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"Share" doesn't show up on Facebook from broadcast posts (12 posts)

  1. caseylessard
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    After I broadcast a post to Facebook personal or fan page, the Share option doesn't show up. It shows up if I post a link manually. My fans can't share, which would be nice if it's a popular post.

    Thanks!
    Casey
    http://caseylessard.me
    http://www.facebook.com/caseylessardphotography

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

  2. bauerhaus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have this same problem once I updated to Social 2.5. Social 2.0 had the Facebook Share button show on all Facebook page broadcasts, but it doesn't show in 2.5.

    I also tried disabling the Facebook page account and then re-activating it and still no luck. No share button when broadcasting to Facebook.

    This is also happening on one of my clients sites that uses the Social Plugin.

  3. bauerhaus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Casey - Have you found a workaround for this, yet?

  4. caseylessard
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not yet... I've been hoping it will be in an update. For now, I don't broadcast to my page, instead linking to my blog directly in a facebook status update. Kind of defeats the purpose, but it works.

  5. bauerhaus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm doing the same thing. Hopefully the update will be sooner than later.

  6. thomasgericke
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just ran into the same issue. Posts hit facebook perfectly, but there's no "Share" button.

    Could it be, that the post to facebook is just some certain type of "facebook story", which does not provide the share feature. Some types of "Milestone" on facebook seem to show this behavior.

  7. dabrisz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For those that are posting directly to Facebook as a work around for this issue. How are you getting this to work? We have tried manual posts in Facebook, but the comments/likes are not collected.

    I would appreciate your insights.

  8. budparr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    following this issue

  9. budparr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Apparently, this is not considered an issue by the developers and has been closed. Looks like it might not be fixed: https://github.com/crowdfavorite/wp-social/issues/23

    I've tested the issue on several various accounts, domains/installs, and have no share links on any of the posts broadcast by Social via the "Social Proxy by Mailchimp." It appears that these posts are considered "status" posts by Facebook (as if you were posting a status to your wall) and therefore don't get the share button just as those posts would not. Not sure if there's a workaround at the plugin level.

  10. dabrisz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are others posting manually to Facebook and getting the comments/likes posted on their blog post by Social? How are you accomplishing this? How are the posts formated? Do you have to broadcast to Facebook with Social to get the cron job to run for each post? Really like the this plug-in. If this issue was resolved I would love it. Thanks

  11. Alex King
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Social can only pull reactions from Facebook posts it sends.

  12. DKerrigan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm having the same problem.

    The website in question is http://www.internetmarketingninjas.com/blog/
    Check out the site's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/IMNinjas

    You'll see that all entries posted via Social Proxy by Mailchimp have no "Share" link. Being an SEO company, having no "Share" link is kind of a big deal. Is there any way we can fix this issue?

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