Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » “Facebook title” and “Twitter title” fields won’t let me clear them

  • Resolved gavin310

    (@gavin310)


    The “Facebook title” and “Twitter title” fields are auto-populated with the “Title” variable. We do not want this. The fields should be empty. But whenever we save a post, these fields are auto-populated with “Title”.

    We have a title set in the “SEO title” field, but this title is not being used because of the auto-populated value in the “Facebook title” field. On our other sites we can clear the “Facebook title” field, but now we cannot. How can we clear the “Facebook title” field so it is not used for “og:image”?

    Here are screenshots showing the issue: https://i.imgur.com/UKTBhim.jpg

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  • Plugin Support Michael Tina

    (@mikes41720)

    Hi @gavin310

    Based on your screenshot, it looks like you are using Yoast SEO Premium.

    If you have an active subscription, please do contact us directly for premium support – https://yoast.com/help/support/#premium

    Just to let you know, this is likely due to the release of the ‘social appearance templates’ as of Yoast SEO Premium v16.5 – https://yoast.com/yoast-seo-16-5/

    Thread Starter gavin310

    (@gavin310)

    Thank you! That was the issue.

    One thing I don’t understand is why would the new “Social appearance” template override the custom value I input for the page’s “SEO title” field? Shouldn’t the custom value have preference in the hierarchy? I understand that if input a custom value for “Facebook title” then that value is used, but then what’s the point of the “SEO title” field if it’s not used?

    Yes, we have the Premium subscription, but it seems like Yoast tries all they can to dissuade you from seeking custom support. Plus, you responded quickly, yet I’m still waiting for a response from my support request in the Yoast admin area.

    Plugin Support Michael Tina

    (@mikes41720)

    Hi @gavin310

    While we are able to provide general troubleshooting here for users of the free plugin, we are able to provide much more specific support with the premium support via email. Sometimes it may take a bit of time for us to respond, but rest assured, we’re trying our best to respond as soon as we can!

    The value of the og:title (since the change to the social appearance templates) now takes the following hierarchy:

    -A user-defined “Facebook title” value for the page.
    -An auto-generated “Social title” from the template in Search Appearance.
    -A user-defined “Seo title” for the page.
    -An auto-generated “SEO title” from the template in Search Appearance.
    -The social title default option (same as the SEO title): %%title%% %%page%% %%sep%% %%sitename%%

    You can learn more about it here – https://developer.yoast.com/features/opengraph/functional-specification/#opengraph-metadata

    Thread Starter gavin310

    (@gavin310)

    For what it’s worth, to me it makes much more sense for…

    -A user-defined “Seo title” for the page.

    …to be 2nd in the list. Why would the global “An auto-generated ‘Social title’ from the template in Search Appearance” have precedence over a custom “SEO Title” value? Just my 2 cents. Thanks!

    Plugin Support Suwash Kunwar

    (@suascat_wp)

    We thank for you for suggesting a new feature for our plugin. We’re actively using the bug tracking on our GitHub repository so your best next step would be to create a new feature request for our developers at https://github.com/Yoast/wordpress-seo/issues/new. You can create a new issue to submit your feature request. You will need an account to create one.

    Don’t forget to include the URL to this conversation in your feature request!

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