Add new meta tags to you Plone site, for better controlling how your items are shared on Facebook.
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Are you commonly sharing contents from your Plone site or a site page to a Facebook account?
When you use the nice Facebook sharing interface, you have a simple way to customize additional data for the item that will be published (mainly: choose a proper image from the remote page). However when trying to do this automatically (e.g: you are publishing the link in a Twitter account that also feed a Facebook page) Facebook is choosing an image for you... and often this is not the image you want.
How can you solve this? In general you can provide some additional
meta tag information using
Open Graph standard, customizing many aspect of the way of sharing contents on Facebook.
Installing collective.fbshare product and add some additional
meta tags in the head section of your site.
When sharing the site root, you'll get:
- The URL to the site
- See next section
- The name of the site
- The description of the site
When sharing site content's you'll get:
- The URL to the content
- The name of the Plone site
- See next section
- The title of the content
- The description of the content
- The publication date of the content (when present)
- The expiration date of the content (when present)
- A link to the creator's page. This will be used only when you choose to display the about info of site user's
- List of content tags
In the site control panel you can access a new configuration panel named "Open Graph sharing settings". From there you can:
- provide a custom image content to be used as
- choose to use the site's logo as
- enable support for content images, this mean that content types with image field will be able to provide that image instead of a global ones. Also supported collective.contentleadimage
Another very common plugin that add
meta tag in Plone Pages is sc.social.like.
As adding duplicate meta tag is reported as an error by Facebook verification, collective.fbshare will hide some of the sc.social.like HTML elements when both products are installed.
- Plone 3.3
- Plone 4.2
- Plone 4.3
There's another Plone package that will give you Open Graph support: collective.opengraph
Developed with the support of:
All of them supports the PloneGov initiative.
This product was developed by RedTurtle Technology team.