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  • #8908
    Dee Broughton

    Hi, Tom –

    I’m using the blog addon to hide date/author/categories, but when I post to FB or use Facebook’s Object Debugger, before the excerpt I get 2 dates (?) and By [author] smashed together with no spaces. Is it perhaps hiding it from viewing but still in the meta data or something?

    #8909
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi Dee,

    Yes, the plugin hides them but keeps the meta data. The two dates you’re seeing are most likely the published date and modified date.

    If you need them to go away completely I should be able to provide some PHP functions you can add to your child theme’s functions.php file.

    Let me know 🙂

    #8911
    Dee Broughton

    Yes, please. I tried some but haven’t gotten it to work. I would think many people would want that because it interferes with the look of a FB post. If you have another suggestion for controlling FB posts – og data (a plugin you like?) I’d take that, too, or instead.

    #8912
    Dee Broughton

    Btw, I tried the one I usually use, itthinx’s Open Graph Protocol which usually works well, but it can’t seem to get past whatever’s going on with GeneratePress.

    #8935
    Dee Broughton

    With a lot of fussing, I got it to work with Yurov’s WP Open Graph. That’ll do.

    #8999
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi Dee,

    Was there anything GeneratePress was doing that was making it a pain to work with that plugin?

    Thanks for letting everyone know which plugin they can use to achieve the same result 🙂

    Tom

    #9088
    Dee Broughton

    Tom – I’m sure it’s mostly user error, but the two things that were making it difficult were the way the feature image is treated as part of the post (so I had to use css to hide it when it’s needed for the og) and the way the author and date data is still in the meta even when hidden on the site. The other theme that I usually work with does not interfere with these two things so it took a while to figure out.

    #39196
    Dee Broughton

    Tom – I’m having this issue again, where the date and author meta data show up in FB post.

    They are hidden in Custom CSS with

    .entry-meta {display:none !important;}

    which works ok for posts, but now I need to post a link to a category page and the description on FB is unattractive because it carries the two dates and author. How can I hide those are kill them permanently?

    #39351
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi Dee,

    I’ll look into functions that will remove them completely.

    However, I do believe you can manually edit the description Facebook comes up with when you post a link simply by clicking the automatic description and typing in your own – so that may be the way to go for now.

    #39356
    Dee Broughton

    Tom, I had never seen that before on FB. That makes it way easier!

    Is there no way to hide them from category pages with CSS right now?

    #39358
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    .entry-meta {display:none !important;} should hide them on every page – even categories.

    You have that code added, and it’s still showing?

    Can you link me to a page with it so I can see?

    Thanks!

    #39359
    Dee Broughton

    It shows in the FB link, which you are correct I can edit (duh), not on the page. But the page is here if it helps. elt.international/grammarly

    Thank you again for your great work. I’ve very pleased with GeneratePress for that site.

    #60565
    Dee Broughton

    I still can’t figure out a permanent solution to this issue. Again, the entry-meta is hidden in CSS as above and I have the plugin for Ogg as above, but still, on this new site, the entry meta shows up when the user shares to FB. Yes, I can edit the post to FB but I need it to be easily shareable by others without editing. How can I get rid of the entry-meta?

    New site almost ready to launch where this is an issue is in development at

    http://www.dee.email/

    #60570
    Dee Broughton

    Ugh! I could not find an error but there must have been one because when I pasted code from a working site, the new one started working, too. Ugh. Happy New Year, though! Best wishes for GeneratePress in the New Year.

    #60722
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi Dee,

    So you figured this one out? 🙂

    Happy New Year!

    Tom

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