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[resolved] [Feature Request?] Not sure if it does this... (5 posts)

  1. mayb101
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There was an old hack I saw once that took each individual post on a blog and made it a Facebook Page so that when someone LIKED it on the blog, it became a unique page on Facebook which the Administrator's Facebook Profile was the Administrator of.

    The way I saw it work was the LIKE button on each post was actually connected to a PAGE on Facebook. At the time, the LIKE button would actually have the option of displaying member faces and a list of friends who also liked the page.

    See I am wondering when someone LIKES a POST on my blog, where is that LIKE registered on Facebook? It mist be a page in their database but who administrates it?

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    WordPress.org Tech Guy
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've seen that too. Actually, Facebook recommends against that method, because they want their pages to be for real-world items, not individual blog entries or news posts.

    Because of this, SFC implements this in the manner Facebook specifically prescribes, which is by adding a meta property="og:type" content="article" tag to the individual post pages. "Articles" are not considered real-world things in Facebook's Open Graph system, and so it doesn't create individual pages for them.

    More info: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/opengraph/#types

    In other words, that "hack" you saw was doing-it-wrong, and if they get caught at it, Facebook will probably remove their pages and block them.

  3. mayb101
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Really? I didn't know that. Thanks for the heads up.

    Okay well then where are the OpenGraph meta tags populating from when a post or page is liked? I assume Title is pulling from Title and URL from URL. Are there others? Thanks.

    This plugin here has some Opengraph data configurable. I know "Article" wouldn't have that much metadata. The link you provided doesn't say which meta data is appropriate for an article.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-opengraph-meta-plugin/

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    WordPress.org Tech Guy
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    SFC automatically adds appropriate metadata to the pages. There shouldn't be anything special you need to do there.

  5. mayb101
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks!

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