Share recovery enables you to bring back old shares from Pinterest and Facebook (in most cases) after changing your permalink structure or domain.
Facebook recovery is currently only possible under certain conditions – while Social Warfare can usually recover them, we can’t guarantee it for every single site. Google Plus, LinkedIn, and Twitter shares cannot be recovered.
Activate Share Recovery
Turn this option on to enable share recovery and view the additional recovery options.
Previous URL Format
If you’ve changed your permalink structure, use the dropdown to select the previous structure. If this hasn’t changed, leave it as “Unchanged.”
Custom Permalink Format
If you used a custom permalink structure previously that isn’t offered in the dropdown, choose “custom” from the dropdown and enter it here in this type of format:
For a list of the acceptable parameters, please see the WordPress Codex.
Please note: Most people do not use a custom permalink format. Please check the dropdown for Previous URL Format before choosing this option, as we receive many support tickets from people who selected Custom when they actually need one of the other options.
Previous Connection Protocol
If you changed from http to https (or vice versa), use this dropdown to choose the old/former connection protocol. If this hasn’t changed, leave it set to “Unchanged.”
Previous Domain Prefix
If you’ve switched to or from using www, use this dropdown. If not, leave it set to “Unchanged.”
If you previously used a subdomain (such as blog.domain.com), enter the subdomain here without http or https. If not, leave it blank.
Former Domain and Current Domain
If you’ve changed your domain entirely, enter the “naked” domain here. Example:
Still need help?
For more details on share recovery, see this article that goes in-depth into setting up and using the feature.