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  • #11988

    Hello, when we try to share a story to Facebook it doesn’t display the opening paragraph of the story in the description. Instead, it displays a block of content in our mega menu.

    How can we fix this so that an excerpt of the posted article shows up in the description?

    Here’s the site: http://www.fresnostatenews.com

    Here’s a screenshot to help explain what’s happening: http://www.fresnostatenews.com/fbsharing.jpg

    #73832

    Wondering if anyone can provide some assistance with this…

    Thank you

    #73833

    This is a problem with the Shoutbox theme right out of the box. I have tried installing several Facebook Open Graph plugins for WP but no luck.

    Looking forward to some help…

    #73834

    Hi ckmede,

    I’m not very familiar with Facebook OG so I’ve marked the topic to be looked at by another support crew. No guarantee of a fix, but he may be able to provide a direction at the very least.

    Regards,

    Devin

    #73835

    It is also not letting me select an image from the post. I am having the same issues.

    #73836

    Hi!

    Did you try Yoast SEO: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/ – it works very well with og meta data.

    Best regards,

    Peter

    #73837

    This plugin did not resolve my facebook posting issues.

    #73838

    This might narrow down the issue:

    The bug occurs when you enable the checkmark labeled “Use the description to create a Text Block…” when creating a mega menu within Appearance > Menus in WordPress. I had a paragraph in there and it seems to complain when the <p> tags are inserted. I tried <span> and it also bugs out. I just stripped out the description and it works fine now, even without the Yoast SEO plugin.

    See here: http://www.fresnostatenews.com/fbbug.jpg

    #73839

    Hey ckmede,

    Thanks for the additional details. I’ve flagged the post for Kriesi to take a look at as I’m not sure what else you could do.

    Regards,

    Devin

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