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  • I dont know if this is possible, but I have tried using my own limited experience..its not working!
    Thats why I need the help of this wonderful community.
    My site relies more on facebook audience and as such I have automated my posts to be posted on the facebook page..once published.
    However, I need something that is not available in the mainstream…maybe a customized hack.
    I want the og:title of my posts to contain the posts category.
    I have succeeded in adding the category to og:description..but now I want the same category to appear in the titles as well.
    For example:
    og:title = Chicken Chips- Foods
    Foods being the category.
    I want to believe that this is possible…please I need your HELP!!!
    Thanks everyone for taking the time to be of help.

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  • Hi wtoalabi,

    There’s a filter for that 😉
    (Hope you used a filter for the og:description ‘hack’ as well)

    Just add something along the lines of the below to your (child-)theme’s functions.php file:

    function my_og_title( $title ) {
    	// Do what you want to the $title, like:
    	// Retrieve the category and add it
    	// $title = $title . ' - ' . $category
    	return $title;
    add_filter( 'wpseo_opengraph_title', 'my_og_title' );

    Oh and in case you didn’t know: the filter for the og:description tag is called wpseo_opengraph_desc.

    Hope this helps!


    Thanks so much Juliete!
    Well, I wouldnt call what I did with the “description” tag a
    I just added this to the Posts Type inside Titles & Metas: %%title%% %%page%% %%sep%% %%category%%.
    Now, when I did the same for the title, it shows just the post name and the site this:
    New Post – Site Name
    Then I tried to follow your codes above..same thing.
    Am glad there is a code to even think about…it gives me more assurance that this is possible.
    Thanks so much for your help!!!

    Hi Wale,

    Definitely not a hack 😉

    And the code I gave you above is not complete – it currently only receives the title and returns it-. I put it there to give you an idea of how to change the title. That’s the part you’ll need to program yourself. So in effect, it’s just a little code framework to fill in.

    I’m sure you can figure it out 😉


    Yeah right…I cant even figure the } function
    if it works right past me…lol
    I cant do this…but I expected the wp seo admin configurations to handle it…since it cant..well, am here!
    You’ve gat to help PLEASE!!!!
    with Cheers…



    You’ve gat to help PLEASE!!!!

    ahum… everyone here who makes the effort to reply to questions is a volunteer….

    Either learn how to do it or may be hire someone ?



    Well, the weirdest thing seem to be that all I needed to do was to upgrade both Yoast and Jetpack!
    Og:titles are now being pulled from the parameters I set in Yoast!
    But thanks for your offer of help so far…am so grateful!!!
    Now, I can breathe easy.

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