Hide (or remove) a weird text when a post is shared on facebook

My site: http://www.hotaphrodite.com/

Every time someone shares a post from my site on facebook, there's this weird text below the post's URL:
"Posted onOctober 3, 2012byHot AphroditeTweetThis entry was posted inBrunettesand taggedbeautiful,brunette,girl,gorgeous,hot,womanbyHot Aphrodite. Bookmark thepermalink."
Here's the direct link: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hotaphrodite.com%2F%3Fp%3D297&t

It seems to me like meta-tags or something like this. I want to hide it. Already tried different plugins for sharing on the social networks (facebook, in this case), but the problem is always the same. I presume that probably this text also appear in other networks, like google + and twitter.

How can I solve this? And if I can't, do you have a plugin for sharing that would eliminate the problem?


  • Arun Basil Lal
    • New Recruit

    That's one hot teen :wink:

    btw, I just tried sharing it directly and it looks just fine for the homepage. But it looks a bit weird on the sharer.

    Even the debug tool says all good: https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hotaphrodite.com%2F%3Fp%3D297

    What I noticed that is that the og:description: is not set and the sharer probably decides on its own what the description needs to be.

    Can you try adding some text to the post and see? Most plugins extract the text from the body and set the description.

    I think that should resolve this. Our plugin Ultimate Facebook does this, or you can set a default value for all the posts :slight_smile:

  • Wheel of Commerce
    • WordPress Warrior

    About the girl: yes, she is hot as hell, that's the idea, hahaha!

    I've put a text on the post but the problem remains. I've heard that facebook can take up to a week to update this sort of information -it seems that they cache everything. But honestly I think the alteration should take effect in less than 1 minute; when I changed the logo of my site from the wordpress logo to the logo you can see when my home page is shared, it took less than 1 minute for the update.
    Besides, my posts will have just an image, without title or text, so putting a text on my post to see if the problem is fixed isn't actually going to solve things for me.

    About setting the og: description, I don't understand anything about open graph protocol, but wouldn't it simply change that weird text (it'll still have some text)? What I want is to hide it, I don't want any text when someone shares a post, all I want is the post's image, the URL of my site (or the title, Hot Aphrodite, whatever) and below my site's URL the URL of the post.

    So, how can I hide the text?


  • Arun Basil Lal
    • New Recruit

    If you want no description, you should try keeping the title and alt of the image as none.

    But Facebook would still fetch the content after the first <p> tag from the page source.

    A better solution would be to add a description meta tag using your seo plugin or so and keep that as the title of the post or the name of your website.

    I don't think there is a way to set it to none. Its how Facebook does it.

  • Wheel of Commerce
    • WordPress Warrior

    I talked about my problem through live chat with Kimberly, she told me that I could replace the weird text using Ultimate Facebook -with this plugin, there's a box below the main post editor box at which I can insert the text I want to be shown when my post is shared. I downloaded and installed Ultimate Facebook following the instructions and saw the below message when I tried to activate it:
    "Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class FacebookApiException in /home/wheelofcommerce/hotaphrodite.com/wp-content/plugins/wpmu-dev-facebook/lib/external/base_facebook.php on line 107"

    How do I fix it?

  • Wheel of Commerce
    • WordPress Warrior

    Sorry, I didn't understand. I meant to say: do you (or anybody) know a way to put a text in a post, show it as post description when the post is shared, but hide it when the post is viewed on the site itself?

    You can see what I want to do by going to 9gag.com and sharing a post; there's always the same description for their posts: "Click to see the pic and write a comment...", though 9gag has no text in the posts, like my site.

    So, any ideas?

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