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

Last update: 23 March, 2018

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.

  • 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’.
  • The ‘SEO’ settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on ‘Social’.
  • Click on the ‘Facebook’ tab and toggle the ‘Add Open Graph meta data’ to enabled.wpseo_social_facebook
  • Customize your Open Graph tags by adding a default image for pages without images. If you have a non-static homepage, you can set the homepage Open Graph tags here, as well.
  • 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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