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Can Custom Fields be used for Open Graph Protocol? (5 posts)

  1. ttj90
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can Custom Fields be used for Open Graph Protocol?

    So. Can I put into the 'name' - og:type, og:description etc and then in the 'value' section the Open Graph "content"?

  2. Jorge
    Posted 2 years ago #


    My only suggestion is, write it into a plugin rather than the functions file in your theme.

    Best wishes, I just finished writing a very light plugin for Open Graph Protocol myself. However, my plugin is quite static but I was thinking of using Custom Fields to control singular posts meta data.

    Best wishes.

  3. ttj90
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've found the Simple Facebook Connect plugin by Ottopress.com and it works a treat for me. I do recommend that at present.

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yup, SFC is awesome! He also has a simple twitter connect which is just as cool (and I've heard rumours of work on a Google+ connect that I truly hope comes true!)

  5. New Nine
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Regarding the og tags as custom fields, keep in mind that this won't take care of any tag, category, or archive pages. It can work if you're just building a site with "pages", but if you're using posts and categories (and/or tags) and intend to allow visitors to view those category or tag archive pages, your og tags would be empty without some additional checking and coding.

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