Earlier today I noticed that among the WordPress blogs I run, Technical Blogging was the only one that generated a random string of characters appended to the permalinks of my posts. It looked something like this:
My first assumption was that this was some sort of hash used by the WP Super Cache plugin, but even disabling that didn’t get rid of the issue. After investigating the code a bit, I was able to track the issue to a
Comparing the Add This settings of my various blogs, it immediately became clear that this annoyance was caused by having Track address bar shares checked. Unchecking that option got rid of the extra #. hash string.
Here are the full Add This settings I now use for this blog:
This enables Facebook, Twitter, Google+ counters within posts and pages, but not on the homepage or on other archives/categories.
Should you be experiencing this same problem, unchecking that particular setting, as you can see here, is all you need to do to remedy the issue.