Yoast's a flexible & powerful tool & I'm generally happy with it. But I have three or four rogue blog posts that completely ignore my images (for the thumbnails) and Meta tag settings for the description text when I try to share them on facebook. This is driving me crazy!
For these posts, the thumbnails don't appear, even when the posts include images (plus, I specified a default image for those that don't). Instead of displaying the description text I specified (I specified %%excerpt%% for posts and THEN tried manually entering the description text from the Edit Page screen to no avail), it shows the text from my (static) home page.
I took four screen shots of my attempts to share my blog posts on facebook. They're at: <a href="http://imgur.com/a/dDrX9
In "Subversive Tales for Spirited Kids" (http://elisabethparker.com/?p=769) the thumbnail image and descriptive text do not display at all.
In "Five Reasons Why Pension Reform Is A Terrible Idea" (http://elisabethparker.com/?p=588), The thumbnail image does not appear (since this post has no photos, my default image should appear ... but it doesn't), AND, instead of pulling description text from the post (or using the one I typed manually from the posts' Edit screen), it shows the text from my static (non-blog) home page. I removed the home page text from my theme's Appearance > Theme Options > General Options, but that hasn't helped.
In "Apartment Living: Kid Wants Pets, Part 1." (http://elisabethparker.com/?p=410) The thumbnail image and the
descriptive text appear correctly ... as they do for most of the site.
In "Homemaker's blues haikus #3" (http://elisabethparker.com/?p=443) the default image appears correctly
I'd be so grateful if anyone knows what the problem could be.