• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Service issue OG Title still xenForo after meta changes

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
If it's correct on the debug page and correct in the source then the problem is purely an issue at Facebook's end.

They use some crazy caching methods.

It took them a month to update our og:image.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#3
Facebook keeps titles cached. If the linter updates it, that should update FB's cache based on what I've read.

Unfortunately, otherwise nothing can be done.
 

Mike Edge

Well-known member
#4
Yes, Facebook resets cache monthly, but if you scrape using https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug it resets to your new meta then (you'll see a og:updated_time: in your scrape). I wonder if the known bug about the error of article vs website is the issue as you do get that error during the scrape, so maybe it isn't updating meta's beyond that.

Like for example https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object?q=http://xenforo.com/community/

Cannot change og_type:The object at 'http://xenforo.com/community/' previously had type 'article' and cannot be changed to an object of type 'website' to avoid data corruption of existing actions.

and you get no meta reading at all. Though the meta's are on the site

<meta name="description" content="Forum software by XenForo" /><meta property="og:site_name" content="XenForo Community" /><meta property="og:image" content="http://xenforo.com/community/styles/default/xenforo/logo.og.png" /><meta property="og:type" content="website" /><meta property="og:url" content="http://xenforo.com/community/" /><meta property="og:title" content="XenForo Community" /><meta property="fb:app_id" content="146201428725181" />
Same happens to me, the only way I see the full meta info is via using my apps.facebook.com address pulling direct from canvas. I still get the og_type error, but my meta's show in the scrape