Facebook Like many times gives problems like wrong thumbnail (og:image), wrong title (og:site_name), wrong description (og:description), etc. This plugin fixes them, as it enforces WordPress post thumbnail for image if a post is liked, or your website’s logo if home page is liked, post title if post is liked or blog title if home page is liked, it also uses excerpts for description(optional) or blog tagline if home page is liked. In addition to these, it also gives the option to add your website type and admins of your website.
You can use Facebook’s URL Linter to verify the settings.
NOTE: This plugin doesn’t adds a Facebook Like button, but gives options/settings for it. There are many plugins to add Facebook Like buttons to your website, you can check them out.
It uses Open Graph protocol from Facebook for fixing these.
You can customize these in the Settings section:
- Using post excerpt for description text.
- Type of website (og:type).
- Website’s logo (og:image for Homepage).
- Admin Facebook IDs (fb:admins).
- Download the latest version.
- Extract it in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Customize the plugin in the Settings > Fix Facebook Like.
Adding your Facebook ID to the Settings will allow you to manage your Fans faster and send them updates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to provide my Facebook ID?
No, its optional, it will still work fine.
How to get my Facebook ID?
You need your numerical Facebook ID.
To get your profile ID, click on your Facebook profile and look at the URL, it should resemble this: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=123456789 where 123456789 is your Facebook user ID.
If you have a username, lookup your user ID with this URL: http://graph.facebook.com/username.