Facebook open graph meta tags allow us to integrate our web pages into Facebook social graphs. To do so we need to add Facebook open graph meta tags such as og:title, og:image, og:url, etc. Those tahs allow us to specify out information to be read by Facebook system. This will of course will give us more opportunities to socialize our articles or websites to Facebook. As you know now Facebook has more than 700 millions users all around the world.
[quote sourceurl=”http://developers.facebook.com/docs/opengraph/” sourcename=”Facebook Developer”]The Open Graph Protocol enables you to integrate your Web pages into the social graph. It is currently designed for Web pages representing profiles of real-world things — things like movies, sports teams, celebrities, and restaurants.To turn your web pages into graph objects, you’ll need to add Open Graph protocoltags and the Like button to your webpages. The tags allow you to specify structured information about your web pages. The more information you provide, the more opportunities your web pages can be surfaced within Facebook today and in the future. This plugin help you to add Facebook Open Graph protocol to turn your web pages into graph objects and enables you to integrate your Web pages into the social graph. [/quote]
Actually it is easy to add this Facebook open graph meta tags to our pages. But it need a little bit programming skill. So i create a simple plugin to do this. And fortunately you can download it for free from WordPress plugins repository, it is called Facebook Open Graph Meta For WordPress plugin.
Facebook Open Graph Meta For WordPress Video Tutorial
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It easy to install and configure. And if you found any bugs or any feedback, you can contact me from the about page. I will greatly appreciate it.
Can I change description?
I think that when i develop this plugin. But i will implement it soon and put an update. Thanks for your feedback.
What are the best things you can do with FB Meta Data?
When others like your article through Facebook like button, your post will appear with correct image, title and description on their wall. It's good for viral.
This is great. Any guidance on how to modify this so that Facebook draws an excerpt from the written content? The plug-in doesn't go to content but takes author name, categories, and date. Thoughts?
Facebook will get the best content they can find to show as excerpt. i will release the update for the next 2 days to fix this by include og:description in meta tags and autmatically get your post excerpt.
I installed this plugin. It worked great, thanks! However I decided to do it manually but after I uninstalled it the og tags doesn’t disappeared. How do I get rid of these?
Awesome stuff. I can’t install it fast enough.
Damnit its not working for me.
The meta code is there, oh well……back on the hunt!
did you get my email? I need to uninstall the plug in till we can find a fix.