Will I lose my share count if I change plugins?
There are many plugins available that allow you to display your social shares on pages and posts. We recommend Social Pug, Scriptless Social Sharing, Sassy Social Share or Jetpack, but you may be using Monarch or Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress. If you would like to change from one of these plugins to another, the share count should not be affected.
Share counts are based the URL of the post, so as long as you don't change the URL (i.e. the slug or the domain, or add a SSL certificate), your share counts will stay intact. However, if you have upgraded to HTTPS and your exisiting plugin has retained share counts from the HTTP version of your site, you may see a change.
Will moving to https affect my share counts?
There have been reports of social share counts on some sites being affected when an SSL certificate is installed. This is because social sites see the http and https versions of websites as two completely different sites. Some social share plugins do ...
Banned and naughty plugins: Does Performance Foundry ban plugins?
Does Performance Foundry ban plugins? Yes, there are a very small number of plugins that are on a "hard ban" list. These are mainly plugins that duplicate services that run directly on our servers, or have been evaluated as causing serious security ...
How do I change my domain registrar?
A domain name registrar is a company that manages the registration of domain names (the address where visitors go to visit your website). It's very important to keep your domain registration up to date, because if you don't, you could lose access to ...
Plugins we install (and some we uninstall)
All sites hosted by Performance Foundry have the following plugins installed: Foundry Anvil: This plugin has a variety of tools to secure and speed up your site. See more about this here. Kraken.io Image Optimizer Allows you to optimize and resize ...
Some of my blog post titles are long -- will that affect my SEO?
No, you won't be penalised for having too long a title, even if you get a warning in your WordPress editor. SEO plugins will give a warning on long titles because Google will truncate it after a certain number of characters and your whole title won't ...