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  • [Bug / Issue] Issue with “Facebook Open Graph Meta Tags”

    Good day to all geeks working on a new years day!

    We’re running our forum on vB 5.4.2
    In sharing a post from our vB forum to facebook or twitter , we encounter the issue that the post image would always be FIXED to “Image URL” which we defined in [Option - Facebook Options- Image URL] in our vB Admin Control Panel.

    Issue is POST IMAGE/PHOTO would always be fixed to the said image url (which we pointed to our site logo image” EVEN IF THE PARTICULAR POST WE ARE SHARING TO FB OR TWITTER DOES HAVE AN IMAGE ATTACHEMENT !!

    By the way we have also set [Option - Facebook Options-Show Open Graph Meta Tags] in our vB Admin Control Panel to YES !! , of course when we tried to set it to NO , then no image at all would appear with the post on FB or TWITTER !

    We understand that the expected or in fact desirable result of setting [Option - Facebook Options-Show Open Graph Meta Tags] in our vB Admin Control Panel to YES, is that FB or Twitter should look 1st for the images attached with the post itself , and would use it for sharing, and only in the event of sharing a post which has no images attached then it would fall back to the image we set in [Option - Facebook Options- Image URL].

    Now as a result of this our fb and twitter account and those of our clients ARE FULL OF REDUNDANT REPLICA OF OUR SITE LOGO , which is totally unappealing for good advertising practices :’-(

    Please advise on how to adjust meta tags for FB and Twitter (AS A TEMPLATE HOOK PERHAPS?) , as a means to restore the usual expected functionality of the image meta tags being
    1- First option image for post sharing is the post image / media itself
    2- Site logo image is only for fall back in the event that some particular posts may not have images attached with it

    To replicate the issue please feel free to visit our forum at:

    https://sa.3mala.net/

    try to share any of its posts to twitter or fb , you will see that its stuck to the site logo image only , and ignores images attached with the post you’re going to share

    Any thoughts would help

    Happy new year by the way

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    There is an open improvement request to have this become more dynamic in the future. I can't give a date for implementation though.
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    Wayne Luke
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