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  • Resolved danielfriesen

    (@danielfriesen)


    Using this plugin now appears to make the description and og:description on my site completely blank unless the post in question is using an explicit excerpt or has no images in the content.

    For reference the only 3rd party plugins I’m using are Akismet, BWP Minify, Jetback, Google XML Sitemaps, and Redirection.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/facebook-thumb-fixer/

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  • Sorry I forgot I disabled the plugin before testing normal WP posts, pages, and custom posts without images.

    This happens universally on all posts, pages, and custom post types, unless the post in question is using an explicit custom excerpt.

    Plugin Author Michael Ott

    (@mikeyott)

    Hi Daniel,

    My plug-in relies on an excerpt for the og:description, and a featured image for the og:image. That might not be the ideal way for some websites, but at this time there isn’t anything I can do about that for this version of the plug-in.

    That being said, I’m currently working on a pro version that will be a lot more flexible in that department. Hopefully it’ll be ready soon-ish.

    Sorry I know that might not be of much help 🙁

    Sorry but you seem to be misunderstanding what I’m saying.

    I’m saying that by default my WordPress installation ALREADY has a meta description tag and og:description filled with a description to it. And the_excerpt already has handling build into WordPress to generate an excerpt from the content.

    But when I activate your plugin the description meta tag and og:description become =””, completely erasing the description I already had and event disabling the automatic generation of a description from content that iirc platforms like Facebook try to do.

    This is not something needing pro feature I’m talking about, it’s a critical bug where your plugin destroys something that already works.

    Plugin Author Michael Ott

    (@mikeyott)

    Sorry I misunderstood Daniel,

    You’re saying that your theme is already outputting og:description, but activating my plugin causes it to become empty?

    Clearly my plug-in is conflicting with something you already have setup on your WordPress instance, but it would be too difficult to troubleshoot in a forum.

    I wouldn’t call this a critical bug, but rather just another run-of-the-mill conflict we WordPress users have to contend with on occasion. Deactivate my plug-in and no harm no foul. If it was actually permanently destroying data (which my plug-in actually can’t do because it only reads from the db to get the open graph properties), that would be critical.

    If I had a working duplicate of your website on my local development server I’d at least take a look to see if there’s anything obvious I could to to rectify it for you, but short of that honestly I would suggest trying a different plug-in if you have reason to believe mine is causing the issue. I know there are others out there that handle open graph properties (maybe way better than mine too), and perhaps they are more forgiving with your theme/plugin set-up.

    I know it’s not the answer you were looking for, but good luck all the same.

    From a quick test, it looks like Jetpack is the one responsible for outputting my description and og:description tags.

    Plugin Author Michael Ott

    (@mikeyott)

    I’m closing this topic die to lack of activity. I hope you solved the issue you were having.

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