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[Plugin: AddToAny: Share/Bookmark/Email Button] Standalone Facebook Button - Big Issues (5 posts)

  1. matius
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi all- please let me know if I'm missing something obvious here.

    Two big problems ... a) When you click like either on the blog home page or a post's individual page, the message that's sent to Facebook is ONLY the home page title - not the post title. b) When you "remove & unlike" from Facebook; the "like" still counts on the blog - so it's not really removing the like at all - and you lose the ability to remove that +1 from the site itself ... so that can be frustrating if someone unlikes it but it doesn't take.

    Anyone else running into this with the standalone button?

    Thanks

  2. micropat
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    The plugin correctly uses individual URLs by default, whether a user shares from an index page or an individual page. It shouldn't use the homepage URL unless you make it do that. Do you have the default plugin setup, or did you make some changes with manual placement or something else?

    If you link us to your blog we can take a close look at your particular issue.

  3. matius
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks micropat; it's http://deafmonkeys.com. I used what I believe is the default without making any changes. I'll verify if anything else could be doing it.

  4. micropat
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Rereading your first post here I see that your titles were not working properly on Facebook. So it's not an AddToAny issue but likely a technical glitch with Facebook's Like button, which isn't uncommon.

    FYI I tried it and got this for your title:
    "Blog | Deaf Monkeys on deafmonkeys.com"

    I'm not sure where Facebook is getting just the word "Blog", but you might try looking into setting your theme up to specify open graph tags on your individual pages.

    For instance, in your theme's header.php you could include the following:

    <?php if (is_single()) { ?>
        <meta property="og:title" content="<?php single_post_title(''); ?>" />
        <meta property="og:description" content="<?php echo strip_tags(get_the_excerpt($post->ID)); ?>" />
        <meta property="og:type" content="article" />
        <meta property="og:image" content="<?php echo wp_get_attachment_thumb_url( get_post_thumbnail_id( $post->ID ) ) ?>" />
    <?php } ?>

    You might be able to accomplish the same with the All in One SEO plugin. Facebook tends to favor these tags, so if you continue having problems it's probably a good idea to implement them.

  5. matius
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yea, not sure about the All in One SEO - doesn't seem to work ~ but appreciate the header.php tip & help.

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