How to ​enable​ Facebook’s Open Graph​ meta tags

Last update: 04 October, 2017

What is Open Graph?
Open Graph is Facebook’s new protocol which allows 3rd party websites and webapps to connect user activity on-site with user activity on Facebook.

How to enable Open Graph on your website?
The Yoast SEO plugin makes it very easy to add Open Graph tags.

1
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 ‘SEO’.
2
The ‘SEO’ settings will expand providing you additional options. If you don’t see the ‘Social’ setting in your ‘SEO’ menu, please enable your advanced settings first.

Yoast SEO > Dashboard (Advanced disabled)

Menu with advanced settings disabled
Enable advanced features

3
Click on ‘Social’.
Yoast SEO > Social
4
Click on the ‘Facebook’ tab and toggle the ‘Add Open Graph meta data’ to enabled.wpseo_social_facebook
5
Customize your Open Graph tags by specifying a Facebook admin, adding a default image for pages without images, and more.
6
Click ‘Save Changes’.

How to edit Open Graph tags on your post/page?

You can edit the Open Graph tags by going to the Yoast SEO Metabox, clicking on the share icon, and then entering in your custom Facebook and Meta Descriptions. You can also upload a unique image for Facebook as well.

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