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  • Hello,

    I noticed recently that when I share a page from my site to Facebook the Author meta field is now displaying a link to a FB page that is not me or associated with my brand.

    I don’t know why this changed, but it used to just show a grey first and last name from the author; not a link. <OR> it showed nothing at all.

    How can I override this or change the setting through your plugin? I can’t have my articles going to pages that are not my brand.

    Is it pulling the author facebook filed as defined in the user profile of wordpress? Is it pulling it from an email or maybe from a logged in user of facebook?

    Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Hi ffadler,

    For posts, I can confirm that the WordPress author’s Facebook profile link does indeed set the meta property=”article:author” field in Yoast. I was having the same issue and I went into (my own) author profile in WP and updated my Facebook link. I cleared my site’s cache and refreshed the source and the OG data was updated.

    I haven’t yet figured out how this is set for the website’s home page.

    If your site has multiple authors, their individual info will display. Alternatively, I saw a thread in here that provides the code to suppress that tag as well.

    Hope this helps,


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