[Plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast] OpenGraph meta data
I think I read somewhere that you’re working on making the OpenGraph data editable on a per page/post basis. Is this right?
But I do have a couple of questions about how this is implemented currently in particular with regards to images when using the Facebook Like/Send buttons I have implemented (thanks to your article!).
I see it uses the thumbnail image which is great. But how does it decide which image to choose? Some posts choose the first one in the post as you’d expect. Some don’t but still work ok. They do as the meta data says.
But when clicking on the buttons in some posts they ignore any images in the post and ignore the meta data. They display my RSS icon! I have cleared my cache to see if this is the problem but still the same.
One post that doesn’t have any images chooses my email icon even though there is no OG image data.
And one I’ve seen even displays an image from another post even though the OG data states the first image in the post as it should.
All very confusing. Bear in mind this is just when using the FB Like/Send buttons. I haven’t tested it with anything else even though G+ is supposed to use OG data if it can’t find any snippet info.
Any clues to these idiosyncrasies? Your plugin adds the meta data ok. Although it seems to have a slightly random image selection process. But the FB buttons don’t use it correctly.
Lastly, it would be great obviously if this was automatic but able to be edited if desired. So an image could be added for a post with none. And also it would be good if images could be added for other areas too. Home page especially, but also category pages etc.
Thanks for listening!
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