[geeklog-devel] Open Graph metadata to improve Facebook sharing

Dan Stoner danstoner at gmail.com
Sat Aug 2 17:12:43 EDT 2014

Hi Ivy,

The OGP plugin seems to work just fine.  Without any configuration
(just the installation) the plugin adds the ogp metadata to every
page. I did not do the configuration to enable Facebook "Likes", etc.
which requires a FB app registration.

In my case I am happy that the first image in an article is used for
"og:image" rather than my ads or other graphics on the page.  Same
with text from the article (rather than text from one of my blocks).

For example:


Now includes this metadata:

<!-- Open Graph Protocol --><meta property="og:site_name"
<meta property="og:url"
<meta property="og:type" content="article">
<meta property="og:locale" content="en_US">
<meta property="og:title" content="Another year, another Birthday Party">
<meta property="og:image"
<meta property="og:description" content="This year's starting
lineup... Beer selection courtesy of Ward's Grocery and Gator

And if I share on Facebook the image from the article appears as I would expect.

Thanks again!

- Dan Stoner

On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Dan Stoner <danstoner at gmail.com> wrote:
> BTW, the Facebook debugger is available to preview how FB "sees" your website:
> https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug
> - Dan Stoner
> On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 2:53 PM, Dan Stoner <danstoner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I noticed that sharing pages from my site on Facebook frequently does
>> display the proper images or text from an article.
>> I believe that FB relies heavily on the Open Graph protocol to
>> determine the images in a document.
>> http://ogp.me/
>> Has there been any talk of implementing Open Graph metadata in Geeklog?
>> - Dan Stoner

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