Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#4193 new change

Sharing blog posts on Facebook

Reported by: ben Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone:
Module: Websites Keywords:
Cc: saroyanm, juliandoucette, fhd, christiane, athornburgh Blocked By:
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Ready: no Confidential: no
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Description (last modified by ben)

Background

When you share a blog post from https://adblockplus.org/blog/ on Facebook the image that you can share is suboptimal. It shows a generic pic that says "Published by Textpattern" (see attachment).

Also, the text displayed is somewhat confusing.

What to change

Please change the information on adblockplus.org so that it is possible to display the ABP logo. We could use the same logo that appears throughout the website.

For reference, here is Facebook's FAQ on image sharing: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/sharing/webmasters/faq

To fix the text displayed issue, please show "Adblock Plus blog" to the right of the ABP logo.

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image(1).png (903.5 KB) - added by ben 3 years ago.
Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 13.46.30.png (79.5 KB) - added by ben 3 years ago.

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Change History (12)

Changed 3 years ago by ben

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by saroyanm

  • Cc fhd added

Felix: apparently I do not have access to the Textpatterns, can you please give access to me and @Julian so I can change the template of our blog and fix the issue.

@ben: I'm not being able to reproduce the issue when, can you please check if the issue only appears when you are logged in into the textpatterns ? And if it's still exist when you logged out ?

comment:2 follow-up: Changed 3 years ago by ben

@Manvel: The screenshot was made by Tim using a derivative of Chrome called Iron. I also could not reproduce it. When I try on FF and Chrome I get something different (see attachment). However, I would still like to change it to display the ABP logo + a description text that just says "Adblock Plus blog."

I will add the change to the change in the description text to the ticket.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by ben

  • Description modified (diff)

Changed 3 years ago by ben

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 2 ; follow-up: Changed 3 years ago by saroyanm

I would still like to change it to display the ABP logo + a description text that just says "Adblock Plus blog."

@Christiane, @Aaron: can you please provide ABP logo with size 250x250px (The minimum size is 200px according to the FB best practices).

@Ben: What is the reason that you do not want to use actual Blog post Title and Short description as it's now for the Facebook posts ? Or maybe I just didn't understand what you mean by a description text that just says "Adblock Plus blog. ?

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by saroyanm

  • Cc christiane athornburgh added

@Aaron, Christiane: Sorry forgot to add you to CC before writing a question to you, can you please have a look on the comment above ?

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 4 ; follow-up: Changed 3 years ago by ben

@Ben: What is the reason that you do not want to use actual Blog post Title and Short description as it's now for the Facebook posts ? Or maybe I just didn't understand what you mean by a description text that just says "Adblock Plus blog. ?

@Manvel: Good point. I was basing that on the screenshot from the Iron browser (see first attachment). Ideally, we would keep the short description (in the second attachment) but add the logo to the left of it.

EDIT: Although, I wonder why this is happening in Iron? As a Chrome derivative it should be no different than Chrome.

Last edited 3 years ago by ben (previous) (diff)

comment:7 follow-up: Changed 3 years ago by fhd

Manvel, Julian: You both have access to the Textpattern interface now and can change the template. Not adding Wladimir to CC here so he doesn't get spammed, but please double check what you did with him once he's back. He's been the only person touching this stuff so far.

comment:8 in reply to: ↑ 6 Changed 3 years ago by saroyanm

Replying to ben:

EDIT: Although, I wonder why this is happening in Iron? As a Chrome derivative it should be no different than Chrome.

I'm not really sure why it's different over the different browsers, but we are not using Open Graph tags that are used by Facebook, so my assumption is that as soon we will use Open Graph tags the issue will be fixed. Open Graph Reference.

comment:9 in reply to: ↑ 7 Changed 3 years ago by saroyanm

Replying to fhd:

Manvel, Julian: You both have access to the Textpattern interface now and can change the template. Not adding Wladimir to CC here so he doesn't get spammed, but please double check what you did with him once he's back. He's been the only person touching this stuff so far.

Thanks for informing about that, yes I'll report him about all the changes we will do on the template.

comment:10 Changed 2 months ago by greiner

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