Support » Plugin: WordPress Gallery MaxGalleria » Facebook Link to MG page produces a weird result

  • When posting to a Facebook group with a link to a MaxGalleria page I get a weird line of text underneath it, rather than more typical site descriptive info. The text starts with the gallery number then has a sequence of true, false and ends in auto ease out. The linked page is this one:

    The FB page won’t be accessible so I put a screen dump up as the problem page. I tried giving the first three pics alt text and captions but didn’t change the FB page when refreshed. Note – 1843 is the gallery number. The linked page only has two lines, being [maxgallery id=”1843″] and the [caption ...][/caption] line to generate the FB logo link at the bottom.

    Any clues where I can turn the rather unhelpful line of displayed text into something more useful, or just disappeared? Thank you.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Sorted. It turns out this is the meta data auto-generated by the MG plugin (a potential ‘future feature’ to fix this). For posts, opening the Screen Options drop-down near the top and ticking Excerpt makes this available below. But I was using a Page which doesn’t have an Excerpt tick box so the workaround was to install the Very Simple Meta Description plugin, make sure Home page only and Post & Page is ticked, and the Excerpt box turns up and better text can be inserted.

    The clue / easy proof of this is the Yoast SEO plugin where the recalcitrant text is clearly on display under Snippet Preview. Whilst Yoast does let you edit them directly, I am not too sure about the subtleties of it all and have added the plugin. This ‘issue’ is not just an oversight for MG plugin, I have found even majors like revolution Slider have not noticed their plugin generates these weird meta strings. Really needs a policy notice from WP, so devs realise it is a ‘job to do’. At least the plebs now have a way to sort it anyway!

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