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TOPIC: Share on Facebook embeds meta data from the site and not the shared page
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HURI
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Share on Facebook embeds meta data from the site and not the shared page 3 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hi,
I have noticed that the Share on Facebook (Post to Facebook) pulls meta data not from the shared page but the the website meta data description. Can it be fixed? I want the meta description for the page to show there. See the screenshot attached.
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John Dagelmore
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Re:Share on Facebook embeds meta data from the site and not the shared page 3 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 74  
Hi,

you need to check what's the description for that shared page and have an extension to manage it.
With this plugin, if the page is a Joomla article, you can activate the option 'Open Graph description detection'
In such way the og:description will be taken by the article text.

Don't forget to use the Facebook debugger when changing contents to be shared, to test and refresh the social snippet. https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object/
 
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Re:Share on Facebook embeds meta data from the site and not the shared page 3 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0  
I have 'Open Graph description detection' enabled but it pulls description from the website not the page.
 
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Re:Share on Facebook embeds meta data from the site and not the shared page 3 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 74  
So ( as i said in previous post ) it means that it's not a view managed by this plugin, it's not a Joomla article. You need an extension to manage the description for this case.
 
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Re:Share on Facebook embeds meta data from the site and not the shared page 3 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0  
it is a Joomla article. What extension do I need to manage the description for the article? I thought 'Fast Social Share' extension manages it. I am confused, sorry.
 
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Re:Share on Facebook embeds meta data from the site and not the shared page 3 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0  
I went to the Facebook's Open Graph Object Debugger https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object/ then put the URL for the page and clicked on 'Fetch new scrape information'. That refreshed Facebook's cache and the meta description for the page showed up. But - I have to do this for every page on my site! - or will Facebook fetch new scrape information on its own at some point in the future?
 
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