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  • Resolved science_girl

    (@science_girl)


    I use NextGen Facebook plugin on 2 sites so far. On one site (WordPress v. 3.4/NextGen FB v. 1.5.1), the og:video meta tag shows up in Facebook Debugger and the thumbnails of the video appear when I post to Facebook. But on my other site (WordPress v. 3.4.2/NextGen FB v. 1.6.1), og:video meta tag does NOT show up in FB Debugger and NO thumbnails for the video appear when I post to Facebook.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nextgen-facebook/

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  • Plugin Author JS Morisset

    (@jsmoriss)

    NextGEN Facebook does not (currently) include og:video and og:audio tags. It’s not that I didn’t want to include them, I just didn’t think about it. 😉

    There are a lot of ways to embed videos and audio files within content, so this could be a challenge… If you can give me the URL to a specific page, I can have a look at the source and see if I can include it in the next version.

    As for why Facebook is / is not picking up your video file, it probably depends on how the video is embedded. Facebook reads the OG meta tags when available, but it also looks at the content. Your first site must embed the video using a different technique… Have a look at the source from both pages and see what the difference might be.

    Alternatively, give me both URLs and I’ll have a look. 😉

    Thanks,

    js.

    Plugin Author JS Morisset

    (@jsmoriss)

    Did you want to follow-up on this, or close the topic?

    Thanks,

    js.

    Plugin Author JS Morisset

    (@jsmoriss)

    Since there doesn’t seem to be any interest in this, I’ll close the issue.

    Thanks,

    js.

    Plugin Author JS Morisset

    (@jsmoriss)

    In case you were still interested, the current development version (at http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/nextgen-facebook.zip) includes support for embedded Youtube videos.

    Thanks,

    js.

    Plugin Author JS Morisset

    (@jsmoriss)

    @saintinel – The headers look good to me:

    <!-- NextGEN Facebook OG Meta Tags BEGIN -->
    <meta property="article:author" content="http://www.jandh.com/blog/author/demo@demo.com/" />
    <meta property="article:modified_time" content="2012-12-19T11:57:23+00:00" />
    <meta property="article:published_time" content="2012-12-19T11:54:14+00:00" />
    <meta property="article:section" content="Travel" />
    <meta property="article:tag" content="spinning reel" />
    <meta property="article:tag" content="surf fishing" />
    <meta property="article:tag" content="surf reel" />
    <meta property="article:tag" content="van staal" />
    <meta property="article:tag" content="vs200" />
    <meta property="fb:admins" content="100003105775729" />
    <meta property="og:description" content="The Van Staal VS200 Spinning Reel is one of the premier surf reels on the market. For over a decade it has been put through every possible obstacle, from saltwater, ultra-fine sand, skishing, knocking into rocks, being buried in the sand and has continued to function without missing a beat" />
    <meta property="og:image" content="http://img.youtube.com/vi/WB5b9AJe5Tk/0.jpg" />
    <meta property="og:site_name" content="J&H Blog" />
    <meta property="og:title" content="Review: Van Staal VS200 Surf Spinning Reel" />
    <meta property="og:type" content="article" />
    <meta property="og:url" content="http://www.jandh.com/blog/review-van-staal-vs200-surf-spinning-reel/" />
    <meta property="og:video" content="http://www.youtube.com/v/WB5b9AJe5Tk?autohide=1" />
    <meta property="og:video:type" content="application/x-shockwave-flash" />
    <!-- NextGEN Facebook OG Meta Tags END -->

    And the Facebook debugger seems to like it as well:

    https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jandh.com%2Fblog%2Freview-van-staal-vs200-surf-spinning-reel%2F

    What exactly isn’t working?

    Thanks,

    js.

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