Set a custom image, description and title for Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn

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When you add Po.st to your page, you may notice that it doesn't pull in the correct image for Facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn.

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Due to API limitations, we don't have the ability to set those parameters for these networks in our code.

However, all of these networks support what is called the Open Graph protocol that will allow you to set custom parameters.

All tags go in between the <head></head> tags of your template file.

 

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If you are using Wordpress, there is a plugin you can install called WP Facebook Open Graph protocol.

For custom images

You need to change what is in bold.

<meta property="og:image" content="http://sarahmchie.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/test-bulldog-500x288.jpg" />

 

For custom title

You need to change what is in bold.

<meta property="og:title" content="Example Title" /> 

 

For custom description

You need to change what is in bold.

<meta property="og:description" content="Bacon ipsum dolor sit amet bresaola corned beef beef ground round tail meatloaf." />

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