Has WikiTree created a Template for the "sharing" URL?

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Has WikiTree created a Template for the Ancestry.com "sharing" URL?

Example:  https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/21675347?h=9854d0&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=copy-url

I can shorten the URL to this and it will work: https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/21675347?h=9854d0

But I was wondering if there is a Template such as:

{{Ancestry Sharing|21675347|9854d0}}
in WikiTree Tech by Tommy Buch G2G6 Pilot (264k points)

3 Answers

+9 votes
If not, there should be!
by Lois Tilton G2G6 Pilot (122k points)
I agree!
+6 votes

No, but...

Put a square bracket in front of your shorted URL, skip a space after your URL, put the name of the image or something like "Shareable image for non-subscribers" (quotes not necessary unless you are using a title of something), then close with a square bracket and, voila, you have a nice neat link which does not show the URL.

example:

[https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/21676728?h=209d1b World War II Draft Registration Card: Travis Glenn Hildreth]

in final view will look like this:

World War II Draft Registration Card: Travis Glenn Hildreth

by Nelda Spires G2G6 Pilot (324k points)
+13 votes
We have 44000 links to https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/

It is a good candidate to make a template for it.

I will pass it on to the team.
by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (549k points)
Thanks!

Please ask the team to allow for the variations too (for example https://www.ancestry.co.uk/sharing)

Why? The link works on both domains. Are some links limited to only one domain?

All the sharing links I have added use ancestry.co.uk, but I have just tried one replacing ancestry.co.uk with ancestry.com and it still works, so I guess it must work across domains. So it looks like the template doesn't need to allow for it, but if EditBot is used to apply the template to existing profiles then that will need to allow for the variations.

With Jamie we prepared the template. 

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Template:Ancestry_Sharing

Usage: 

{{Ancestry Sharing|21675347|9854d0}}

Try it out on a few profiles and let us know of any problems.

Thanks Aleš (and Jamie). I have tested it with 5 sharing links on Holbrook-3175 and they all work perfectly for me.

I also updated WikiTree+ Extension to recognize this URL on the clipboard and in automated corrections.

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