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[resolved] Jetpack facebook share has garbage (9 posts)

  1. stevendude
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Using Jetpack, when I try to share the post to Facebook, the window pops up and the post title there is correct, but in the box that should have the excerpt from the post text, instead I get:

    "Seeking a certain type of online communications are in payday loan payday loan as soon after work forconsider your control. By getting your creditors up specifically designed to resolve it already within average consumer credit bad creditors tenants business day payday loans payday loans fast with y…"

    Why can this be? Is the database somehow corrupted? And more importantly, how can it be fixed?

    The post I am trying to share in my WordPress blog is here:
    http://www.stevenology.com/movies/happy-birthday-woody-allen-3/
    Click on the F (Facebook) icon and see it happen.

    Thank you!!

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

  2. stevendude
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    As an update, it is not just that post that I mentioned above, it happens with other posts too. When I try to share to Facebook using Jetpack, I get the garbage text instead of the post excerpt, as mentioned above.

    If anyone can help I would really appreciate it!

    Thank you very much.

  3. stevendude
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, I guess maybe no one has any ideas yet. But to update this, though, I did find the "garbage text" in the header.php file in my theme's folder. So, I deleted that "garbage text" out of the header.php however I am still getting the same problem. How can this be? can anyone give me an idea of what else to do? Thank you!

    Here is what I deleted out of the header.php file:

    ==========
    [Moderated: Please don't post spam (links) on the forums, use a pastebin.com to show the text]

  4. stevendude
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Another update, now the problem still happens with the latest couple posts, when I try to share the post to Facebook, the window pops up and the post title there is correct, but in the box that should have the post excerpt from the contains the garbage text I posted above. But when I try to share other, older posts, I get the actual post excerpt as I am supposed to. What the $%^&???

  5. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    My first suggestion would be to get rid of this theme and use another one instead. If you found spam links in the header, it may contain other malicious code.

    I had a look at the post you mentioned in your first post, and the problem seems to be solved:
    http://i.wpne.ws/M2YZ

    However, as Facebook caches information from each one of your posts, you may have to enter a post URL in the debugger to clear Facebook's cache and remove the previous description:
    https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/

    P.S.: You can read more about malicious themes here:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-decrypt-an-encoded-theme?replies=3

  6. stevendude
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you so much for the reply. Yes, the post that I originally linked to does work now. However, the first two on my blog do not. If you go to my main page at http://www.stevenology.com and the try to share the first post to Facebook, you will see the garbage text. Please try it if you can.

    Also, I did try the Facebook debugger URL that you mentioned but it didn't seem to do anything other than give me information about the page. Was I missing something?

    As for my theme, yes, I realize it is an old theme and if I could find a modern there that looked at least similar then I would consider changing it. If you know of any please advise.

    Anyway, hopefully you will check and see the problem I am talking about, and thank yo SO MUCH for your time!

    Steve

  7. stevendude
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Update: I see now how that Facebook debugger works, and it seems to have cleared up the lingering effects of the problem. Thanks you again, I really appreciate it.

    Still would like a modern theme that can be similar to my current one, if you know of any…

    And thanks again!

    Steve

  8. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can search for a new theme in the theme repository:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/browse/popular/

    You'll find many themes that are similar to yours. Here is an example of a dark three-column theme:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/sunspot

  9. stevendude
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you again for your help, even thought the Jetpack turned out to not be the real problem. I do appreciate it.

    Steve

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