This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Facebook URL Linter for Posts Plugin


This Plugin allows you to send any published or updated post to facebook scraper. This Plugin was developed by Geektime’s dev team for internal purposes only, and was shared for your convenience. We do not provide any support services for this plugin.


  1. Go to and grab your App ID & App Secret from your app Dashboard, by selecting your Facebook app from the Apps panel.
  2. Paste the App ID & App Secret on the plugin settings page inside your WordPress blog.


  • Use the admin panel to configure Facebook App ID & Secret


  1. Upload onto your local computer.
  2. Go to your WordPress Dashboard and select Plugins >> Add New.
  3. Click on the Upload option at the top and select the you just downloaded.
  4. Click on Install.
  5. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  6. There should be an additional Facebook URL Linter sub-menu under the Settings option of your Dashboard.
  7. Clicking on the Facebook URL Linter sub-menu will cause fb-linter.php to be executed.


Why do I need this plugin

The plugin allows the users to send their new & updated WordPress blog posts to the Facebook scraper automatically.
It helps users to avoid unneccesary Facebook errors, and keep facebook updated with every update on old posts.

How this plugin Works

Each time a user is posting new article or updating existing post, the plugin sends the permalink url to the Facebook URL Linter / Debugger and forces Facebook to re-fetch post information.

This plugin is utilizing Facebook PHP SDK (v.3.2.3) for websites running PHP 5.3 and up. You can find more information about how to use the SDK here.
It uses WordPress publish_post & post_updated hooks in order to catch the neccesary events.


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Contributors & Developers

“Facebook URL Linter for Posts Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


V0.5 – Added email notifications support

V0.4 – Added scheduled posts support

V0.3.1 – Changed the events where the request is occuring to be more specific.

V0.3 – Updated the facebook request to be more reliable, even when error is returned form the debugger.

V0.2 – Organize libraries and improve Active mechanism for safety.

V0.1 – First version.