Why doesn't any text show up when my posts are shared?

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  • #571387

    sseale66
    Member

    I am having a problem with sharing on my posts. When, for instance, the Facebook share button is clicked from one of my posts, no description or text shows up at all from the post. Only the title and a photo. ??? I can’t figure out why. I have several other wordpress blogs, and none of them have this issue; they all show text when sharing via facebook and other social media sites.

    here’s my latest post, you can click the facebook share button and see what I mean:
    http://travelforfreebook.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/seattle-on-a-shoestring-free-hotel-stay/

    How do I fix this so that some of the post content shows up when it’s shared?
    Shelley

    The blog I need help with is travelforfreebook.wordpress.com.

    #571582

    sl1k
    Member

    Hi There!

    I found a solution to your matter by testing it on my blog..

    My discovery was If you use the share button then only the image and title gets sent to Facebook but if you change the button to default the text will show up also…

    So you will need to go to settings -> Sharing ->click on the Facebook button then choose the defualt button option then click update at the bottom of the screen…

    I also made a screen shot that shows the steps by number for you.

    S^K

    #571584

    sseale66
    Member

    That’s awesome and worked – thanks!!!

    #571585

    sseale66
    Member

    Do you happen to know if I can also add a FB “like” button. I would love to have both a like and a share button, but seems to be you have to choose one.

    #571595

    timethief
    Member
    #571599

    sl1k
    Member

    I don’t know if the like button is broken but I thought when the like button was pressed the user would share the article link on their facebook profile I may be wrong…

    I tested the like button on a different computer using my Wifes Facebook account the button updated how many pressed the like button but no sharing option happen…

    #571600

    timethief
    Member

    Hmmm … as a person who does not want or have a FB page I can’t replicate this :(

    #571623

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, the Like button should post a notice on your FB page, yes, but it should NOT show up the same as if you clicked Share. No new tab opens up.

    #571627

    airodyssey
    Member

    @srseale: I couldn’t help but notice that I answered your question on your previous thread, before realizing it was already answered here.

    Just a reminder that you can check out your previous topics by clicking on “Welcome, (your name)” on top, or by clicking on the word “Member” under your username in these forums. So, no need to duplicate thread. Thanks :-)

    #571657

    sl1k
    Member

    @rain
    Nothing shows up on the facebook wall not even the fact my wife like the post status

    Also thank you for confirming about the pop up window not showing and the fact the share option isn’t the same…

    #571660

    sl1k
    Member

    @airodyssey
    I closed the other thread so all new replies should now only show up in this thread…

    #571665

    raincoaster
    Member

    YOu’re quite certain this is the Facebook like and not the WordPress like? I have to ask.

    #571670

    sl1k
    Member

    100% for sure the Facebook Like, I am starting to wonder if maybe it’s related to the facebook account settings

    #571671

    sl1k
    Member

    Update I see what happen the update went through but instead of it being at the top of mine or my wifes profile page a little like notice got added half way down the page so it was hidden from my view because it’s such a small status update…

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