Support » Plugin: Social Media Feather | social media sharing » Old deleted text keeps getting shared by FB, Tw, LI

  • Resolved Patty J. Ayers


    Beautiful plugin! Thank you! Just one problem: the text sentence that gets shared by Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. The plugin chose some text from my home page to share. I then edited that text, but the plugin just keeps outputting the exact same old text which is no longer on the page.

    Is there a way to get it to forget the old text? Or (even better) maybe there’s a way to determine what text is shared?

    Thanks very much in advance,


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  • What do you mean exactly? The plugin uses information from the post so if you edit the post the information will update. If it doesn’t it could be maybe a caching plugin issue?

    Ok, good point. I deactivated the caching plugin, and deactivated *all* plugins except Social Media Feather.

    I then tried 3 different browsers on 2 machines, first clearing the cache. In all cases, the Facebook text sentence is definitely not being pulled from the website. Instead, it shows a text which has been completely removed from the website and does not appear anywhere.

    In this case, the Social Media Feather shortcode is not in a post or page, but in a “featured area” of the Home Page. It automatically chose a sentence from one of the Widgets on the page and continues to use that sentence.

    Google+ and LinkedIn *were* having the same problem, but after a few hours they started pulling a sentence from the live website. Facebook still does not. Could Facebook itself do that, I wonder?

    Thank you in advance,


    The old, no-longer-on-the-page sentence is still appearing when I click the Facebook share button. I tried logging out of my own Facebook account and using another account – you have to sign in to share something – but the old sentence still appears.

    Any other suggestions? Yours is by far the best social media plugin I’ve seen, but I can’t use it with this happening. 🙁


    That is odd, it might depend on where the shortcode is being called. The plugin tries to use the current post object as returned by WordPress, maybe you have a plugin that is overriding this?

    Posting a link to the page in question might help figure this one out.

    I had the shortcode on the Home page – it pulled the text from one of several widgets. I did de-activate other plugins, but it didn’t appear to resolve the issue. I can’t post a URL because I took the plugin off, needing to move on with this site, but thanks very much for trying to figure out my problem. I will likely try using this on other websites.


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