Facebook Share button doesn't read shortlink

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  • #580972

    raincoaster
    Member

    I just attempted to use the Share button to post my latest post to my FB page, and from the preview (the page that pops up with the little box for comments) it looks like Facebook can’t read past the shortlink WP.com provides. There was no content, there was no thumbnail, For a spit second the correct title showed, and then it vanished, to be replaced with:

    (No Title)
    http://http%3A%2F%2Fwp.me%2FpuKk-2jP/

    Manually posting the link worked fine.

    The blog I need help with is raincoaster.com.

    #581147

    airodyssey
    Member

    That’s strange. When I try to share http://wp.me/puKk-2jP/ on Facebook, I see the thumbnail and information…

    Liveblogging Morphine « raincoaster
    http://wp.me/puKk-2jP/
    by raincoaster in drugs, humor, Humour, Medicine, Movies, raincoaster, Science, Weird, What did you do today raincoaster

    #581148

    airodyssey
    Member

    Oh I get it. You said you manually posted and it was fine. It’s the sharing option at the bottom of your post. Sorry, I read too quickly!

    Strange that there’s http twice…

    #581152

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, i better report it. Looks like staff are going to have to fix something.

    #581159

    raincoaster
    Member

    Just confirmed this works the same way (ie the bug exists) on the WordPress.org version, which is the Sharedaddy plugin.

    #581214

    limberation
    Member

    OK – so it is a bug? Happened to me just now too. Very odd.!

    #581220

    Depuis ce matin le 9 mars 2011, je ne peux plus partager avec mon site Facebook. Ne peux plus pubier sur mon profil Facebook. Message d’erreur. Sans titre, etc…
    Je partage surtout mes poèmes… Qui peut m’aider ? Merci d’avance. Amitié à toute la communauté. Mon e-mail : (email redacted)

    #581232

    airodyssey
    Member
    #581256

    p3ob7o
    Staff

    I just tested in a website where the Facebook share button is integrated without any plugins, just by inserting the Facebook code in the theme, and I noticed the same bug you described.

    This made me think the problem was in Facebook code, but I could not test any further as it started working again.

    Can you confirm if this now works for you too?

    #581268

    pcofcake
    Member

    I’m having the same problem as above. No tilte, No info, just code and getting error message.

    #581270

    raincoaster
    Member

    The problem still exists for WordPress.COM blogs, but not externally hosted ones using the Sharedaddy plugin. I haven’t updated my plugins since yesterday; there’s been no change on my side. So it looks like the problem IS with Facebook and specifically the way it pulls in Wp.com posts.

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