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  • Noel


    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)


    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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