WordPress OpenGraph, a simple and lightweight plugin to automatically add OpenGraph meta tag to the head section of your WordPress Blog. The OpenGraph meta tags helps your visitors to share your content in social media websites with proper title, description and image.
WordPress OpenGraph Plugin Features
Here are some of the basic features of the WordPress OpenGraph Plugin that you might find useful.
- Uses Post Title as the OpenGraph Title. Doesn’t matter whether you are using Thesis, Genesis or any other SEO Plugins.
- Uses first 25 words in post content. You can, however, change it from the settings page.
- If you are using Thesis or Genesis Post Image, the plugin will use that as the OpenGraph image. If not, the plugin will look for a featured image and use that if present. If that is also not there, the plugin will look for images uploaded for that post. If that too isn’t there, the plugin will use a default thumbnail which you can set from the settings page.
- If you are using JetPack, the plugin will disable the OpenGraph tags generated by it. Therefore, no conflict.
- Supports 77 Blog Languages.
WordPress OpenGraph Plugin Configuration
You can customize almost everything this plugin outputs. All you need to go to Settings > OpenGraph and customize it.
- Facebook App ID: If you have a Facebook App for your blog, you can enter the Application ID to farther customize the sharing.
- Facebook Admin ID: It’s normally your own ID (not username, but the ID). If you don’t know what it is, check here. Just replace “abhiktheone” with your username.
- Default Thumbnail URL: The URL to your default thumbnail URL. It will be used if no image is found for your post. I am working on an onpage uploader, but meanwhile you can upload the thumbnail using the WordPress Media Uploader and copy/paste the URL.
- Blog Language: The language of your blog.
- Description Word Limit: The number of the words you want in your OpenGraph description. The default of 25 words works just fine.
WordPress OpenGraph Plugin Installation
The installation of WordPress OpenGraph Plugin is super easy.. Just follow the standard procedure.
- Upload ‘opengraph-microdata-generator‘ folder and all it’s contents to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/‘ directory.
- Activate the plugin ‘Opengraph and Microdata Generator‘ through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Start customizing the settings from Settings > OpenGraph.