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

Last update: 10 August, 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’.

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