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Facebook Post Adds Characters into String Query

Who can use this feature?

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Overview

Facebook can add characters to string queries on posts. We have a workaround available to help get your redirects working properly.

There are two properties that help workaround this issue:

  • Retain Query String: Controls whether query string parameters will be carried over to the From URL
  • Match Query String: Controls whether the redirect will require the query string to match

Important Notes

  • If the Link To has a URL with a Query String, do not enable Retain Query String.
  • If a URL Does Not Have a Query String, enable Retain Query String.
  • Regardless of whether or not your URL has a Query String, always disable Match Query String.
  • The Query String is the ?Command=Something; for example, .aspx?AMID=112

Instructions 

  1. Navigate to Modules > Site Tools > Redirects
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  2. Select the Category your Redirect is in
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  3. Locate your Redirect and click Actions
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  4. Select Modify
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  5. Under Additional Details, disable Retain Query String and Match Query String
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    • Note: If the Link To has a URL with a Query String, do not enable Retain Query String.
  6. Select Save Changes at the top of the page
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  7. Add to Facebook as normal



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