Facebook gets no title, description or image

(Sebastian) #1

When I paste the main URL to my forum into a Facebook sharing box (share the link in my news feed or on a Facebook page), it doesn’t pull any information. Even though a default opengraph image is specified, a site description and title is set, and so on… what am I missing here?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Did you check on Iframely URL Debugger - Open Graph, Twitter Cards, oEmbed ? Does it work here on meta?

(Sebastian) #3

Works here on meta. On that debugger I get a 417 error… I will investigate. Any ideas?

(Richard - DiscourseHosting.com) #4


whatever that means.

(Gerhard Schlager) #5

Facebook has a Sharing Debugger which tells you what’s wrong.

In your case it’s

Image Too Small
Provided og:image URL was not valid because it did not meet the minimum size constraint of 200px by 200px.

Tip: You need to press the “Scrape Again” button if you make changes to your site and want it to test again with Facebook’s debugger, otherwise you’ll see cached results.

(Sebastian) #6

Thanks Gerhard. Great tool. Still getting “The following required properties are missing: og:type, fb:app_id” but I don’t think Discourse supplies those by default. The sharing in FB now also works and yields the expected information

(Jeff Atwood) #7