “notify me of follow-up replies via email” from the start, but I didn’t get any…November 30, 2017 at 9:50 pm #64774
I sent you an email, but it returned as undeliverable. Apparently your email is not working at the moment. You can also send me an email directly: rogier (at) really-simple-ssl.comNovember 30, 2017 at 11:00 pm #64790
Done from my personal gmail account.December 1, 2017 at 12:01 am #64810
Ok, I’ve just checked and it was my fault: I made a typo while registering my account, there was an extra “a” in the mail address.
You can try again.
Sorry for not double checking this before.
Cristina.December 1, 2017 at 9:06 pm #64977
You have a new mail!