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Showing tags when I link to my blog (14 posts)

  1. chazvoltaire
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Everytime I paste a link to http://dontforgetatowel.com on social media sites, it always shows all my tags next to the name of the blog. I was wondering how to turn that off. Thanks!

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is the behavior same in all social media sites? Can you provide a link or screenshot of what you observe as odd that needs to be turned off?

  3. j.musick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm having a similar issue when posting a link on Facebook to Holy Cross Anglican School. Only in my case, the default tagline, 'Just another WordPress site' is appearing instead of the one I created. Still haven't figured this one out.

  4. chazvoltaire
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, here it is on our facebook page. Right after it says 'Don't Forget A Towel'

    http://dontforgetatowel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/screen-shot.jpg

    Thanks!

  5. Andrew
    Forum moderator & snail smusher
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well in the title of your website, you have tags instead of the title of the page.

    Facebook is grabbing the <meta name="title"> contents.

  6. chazvoltaire
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So how does one go about getting rid of that? I'm new to this whole html blogging thing. Hahaha. Sorry

  7. Andrew
    Forum moderator & snail smusher
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In the admin panel

    Settings > General

  8. chazvoltaire
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It doesn't seem to be there. I have a tagline but all those tags still show up

    http://dontforgetatowel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/screen-shot-2.jpg

  9. Andrew
    Forum moderator & snail smusher
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Explore your settings and if you still can't find it, it may be hard-coded into the header.php file, which you can have a look in there.

  10. j.musick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    "Tagline" in the settings > general panel is different from "Tags." Tagline is the blurb about your site which comes after the Name. Like if your site name was RedRules.Com then the tagline might be So Much Better than Blue!

    My problem is different. The tagline in the settings is correct.. but somehow facebook catches the default.

  11. chazvoltaire
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I still can't figure this out. it's not in header.php

  12. j.musick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I see what you mean now. I hadn't opened the image you linked. In your case, the tags are showing, not only in facebook links, but in your actual title as well. Try disabling plugins, specifically any SEO plugins, and see if that helps.

  13. chazvoltaire
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yup. that did it. Thanks a lot for all your help!!

  14. j.musick
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Glad to hear it! Please change this status to resolved. :) I've just discovered on my own site that it may take Facebook a few days to notice your changes.

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