Sharing topics via FB


(David O'Dea) #1

Is it possible when sharing a link via FB (or other social media) that an excerpt and the first image in original post is shared.

For example when I share a topic URL via Facebook from my instance, this is what Is shared:

Is there a way to have topic links shared as described above?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

That is the way it works. What link did you share exactly?


(David O'Dea) #3

I appreciate if this is expected functionality- only I was wondering if the topic title could be shared in the FB preview when the url is shared instead of just the site name ? The url shared was: https://meta.csuni.org/t/setting-up-a-new-ubuntu-server/54


(Jeff Atwood) #4

Looks correct to me, the OpenGraph / oEmbed tags are correct and the first image in the post is provided as the thumbnail which @zogstrip recently fixed up. And you are on 1.5 beta 5 so you should have that fix.

Any comments @techapj?


(David O'Dea) #5

Yes I see - seems to be only happening with that particular topic. Tested a different topic and all seems in order. Possible the topic I mentioned earlier was shared before content was added and FB cached it …

Also if the instance is set to private, would that prevent excerpt in sharing?


(Jeff Atwood) #6

Yes it would, private means no access by anyone except logged in users.