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FB Share link has unwanted category, author and sharing info. WordPress


I have a multi-site install and a theme that includes a modal pop-up, with options to share the Post to Social Media.

Unfortunately when a visitor clicks on the Facebook Share link it includes unwanted information in the excerpt. For example:

'Share this postPermalinkShare this posttumblrgooglelinkedintechnoratitwitterfacebook...0The Post TitleadminApril 25, 2014 [then the posts excerpt]'

Any help gratefully accepted.

Answers (4)


Dbranes answers:

You got this <strong>"Open Graph Warnings That Should Be Fixed":</strong>

Inferred Property The 'og:description' property should be explicitly provided, even if a value can be inferred from other tags.

In your case, you got two instances of:

<!-- <meta name="description" content="..."/>-->

i.e. both are commented out, and that's the reason why Facebook is <strong>guessing</strong> what the og:description' property should be.

Fix this and wait for about 24 hours for the Facebook cache to clear. You can also clear the cache for each page [[LINK href=""]]here[[/LINK]].

EdJames comments:

Many Thanks DBranes,

On your advice I installed the 'Facebook Open-graph-protocol' plugin which has added the necessary meta tags for Facebook and fixed the problem.



Navjot Singh answers:

You can add custom excerpt to posts to avoid that from happening. Also can you share the site url?


Romel Apuya answers:

Can you give link to your site?

Romel Apuya comments:

Which particular fb plugin is this?
can you give link too..


Susanta K Beura answers:

Please provide your website's URL.

Thank you.