Opened 18 months ago

Closed 18 months ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#5350 closed defect (fixed)

Disable Jetpack FB sharing count updating feature

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by: Otto42
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: Site Keywords: performance privacy


Jetpack comes with a feature to dynamically update Facebook share counts for posts. It does this by making a request to (via sharing.min.js), which in turn triggers a request to Facebook. This runs on single posts and on post archives (once for each post).

The functionality comes with performance and privacy concerns, but more significantly, we're not actually using these counts in the template (since previous initiatives replaced social sharing buttons with completely static implementations).

As such, this feature should be disabled. This can be done by introducing the following filter to site(s):

add_filter( 'jetpack_sharing_counts', '__return_false' );

Change History (3)

#1 @Otto42
18 months ago

  • Owner set to Otto42
  • Status changed from new to accepted

#2 @Otto42
18 months ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

Added to a mu-plugin in [dotorg:16329].

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-privacy by garrett-eclipse. View the logs.

18 months ago

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