Google may dominate the search engine scene and attract more traffic than any other site but Facebook comes a close second. The Open Graph Protocol is an attempt to link Facebook with the rest of the web, creating Facebook’s own extensive and highly interactive version of a search engine.
This plugin ensures that the correct data is displayed when someone tries to share a link to your site on Facebook. The graph "type" ensures that your site is categorized in the correct section (eg. website, blog, product, food, sport, news) and it also includes metadata to mark up your location and contact details.
Latest version now supports the Article Manager's "intro image" facility. If the page is article based and an "intro image" is found, this will be displayed as the Facebook thumbnail image. If no "intro image" is found, the default selected image is used instead.
I downloaded, installed and set it up in under 5 mintues.
It does not just show one picture it allows you to choose from a range of pictuers when you post on facebook, giving the poster total control over the image that shows.
Nice to get some control back from facebook.
This is incorrect. The plugin creates "meta property og" tags, as per the Open Graph specifications.
It also indicates the Facebook URL Linter link which a very good thing to have when dealing with OG tags, something other extensions don't mind telling you. The Facebook Linter not only lets you debug but refreshes the info of your page.
Thanks for a great extension!
Installation and configuration went without any problems. The plugin is intelligent enough to pull OG:description and similar from article's metadata and also the og:url is correctly the actual URL of the respective article. Opposed to the extension it replaced, this extension does NOT need to be configured for each and every article separately. Everything goes fully automatic and intelligent, which saves the webmaster a whole lot of time.
The only thing I would do different is as follows:
Some tags are arranged in groups in the configuration, e.g. the localizing tags. One can only enable or disable the whole group and if one then fills e.g. only the og:country field, all other localizing OG tags are still in the header of the site but empty.
I would use an intelligent solution without those group toggles but simply if a field is filled than it appears in the header and if it isn't filled, it doesn't appear in the header.
But this is a minor beauty-flaw. Nothing functional.