Support » Plugin: WP2Social Auto Publish » Shared link text contains “meta” information

  • Resolved dregad


    I installed your plugin today. Before that, I was using but I switched due to lack of support and updates.

    After following the excellent setup instructions, everything works as expected and posts are published on the Facebook page when submitted in WordPress.

    I only have one issue, with the contents of the shared post: the text includes “meta” information (post title, date, category, tags, author) in addition to the body text. I would prefer to have only the text.

    To illustrate the problem:
    Note the first 2 lines of text below the post’s title

    Histoire de l’Art : jeudi 12 avril 16h30-17h3026.03.2018ActivitésHistoire de l’Art(author name redacted)

    In contrast, a manually-posted link is not showing this metadata, and neither are those created by the old add-link-to-facebook plugin (before it stopped working).

    Is there some setting that I can change to only have the post’s contents ?

    I’m using WP 4.9.5, facebook-auto-publish 1.4.8. Posting method id Share a link to your blog post.

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  • Just manually posted your post link.
    The link of your post’s preview is same as the post at the provided link -> .
    Since Facebook no longer supports the custom link previews,when you share a link into Facebook, it generates a preview of the page itself. Facebook uses open graph meta data in order to display the image, title, and description.
    The plugin set the image from post as og:image when Facebook fetch your page so that it show the exact thumbnail on facebook generated preview.
    Get yourself a plugin to automatically set og tags for your posts or customise it in your theme’s function.php as described here . And also verify the link preview appear as you expected at the Facebook Open Graph Object Debugger

    Hope it helps.
    Thank you.

    Thread Starter dregad


    Many thanks for your prompt reply and for educating me on the og tags.

    It would appear that the add-link-to-facebook plugin that I used before, was adding these tags for me, whereas yours does not. I guess this explains why the other post I referenced was displayed properly (it contained og tags); I just refreshed the cache in now that the old plugin is disabled, and the tags are gone and now the post also shows the metadata.

    I’ll look for a plugin to add og tags to fix my problem. If you have any recommendations it would be appreciated.

    As i already said you can customise it in your active theme’s function.php file.
    Read here: How To Add Open Graph Meta Tags To WordPress
    The complete code is given at the documentation,add it to the end of functions.php file of your active theme(Don’t include
    ` if(has_post_thumbnail($post->ID)) {
    $img_src = wp_get_attachment_image_src(get_post_thumbnail_id( $post->ID ), ‘medium’);
    } else {
    $img_src = get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . ‘/img/opengraph_image.jpg’;

    since we already include the og:image tag in plugin code)
    Hope this helps.
    please let us know ,if any doubts.
    Thank you.

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