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  • Hi

    First let me thank you for this wonderful blog theme. I really enjoy working with it!

    When I want to share a blog post on Facebook using the social media sharing icon I get the following issues:
    – it always uses the picture of my very first blog post, not the one of the post I intend to share. How can I fix this?
    – the selected blog categories, title, date and the text “no comments” are displayed in the summary, how can I make sure these don’t appear?
    – one blog post even claims that the page doesn’t excist, while the post is published.

    When I test this on the demo site there is no problem.

    Thank you for your help!

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  • Hello there.
    These mostly happen because your blog is new and hasn’t been scraped by Facebook.

    You can start by installing the Yoast SEO plugin which will handle metatags for your posts and make them appear properly on Facebook. However this change won’t be instantaneous, it still might take some time.

    You can use Facebook’s debugger https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/ to see what info Facebook has for your site and force scrapes.

    i am having the same problem…i installed the Yoast SEO but not sure how to handle metatags….?

    You shouldn’t have to do anything, just make sure that you have a featured image on each post.
    Then it’s up to facebook to rescrape your site, you can use the debugger as suggested above to pull fresh data.

    I will try if the Yoast SEO plugin will help with these issues.

    For now I’ve tested it with the Facebook’s debugger and I get this error message: The ‘og:image’ property should be explicitly provided, even if a value can be inferred from other tags.

    Is this the featured image? Because every blog post has one and it still picks the wrong one when I share a post

    What we need for this is not Yoast SEO plugin, we only need Open Graph tags.
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=facebook+open+graph

    Yoast SEO plugin has this OG protocol integration that’s why a lot of people suggest using it for this purpose.

    I’ve installed the “Facebook Open Graph, Google+ and Twitter Card Tags” plugin and it solved the issue right away. You have to select the image one extra time but it takes just 2 extra seconds of your time. The description is also perfect.

    Now I’m only missing the description if shared on Bloglovin, but I think this is another issue. Maybe it will also be solved using this plugin but we have to wait and see.

    Thank you for the feedback!

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