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August 24, 2017 at 1:58 am #372465Nicki Watson
I’ve created a new post but when I try to share the url to Facebook, the image doesn’t show up. This happened on the previous post bu the others before then were fine- not aware that I’ve altered any settings since.
I’ve checked the image sizes are the same.
I put the link through the FB debugger and got this error : Inferred Property
The ‘og:image’ property should be explicitly provided, even if a value can be inferred from other tags.
The following required properties are missing: og:url, og:type, og:title, og:image, og:description, fb:app_id
I’ve unchecked featured image – this places the image too big at the top of the post- but guessing this can be customised.
I’ve got Yoast plugin activated bu I’m not utilisng.
Is there a simple explanation ?
thanksAugust 24, 2017 at 9:13 am #372728TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
You can use a plugin like Yoast SEO which will add these tags for you.
Otherwise, you can use a plugin like this: https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/wonderm00ns-simple-facebook-open-graph-tags/August 24, 2017 at 11:35 am #372851Nicki Watson
Thanks for reply, I deaactivated Yoast as that seemed to be part of the issue. I wondered if there was conflict with the theme settings?
if I add his plug in will I conflict with Yoast if I reactivate?August 24, 2017 at 1:19 pm #372939TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Yoast itself should be the solution, as they add the image tags for you. However, I believe you can turn off their options to add og tags, then you should be able to use that other plugin if you find it works better for you.August 26, 2017 at 5:16 am #373753Nicki Watson
Thanks, I tried Yoast again but now the snippet isn’t pulling through but the image is. I deactivated and added the plugin you suggested but that didn’t add the excerpt either.
Is there somewhere else in the settings or theme that affects an excerpt pulling through? Sorry I’m very amateur and not sure what could have changed as previous posts worked fine.August 26, 2017 at 10:40 am #373862TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Try adding an example URL in here: https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/
FB will tell you if the image exists or not. If it does, it’s likely just caching preventing it from displaying live.
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