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  • Hi Otto,

    Is there any particular trick with pushing custom post type date to Facebook? If I do a “manual” link, i.e. paste the link within a facebook wall post, it’s no problem. There it pulls from the meta description and I’ve manipulated that to include structured custom post type data, however I’m sure it’s a different story when pushing the post directly after creating it…

    Thank you!

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  • Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    In the latest version of the plugin, custom post types are supported for any custom post type that has its ‘public’ parameter set to true.

    Quick way to check: If the Facebook Publisher meta box is added to the Custom Post Type’s editing page, then auto-publish will work for it too. If the editing page lacks that meta box, then it won’t.

    The “public” parameter is the one in the register_post_type call:

    Thanks Otto,

    It’s showing with no problem, the only issue I have is that I don’t use the description of custom post type, so when it goes on to FB, there’s an image but the text-excerpt of is ‘…’. It’s no problem when I do it manually, because then I can tell FB exactly what I want next to the image (via the header), i.e.:

    if (is_singular('adoptions')) {
    echo '<meta name="description" content="';
    echo 'New Pet for Adoption! ' . $name . ' is a ' . $age . ' year old ' . $gender . ' ' . $breed . ' who needs a home!';
    echo '" />';}

    Just not sure how I can make that work with the automatic publish feature, if at all? It might be best to create a custom RSS and then maybe you use a different tool to automatically publish.

    What do you think?

    Thanks again,


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