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[Plugin: ShareThis: Share Buttons and Sharing Analytics] Facebook has "An error occurred!" (5 posts)

  1. micahtaylor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When I link to a post in Facebook, it seems to work fine, but I get a weird error message embedded in the post that says "An error occurred!".

    Remembering that We are Finite 15 Sep 2012 Posted By: ReKnew 6098 Thanks! An error occurred! Here’s a little reminder from Joshua Becker that we live with limited resources in the areas of “Money. Time.…

    You can see it for yourself on http://reknew.org/blog/.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/share-this/

  2. sharethissupport
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    HI,
    I tried sharing your site on facebook.I didn't get any error message.
    It seems to be an account specific issue.
    Can you please try sharing with a different facebook account ?
    Please let us know if you still get the error message.
    Regards,
    SharethisSupport Team

  3. micahtaylor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Still there for me and others. Please check again. - http://d.pr/i/AMu7

  4. sharethissupport
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello Sir,
    The ShareThis widget tries to automatically pick the best data(image/descriptions,etc..)for sharing from the url you share , but sometimes our algorithm doesn't pick it up for some reason or another.

    Sharethis facebook button implements a direct post, meaning user is redirected to the website. Because of this, Facebook is responsible for crawling information from the page. They do this via meta tags. If these tags do exist on the page, Facebook will display that information in the post.

    Facebook uses properties “description” and “title” in the meta tags.
    Wordpress has ways to put meta tags. Typically, this is done in the header.php template for the theme.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Meta_Tags_in_WordPress

    There are also wordpress plugins that setup these tags automatically. For ex: Yoast WordPress SEO
    Regards,
    SharethisSupport Team

  5. micahtaylor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nailed it.

    I totally overlooked my meta tags. All is well now.

    Thanks!

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