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[Plugin: ShareThis: Share, Email, Tweet, Like, 1 Made Simple] Facebook share issue

  • I’ve got a weird issue and I was wondering if anyone has come across it and found a solution. On most posts when i click on the Facebook share button i get the popup with all fields e.g. message box + post title, url, intro text and thumbnail but for few of them I only get the message input box and url but no thumbnail, title or intro text.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/share-this/

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  • I have the same problem, when I have a post with a video, and I share in facebook, I lose the title and thumbnail.

    It is a bug?

    Thanks,

    sharethissupport
    Member

    @sharethissupport

    Hi,
    Hi ,
    The ShareThis widget tries to automatically pick the best data for sharing from the url you share, but sometimes our algorithm doesn’t pick it up for some reason or another.

    Sharethis facebook button implements a direct post, meaning user is redirected to the website. Because of this, Facebook is responsible for crawling information from the page. They do this via meta tags. If these tags do exist on the page, Facebook will display that information in the post.

    Facebook uses properties “description” and “title” in the meta tags.

    WordPress has ways to put meta tags. Typically, this is done in the header.php template for the theme.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Meta_Tags_in_WordPress

    There are also wordpress plugins that setup these tags automatically. Yoast WordPress SEO is one of them.

    Regards,
    SharethisSupport

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