As we continue our series on the All in One SEO Pack plugin, we will show you how to set the Social Meta of your WordPress site. Social meta also known as Open Graph meta allows you to affect how your pages/posts will look when shared on social media such as Facebook or Twitter. This can help your site by ensuring it is optimized for sharing online and can increase the number of interactions your site receives.
Set Social Meta
- Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
Click All in One SEO then Feature Manager in the navigation menu.
You will see the Social Meta feature listed, click the Activate button.
You will then see a message stating “All in One SEO Options Updated.“
Click the Social Meta link in the All in One SEO menu.
You will then be on the Social Meta settings page, choose your options as needed. Below is a description of the available options provided by All in One SEO Pack.
Option Description Home Page Settings Use AIOSEO Title and Description Checking this box will use the Home Title and Home Description set in All in One SEO Pack, General Settings as the Open Graph title and description for your home page. Site Name The Site Name is the name that is used to identify your website. Home Title The Home Title is the Open Graph title for your home page. Home Description The Home Description is the Open Graph description for your home page. Home Image The Home Image is the Open Graph image for your home page. Image Settings Select OG:Image Source This option lets you choose which image will be displayed by default for the Open Graph image. You may override this on individual posts. Use Default If No Image Found This option lets you fall back to the default image if no image could be found above. Default OG:Image This option sets a default image that can be used for the Open Graph image. You can upload an image, select an image from your Media Library or paste the URL of an image here. Default Image Width This option lets you set a default width for your images, where unspecified. Default Image Height This option lets you set a default height for your images, where unspecified. Use Custom Field For Image Enter the name of a custom field (or multiple field names separated by commas) to use that field to specify the Open Graph image on Pages or Posts. Social Profile links Social Profile Links Add URLs for your website’s social profiles here (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn), one per line. Person or Organization? Are the social profile links for your website for a person or an organization? Associated Name Add the name of the person or organization who owns these profiles. Facebook Settings Facebook Admin ID Enter your Facebook Admin ID here. You can enter multiple IDs separated by a comma. You can look up your Facebook ID using this tool http://findmyfbid.com/ Facebook App ID Enter your Facebook App ID here. Information about how to get your Facebook App ID can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/apps/register Automatically Generate Article Tags Automatically generate article tags for Facebook type article when not provided. Enable Facebook Meta for Post Types Select which Post Types you want to use All in One SEO Pack to set Open Graph meta values for. Show Facebook Publisher on Articles Link articles to the Facebook page associated with your website. Show Facebook Author on Articles Allows your authors to be identified by their Facebook pages as content authors on the Open Graph meta for their articles. Posts Object Type (post) Choose a default value that best describes the content of your post type. Pages Object Type (page) Choose a default value that best describes the content of your page type. Twitter Settings Default Twitter Card Select the default type of Twitter Card to display. Twitter Site Enter the Twitter username associated with your website here. Show Twitter Author Allows your authors to be identified by their Twitter usernames as content creators on the Twitter cards for their posts. Twitter Domain Enter the name of your website here. Advanced Settings Run Shortcodes In Title Run shortcodes that appear in social title meta tags. Run Shortcodes In Description Run shortcodes that appear in social description meta tags. Use Content For Autogenerated OG Descriptions This option will auto generate your Open Graph descriptions from your post content instead of your post excerpt. WooCommerce users should read the documentation regarding this setting. Scan Social Meta Scan Now Scan your site for duplicate social meta tags.
Click the Update Options button to save your social meta settings.
You are finished when you see a message stating “All in One SEO Options Updated.“
Congratulations, now you know how to set the Social Meta of your WordPress site! In the next guide we will show you how to Create a robots.txt file in WordPress with All in One SEO Pack.