Support » Plugin: (Simply) Guest Author Name » Facebook Title showing Author name as Title

  • Resolved brentRnelson

    (@brentrnelson)


    How do we make it so Facebook doesn’t share the Post Title. Instead it shares the Guest Author. How can we fix this?
    Thanks!

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  • Plugin Author Shoofly Solutions

    (@nomadcoder)

    Hi Brent,

    This sounds like a bug. We will look into it & get back to you. Thanks for letting us know!

    Plugin Author seancjones

    (@seancjones)

    Brent,

    Can I clarify: When you share a post now, is it displaying the title or the post author?

    If it is currently displaying the title, and you want it to be the post author, you can use this tutorial. This plugin doesn’t directly handle Facebook Meta data, but you should be able to access the guest author name with get_the_author_meta('user_nicename');

    If it is currently displaying the author and you want it to display the title, that would be a bug on our part that we need to track down. If so, it would help greatly if you sent us the website in question.

    Thanks,

    Sean

    Thank you for your response,
    It is displaying the Guest Author name in the Facebook post title instead of the Article Title.

    I’d like to to share the Article Title not the guest author.

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    Plugin Author seancjones

    (@seancjones)

    Brent,

    This definitely looks like a bug! Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

    I just pushed an update that patches this. Please let me know if you have any further problems.

    Thanks,

    Sean

    Thank you. Can you please let me know when the update occurs? Thanks!

    Plugin Author Shoofly Solutions

    (@nomadcoder)

    It should be available now. Let us know if there are any issues.

    Still showing Author as the Facebook post Title.

    Plugin Author Shoofly Solutions

    (@nomadcoder)

    Hi Brent,

    I did just test this myself and it seems to be fixed. Here it is from our demo site: https://www.facebook.com/shooflysolutions/posts/1178512362266935

    However, I do believe you. I have seen Facebook do weird things when there is a change like this. It takes a while for the change to take effect.

    You can try a couple of things, try saving the post again, clearing your cache and closing your browser before sharing it again and/or wait for a few hours. Try creating another post and sharing it.

    The correct version for this fix is version 3.4. Please let me know when/if this is resolved.

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