Support » Plugin: Simple Facebook Connect » [Plugin: Simple Facebook Connect] [Feature Request?] Not sure if it does this…

  • Resolved mayb101


    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?

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  • Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)


    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:

    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.



    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.

    Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)


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


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