Use Production URL in Shared Counts

You can modify what URL is used to find share counts, and what URL is shared when a share button is clicked.

This is useful when you’re building a website locally or in a staging environment and want to see the actual counts for the production (live) version of a post.

Add this to your theme’s functions.php file or a core functionality plugin, and change https://www.billerickson.net to your site’s URL.

<?php
/**
* Production URL
* @author Bill Erickson
* @link http://www.billerickson.net/code/use-production-url-in-shared-counts/
*
* @param string $url (optional), URL to convert to production.
* @return string $url, converted to production. Uses home_url() if no url provided
*
*/
function ea_production_url( $url = false ) {
$url = $url ? esc_url( $url ) : home_url();
$production = 'http://www.billerickson.net';
$url = str_replace( home_url(), $production, $url );
return esc_url( $url );
}
/**
* Use Production URL for Share Count API
* @author Bill Erickson
* @link http://www.billerickson.net/code/use-production-url-in-shared-counts/
*
* @param array $params, API parameters used when fetching share counts
* @return array
*/
function ea_production_url_share_count_api( $params ) {
$params['url'] = ea_production_url( $params['url'] );
return $params;
}
add_filter( 'shared_counts_api_params', 'ea_production_url_share_count_api' );
/**
* Use Production URL for Share Count link
* @author Bill Erickson
* @link http://www.billerickson.net/code/use-production-url-in-shared-counts/
*
* @param array $link, elements of the link
* @return array
*/
function ea_production_url_share_count_link( $link ) {
$link['link'] = ea_production_url( $link['link'] );
return $link;
}
add_filter( 'shared_counts_link', 'ea_production_url_share_count_link' );
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