Could WikiTree add og meta tags to improve the look of links shared on Facebook?

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Whenever I share a WikiTree link on Facebook in a couple of groups I'm in, the image used by Facebook is sometimes a square of the centre of the WikiTree logo/text image (looks bad) and sometimes an advert image from elsewhere on the page.

Facebook (and Twitter) can read meta tags from the page to allow the website to control what appears. For example, for Facebook a meta tag of type og:image controls the image that appears (maybe a 200x200 pixel image of just the logo is appropriate).

Facebook documentation:

Page that also covers Twitter:

Facebook has a page that shows whether the meta tags are being picked up correctly (although the image that appears when you actually post a link in Facebook doesn't show):

Could WikiTree include these meta tags (or a subset) in all its pages?


in WikiTree Tech by James Sutcliffe G2G1 (1.8k points)

1 Answer

+3 votes
Best answer
Yes, it's been on the to-do list for awhile, and this is a good reminder that it needs to be done.
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (366k points)
selected by James Sutcliffe

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