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[resolved] Listings in Facebook, etc (19 posts)

  1. NowAge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm having trouble getting the listing pages to appear in Facebook and Twitter posts. It appears they're not recognizing the full URL. Anyone else with this issue? Any clues?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/business-directory-plugin/

  2. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi NowAge,

    Can you be more specific? Are you using the new Facebook field or are you using a Facebook sharing plugin with BD? If it's a plugin, which one?

    What do the URLs look like? (both versions)

  3. NowAge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When I paste a URL for a listing into the Facebook Status box, it does not read the link properly. You can use this link as an example

    http://discovernyack.com/business-directory/212/baumgarts-cafe/

  4. NowAge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also, when I used "Sociable" plugin for social media sharing, the same thing happened, so I had to disable it, till I resolve this.

  5. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK, we'll have to look into this. This is the first report we've had of it.

  6. NowAge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you. I appreciate the help. It makes marketing the listings impossible.

  7. NowAge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Any insight on this? I'm getting irritated comments from merchants, and they can't Facebook their listings. HELP!!!

  8. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't know exactly when I will get a response from my developer...it may be a bit. 24 hours isn't a lot of time. :)

  9. NowAge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How are we doing here? Any insight?

  10. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nothing yet, I will check in with my developer.

  11. NowAge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Any luck?

  12. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    So when I tested this on my own Facebook page, I see that the URL is "cut off" because there's not enough room to display it, but the URL works just fine. This is pasting the link above into the Facebook status box.

    When it finishes posting, I see the entire URL and I can click through to it. I must be missing something here. Is that what you described above?

  13. NowAge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Interesting. It's behaving differently now. Well, that's good. Maybe Facebook changed something, for the better this time....lol.

  14. NowAge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm going to turn the Sociable plug in on and see if that's working now. I'll reply to the thread.

  15. NowAge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No luck with Sociable. It does not recognize the complete URL.

  16. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    So what exactly does Sociable do with it? If they can't handle the URL, I would probably guess this is a problem with their plugin. Can you try another one to see if that is indeed the case?

  17. NowAge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I got it to work with Shareaholic.

  18. NowAge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The only issue, when you "like" something, or post it to a social media site, rather than pick up the title tag, it uses a generic "Directory" tag.

  19. businessdirectoryplugin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmmm. We will take a deeper look at why Sociable isn't handling this correctly, but I'm glad that you have a workaround in the meantime.

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