Can I Add Facebook Author Tags?

Last update: 14 August, 2018

If you want to set up Facebook author tags as described in this article and this article by Facebook, don't fret. It's easy with the Yoast SEO plugin.

How to add Facebook author tags in Yoast SEO

Setting up Facebook author tags for the authors on your site is easy with the Yoast SEO plugin. After you have enabled Facebook OpenGraph, add the Facebook profile URL of your users to their WordPress author profile under Admin > Users

  • Log in to your WordPress website. When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘Users’.
  • Click 'Edit' for the username of your profile or one of your author profiles.
  • Under 'Contact Info', add the personal Facebook profile URL.
    Update Facebook user profile in WordPress
  • Click 'Update User'.
TIP: The author name is only clickable when the linked profile allows followers. Turn that feature on with these steps.

Developer filter

You or your developer can use the wpseo_opengraph_author_facebook filter to customize this feature. Returning false will disable the feature.

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