You may use a WordPress plugin that keeps count of your social shares. These days, most of them have the option of showing the number of shares or not, you may be one of those who want those share numbers displayed.
Switching Your Site From HTTP to HTTPS
This move is an important one to make and you may already have done so. If you are contemplating it, keep in mind that when you do make the switch, you will lose your social share numbers. It’s just the way it works.
But there is a solution.
Earlier I wrote this post about the Social Warfare plugin. Deep within it, I shared their solution to this problem. But I thought it important enough to single it out in a post of its own.
It’s pretty simple. In their advanced settings, you will find this:
You have the option to choose the Previous Connection Protocol.
Changing Your Permalink While Saving Your Social Share Numbers
This feature also works if you are changing your permalink. Typically I don’t recommend doing this unless you really have a reason or you are still in the process of building your site. Of course, the latter would have no effect on social share numbers as likely shares wouldn’t exist. But one scenario where you need to be careful with changing your permalink is this: if you have a lot of inbound links, they will be broken unless you set up redirects.
But if you do choose to do this, you can save your share numbers here:
They have documentation on their site to help you more with this change so you don’t screw things up.
That’s it. If you are making either of these changes and need to make sure those social count shares don’t go down the drain, check out the Social Warfare plugin.