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[Resolved] The latest update broke something…

  • Ultimate Peter


    Hi there,
    I was using the FB push for quite some time… It was working awesome (as soon as I figured out how to set it up.
    Now, since I did the latest update this week, it is not longer pushing to facebook USING the featured image. Now, it just seems to pick an image from the post body at random. I really enjoyed that feature, because I always tried to use a feature image that was eye catching. Now it will often choose a pic that doesn’t encapsulate the full idea of the post, just random whatever pics.



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  • Plugin Author Niall Kennedy


    Facebook can change the minimum image dimensions for a featured image. Test the affected URL using the Facebook URL debugger to see messages about an explicitly skipped image due to minimum image dimensions not met.

    The plugin should still be outputting og:image markup for the featured image of the post in its full dimensions but the featured image may not meet Facebook’s minimum requirements.

    Ultimate Peter


    Thanks for the response, but…
    What do I put in the field?
    -Input URL
    -Access Token
    -Open Graph Action ID

    The URL of my WordPress post?
    The URL or my FB post?
    Wouldn’t Access token be not Post Specific?
    Where do I find the Open Graph Action ID of the post I did?

    Ultimate Peter


    Also, it has done this with every post since I upgraded the plugin… It has never done it before this. I have used many different size images. Now, it skips the Feature Image every time.

    Plugin Author Niall Kennedy


    You would use the Facebook URL debugger to input the WordPress post permalink where you expected to see a specific featured image.

    Example result:

    Ultimate Peter


    Hello… I have used the debugger now. That is pretty cool, the info that it shows. Now, I know this is going to look like a mess, but I think something else must be wrong, because it thinks the post feature image is missing (at least that is what I think it says)

    Scrape Information

    Response Code: 200
    Fetched URL: http://ultimatepeter.com/foca-target-information-gathering-with-metadata/
    Canonical URL: http://ultimatepeter.com/foca-target-information-gathering-with-metadata/
    Like Button Warnings That Should Be Fixed

    Like Button Tag Missing: og:image is missing. The og:image meta tag is necessary for Facebook to render a News Feed story that generates a high click-through rate.
    Open Graph Warnings That Should Be Fixed

    Inferred Property: The ‘og:image’ property should be explicitly provided, even if a value can be inferred from other tags.
    og:image should be larger: Provided og:image is not big enough. Please use an image that’s at least 200×200 px. Image ‘http://ultimatepeter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FOCA-01.png’ will be used instead.
    Object Properties

    fb:app_id: 585119154832471
    fb:profile_id: 1008216484
    og:url: http://ultimatepeter.com/foca-target-information-gathering-with-metadata/
    og:type: article
    og:title: FOCA: Target Information Gathering with Metadata
    og:locale: en_us
    og:description: Metadata is an interesting and often unrealized problem for anyone who uses office applications, like Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, and Adobe Acrobat. Its impact is often misunderstood both from the publicity and security standpoint. On one hand, metadata provides the necessary…
    og:updated_time: 1379539199
    article:published_time: 1379524812
    article:modified_time: 1379525262
    article:author: Array of length 1
    article:section: Hack Progz
    article:tag: Array of length 5
    ⍾ Hack Tutorial and Reference
    ⍾ Hacking
    ⍾ Software
    ⍾ Technology
    ⍾ Tutorials
    Raw Open Graph Document Information

    Meta Tag: <meta property=”og:type” content=”article” />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”og:locale” content=”en_US” />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”fb:app_id” content=”585119154832471″ />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”og:url” content=”http://ultimatepeter.com/foca-target-information-gathering-with-metadata/” />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”og:title” content=”FOCA: Target Information Gathering with Metadata” />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”og:description” content=”Metadata is an interesting and often unrealized problem for anyone who uses office applications, like Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, and Adobe Acrobat. Its impact is often misunderstood both from the publicity and security standpoint. On one hand, metadata provides the necessary…” />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”article:published_time” content=”2013-09-18T17:20:12+00:00″ />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”article:modified_time” content=”2013-09-18T17:27:42+00:00″ />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”article:author” content=”http://ultimatepeter.com/author/ultimatepeter/” />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”article:section” content=”Hack Progz” />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”article:tag” content=”Hack Tutorial and Reference” />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”article:tag” content=”Hacking” />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”article:tag” content=”Software” />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”article:tag” content=”Technology” />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”article:tag” content=”Tutorials” />
    Meta Tag: <meta property=”fb:profile_id” content=”1008216484″ />

    Plugin Author Niall Kennedy


    Yes, there is no og:image meta property outputted on the specified page.

    Relevant code is get_og_images in open-graph-protocol.php. Roughly:

    1. Does the post type support thumbnails?
    2. Does the has_post_thumbnail function exist?
    3. Does the post have a post thumbnail?
    4. Get the full-size version of the post thumbnail.
    5. Is the full-size version of the post thumbnail larger than the minimum allowed Facebook dimensions (200×200)?
    6. Add the image to the top of a list of possible images.

    Upgrading to WordPress 3.6 will expose additional media functions used by the WordPress plugin and others but WordPress 3.5 use should not affect this post thumbnail case.

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