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[resolved] [ISSUE] Error with the article author vs. FB OpenGraph Debugger (5 posts)

  1. dandv
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the cool plugin! I've just installed it and ran into an issue:

    If you enter the URL of a page we use the plugin on,
    http://blueseed.co/come-aboard/results/, in the FB OpenGraph debugger at https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug, you can see the following error:

    Object at URL 'http://blueseed.co/come-aboard/results/' of type 'article' is invalid because the given value 'Dan Dascalescu' for property 'article:author' could not be parsed as type 'profile'.

    Looks like the author info needs some massaging?


  2. George Notaras
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Issue added to the bug tracker. Will be resolved in the upcoming releases.
    Thanks for your feedback.

  3. George Notaras
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    From a first look at this, it seems that the FB debugger expects to find a valid Facebook profile ID in the 'article:author' metatag.

    The resolution of this issue would involve storing the author's FB profile ID in his WordPress user profile. I think this is beyond the scope of the Add-Meta-Tags plugin.

    If there is another actively developed plugin that adds support for extra fields in the WordPress user profile, I'd consider adding it as a requirement for the 'article:author' metatag functionality.

    So, there are two reasonable options now:

    1. Drop support for the 'article:author' metatag.
    2. Continue adding the author's name in it, despite it breaking the FB guidelines.


  4. George Notaras
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Found out that wordpress makes it easy to add extra contact info for the users. This will most probably be fixed in 2.2.1 or 2.2.2.

    Thanks for your feedback.

  5. bento
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am looking to fix the same issue with the broken OG meta tags.

    Will this fix be included in the plugin soon?

    Many thank!

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