Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » og:image tag stripped out when I set a page to be homepage

  • Resolved kylong


    The og:image tag is being stripped out of the source code when I set a page to be the homepage.
    **Steps to replicate**
    1. Make a page.
    2. Set a featured image.
    3. In Yoast set a social media Facebook image.
    4. Publish. The featured image is present when the page is shared to Facebook. The og:image tag is in the source code.
    5. In ‘Settings/Reading” set the page you’ve made to be the static homepage.
    6. Check the source code. The og:image tag is gone. The page shares to facebook with the wrong image (ie first image listed in the code)

    Any ideas? Thanks.

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  • Thread Starter kylong


    ps I have tried the fix proposed on GitHub (listed below.)
    This does not fix the problem.

    **Git Hub proposed fix**
    Test instructions
    This PR can be tested by following these steps:

    Go to SEO → Social → Facebook and select a default image (let’s call it Image A)
    Set your homepage to a static page
    Edit the homepage and select a different og:image (Image B) through Yoast SEO
    Check the homepage’s source, the og:image now displays the set image for the frontpage.


    I’m having the same issue. The og:image properties are missing from the homepage, even if I add a Facebook image inside Yoast’s social box.

    Adding the above fix does make the og:image properties to appear on the homepage, but the default image shows, the one set in SEO -> Social -> Facebook, not the one set in the homepage itself.

    Thread Starter kylong


    Thanks. Hardly a workable solution for a regularly publishing blog though! Looking forward to the real fix real soon.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by kylong.
    Plugin Support Jerlyn


    We apologize for the inconvenience. There’s currently an open issue with our developers regarding featured image is not outputted as og:image on static homepage. You can check the GH issue here:

    The fix will be included on Yoast SEO 7.8 which is set to be released this July.

    Thread Starter kylong


    Thanks for the update. Will let clients know estimated fix date. Cheers

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