Does your WordPress URL end with #sthash?

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ShareThis Wordpress Plugin

Do you find a weird suffix like #sthash (#sthash.NJk6gumQ.dpbs) in your WordPress powered website URL? Yes, you may be uncomfortable with this like I was in the beginning. Even search engines might cache this wired suffix in your URL. But, there’s nothing to worry at all. You can easily fix it.

ShareThis WordPress Plugin

Let me explain this for you. It is caused by ShareThis plugin which you must have installed on your website to allow your visitors share your posts and pages with all those social media websites like, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google Plus etc. While configuring the options in the plugin settings area, you must have enabled ‘Measure copy & shares of your site’s URLs’. Just uncheck this option by logging into your WordPress Admin area and heading to the ShareThis plugin settings.  You will see something like the below screen:

ShareThis Options

ShareThis Options

 

Make sure that you have unchecked the highlighted option above. Now, save the settings and open the front page of your website. Do you see something like #sthash in the URL now. No, you don’t. There you go, you just fixed it to your choice.

  • http://hudmedia.com Craig Cole

    I noticed the suffix today and after reading your post remembered that I’d updated some ShareThis settings yesterday. Initially I was worried that my site had been infected. Thanks for posting this, it’s put my mind at rest!

    • http://www.wpoye.com Ratan Jha

      I am happy it helped you Craig. Thanks

  • http://www.ThePsychFiles.com Michael Britt

    I have noticed this crazy suffix twice and this article has really helped. I forgot the second time why it happened the first time and I returned to this post which helped me fix it. Thank you so much for this post!

  • http://www.mjaustin.com Miranda

    Thanks for this! After I noticed this odd code I figured it was caused by ShareThis because of the “st” (having just installed it the widget yesterday) but I was worried the unsightly suffix was going to be required for the widget to function (which basically would mean I’d need to find a new social sharing plugin). It’s nice to know it can be removed easily just by disabling some of the extra options.

  • john

    Thanks i had this problem and you have sloved it quickly and to the point.

  • http://walltrue.com/ subbu

    Thanks, I fixed this for my website.

  • John

    i have that sthash, but i installed this other plugin wp socializer, and since it is another plugin, i cant find that section to unenable those options, any ideas??

  • http://www.ilovefutanari.com ILoveFutanari

    What if I leave it on? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of doing that?

  • http://gravatar.com/expertosenpensiones Guillermo

    Gracias por tu ayuda, me fue de mucha utilidad

  • http://gravatar.com/moizlak moizlak

    Thanks Ratan . . It helped a lot

    • http://www.wpoye.com Ratan Jha

      I am glad @moizlak it helped you.

  • adsmaster

    Thanks!!! :)

  • http://www.starrguide.com/ Jay Hee Seo

    Thanks :]

  • http://www.thethoughtcoach.com/ Steven Blake

    Brilliant, thanks for sharing.

  • Maria GDezigns

    and how do i fix it, if this is on my site?

  • Gk

    Thanks for the help :)