WordPress sharing button opens new window with same post

The problem:

Clicking on the JetPack sharing buttons in WordPress opens a new window with the parameter ?share=... added to the URL. However, instead of being redirected to twitter or Facebook or wherever you wanted to go, you’re redirected to the post itself again.

The solution:

In my case, this was caused by the “Redirect ugly URL’s” setting in the popular Yoast WordPress SEO plugin (marked as “not recommended”, obviously for good reasons):
Clean permalinks - not recommended

After unchecking this option, sharing worked as expected.

If you don’t want to disable this feature, adding “share” to the list of variables not to clean should also fix the issue:
Variables not to clean

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