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Facebook Share shows website "Meta Description" instead of Article's Content (13 posts)

  1. harsha52
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    I have been using AddThis plugin's "Bottom Sharing Tool" on my website http://www.mockingnow.com

    Earlier when I clicked the "Share" button and selected "Facebook", I would be shown the standard FB Popup window with the Article Title, Image and Article's Description as an intro text which I could share on my timeline.
    I trust the intro text was picked from a meta tag called <meta property="http://ogp.me/ns#description" content="The first few lines of the article...">

    But off late, the intro text is the same as the website's meta description <meta property="http://ogp.me/ns#description" content="Mocking Now is ... (the website's tagline)..." >.

    So now I always get the same intro text whenever I share any new article.

    Is this due to a change in the Add This scripts?
    How can I get the "Article's first few lines" as the intro text again for Facebook Share?

    Thanks,
    Harsha

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/addthis/

  2. srijith.v
    AddThis Samurai
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @harsha52: I replied to your other thread about the same. I am marking this as resolved now. Let's discuss it in a single thread here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/share-not-working?replies=2#post-3393061

  3. harsha52
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Srijith,

    I am opening back this thread,
    Issue is when I add the new post, and try to share it on Fb, the thumbnail description appears is some HTML tags, Something like this.
    "You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <​a href="" title=""> <​abbr title=""> <​acronym title=""> <​b> <​blockquote cite=""> <​cite> <​code> <​del datetime=""> <​em> <​i> <​q cite=""> <​strike> <​strong>"

    I am unable to figure out why this is happening on creating a new post. This was a new post which was created, kindly try to share this http://www.mockingnow.com/2012/11/test-for-share/.

    Thanks much,
    Harsha

  4. srijith.v
    AddThis Samurai
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Harsha,
    The link shared shows a "Page not found!". Put a page where the issue exists. Let's nail it down!

  5. srijith.v
    AddThis Samurai
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Harsha: It's still down. Can you please check and provide a page where it's failing?

  6. harsha52
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Srijith,

    Thumbnail issues is been rectified now, It was some OG error. I was able to figure out that. Thanks a lot for your help.

    Now there is an other issue, when we go to any of the Articles, to be more precise the post, when the enduser click on the like button, there will be a pop up window appears, with a image on the left and few description, and below that there is a option saying pulish on Fb, on click of that "PUBLISH ON FACEBOOK", it wont appear on the Facebook wall. Can you please help me out with this?

    Thanks much,
    Harsha

  7. srijith.v
    AddThis Samurai
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I will check that Harsha.

  8. harsha52
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Srijit,

    Any luck on this?

    Thanks much,
    Harsha

  9. srijith.v
    AddThis Samurai
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Harsha!

    I tried it and the article was posted to my facebook activities. Please check on https://www.facebook.com/<Username>/allactivity and let me know whether the particular share/like is there.

  10. Gyani Sampadak
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Srijith,

    I figured out, there was a issue with OG, Now it is working like a charm.

    Thanks much for great plugin and support.

    Thanks much,
    Harsha

  11. srijith.v
    AddThis Samurai
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Awesome!

  12. harsha52
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Srijit,

    There an other issue, let me explain you in brief.

    Well, I am using AddThis plugin to share the Article, Like etc and the "Facebook" plugin to enable only comment box, Now my query is when I "Like" any newly posted article, and click on the "Post on Facebook" it wont appear on my wall(Timeline), So I tried used this open Graph code.

    "<meta property="og:title" content="Mocking now" />
    <meta property="og:type" content="article" />
    <meta property="og:url" content="http://www.mockingnow.com/" />
    <meta property="og:image" content="" />
    <meta property="og:site_name" content="" />
    <meta property="fb:admins" content="1228092333" />"

    Like worked, and it happen to appear on my wall as well,

    But,
    What happens when I use above mentioned code in header.php, is. When I share particular article
    Example: http://www.mockingnow.com/test-article
    I want the title of the article to be displayed, but it displays "Mocking now" which is fetching from the above mention meta tag code. If I remove the <meta property>, "Like" is not working. Can any one help me how to resolve this issue?

    Expected Behavior:: 1) When user click on "Like" button, Article needs to appear on the wall(Timeline) with the +1 count in the Like button
    2) When user share I want the title of the articles to be displayed

    Actual Behavior: 1)When I click on "Like" button of newly posted article, It wont appear on my wall(Time Line) only the count will increase. But if I use
    "<meta property="og:title" content="Mocking now" />
    <meta property="og:type" content="article" />
    <meta property="og:url" content="http://www.mockingnow.com/" />
    <meta property="og:image" content="" />
    <meta property="og:site_name" content="" />
    <meta property="fb:admins" content="1228092333" />"

    Above mentioned meta property and share,
    2) The title of the article will appear as "Mocking now"

    But expected is "Title of the article" not the site name

    Can you please tell me what exactly is the issue I am facing?

    Thanks much,
    Harsha

  13. srijith.v
    AddThis Samurai
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Let me check this again. This seems to be interesting. I will update you soon Harsha.

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