How To Add Facebook Author Meta Tag in WordPress

add facebook author meta tag in wordpress

Have you ever noticed the author name along with the posts you share on Facebook? With the link of your website post, you can add the link of your Facebook profile.

It increases the user engagement and boosts your business growth. Even when you share your posts on your business Facebook page, your readers can interact with you.

In this tutorial, you will the ways to add Facebook author meta tag in WordPress.

What Are The Different Methods To Add Author Tag?

When you start thinking about adding any new thing, the first thing comes in your mind to search for a specific plugin.

Well, you don’t need any extra plugin. If you’re using Yoast SEO plugin, you’re good to go.

1. Use The SEO Plugin.

This plugin provides you the options to add the social networks. There are mainly two steps to take.

First, go to SEO>>Social and click on the Facebook button from the menu. You will see an option to “Add Open Graph meta data” for Facebook.

You just need to enable it.

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You’re not yet done. Whether you’re running a single or multi-author website, you can edit the user account from WordPress users’ section only.

Now navigate to Users>>All users and choose the user whose Facebook profile you want to display.

Scroll down and you will see a field to add “Facebook profile URL”. Fill it and save the settings.

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Now, you can try to share your content on Facebook and your name will be displaying along with the post.

2. Add Facebook Author Meta Tag in WordPress Using Codes.

There are many users who don’t use Yoast SEO plugin. They may be thinking of the solution. No need to worry about.

You are going to get the simple code which can help.

You have to add this code in the <head> tag of your website. Whether you edit the header.php file of your theme or use a plugin.

<meta property=”article:publisher” content=”http://facebook.com/pageURL” />

<meta property=”article:author” content=”http://facebook.com/profileURL” />

This is the code which can be used.

NOTE :- Don’t forget to replace “http:facebook.com/pageURL” with the URL of your business page and the same for your profile.

For a multi-author website, this can be an engaging step.

As you all know, Facebook is one of the biggest platforms to build your business brand. You should build a Facebook marketing strategy which can enhance your social presence to a great extent.

What’s Your Favourite Method For Showing An Author Name?

As mentioned above, most of the people are using the Yoast SEO plugin which is a positive point because of no mess with the codes.

But if you’re thinking about using any extra plugin then no need. Just use the two lines of the code provided above.

What’s your favorite way? Have you tried to add Facebook author meta tag in WordPress?

If you face any problem, feel free to contact us.

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by Ravi Chahar

A WordPress Professional and a LinkedIn Influencer. A coder by passion and a blogger by choice. WordPress theme development is his forte. He is your WordPress guy who will teach you how to solve WordPress errors, WordPress security issues, theme development, design issues and what not.

14 comments

  1. Hi Ravi,

    Very well written article with specification on both the technique manually and with the use of a plugin.

    Well from last I am facing some problem on my blog, Whenever I am trying to share any articles on social media profile like Facebook, featured image not showing, I have tried every possible thing but issue not resolved yet.

    Need you advise. Thank you

    1. Hey Saurabh,

      Whenever you share the content on the social media, the platforms search for the featured image. If not available, any other image present in the post is used.
      The algorithm of every platform is quite different but the concept is the same. If you’re using Yoast SEO, you should add the featured image as the social sharing image from the meta section below the post.
      Sometimes, Facebook doesn’t pick up the image because of the indexing. It takes a little bit of time.
      ~Ravi

  2. Hey Ravi,

    Thanks for this informative post. Actually I am using my page name instead of my personal name in author section. I will definitely add my name in author bio. Thanks for alerting me with this post.

  3. Hello, Ravi!

    Actually, I use Yoast SEO and it is nice to be taking advantage of inserting the author tag through it.

    I had set it up like the year ago but your post gives me some reminder to check if everything is good with the setup.

    So, your post can surely vouch for the setup for me. 🙂

    ~ Adeel

  4. Hello, Ravi Sir!

    Today in this post I learned something new. I didn’t know about this author meta feature of Facebook.

    You explained it well, and I’m sure this post will help many beginners and pros to implement this fantastic element to their WordPress sites.

    Regards,
    Prakhar.

    1. Hey Prakhar,

      Facebook is the platform worth spending time and adding an author meta will help you to get recognized. Yoast SEO plugin is al in one plugin which supports the Facebook meta graph.
      I hope you have already done that. Thanks for stopping by.
      Enjoy your day.
      ~Ravi

  5. Hey Ravi,

    Facebook provides plenty of services to let websites be more engaging throughout the social network, such as using the Comment, Likebox, Like button, and more recently it has improved the Author Tagging feature.

    The Author Tag allows Facebook to tag the shared article with the author’s Facebook profile and it can be great step for engagement. It is absolutely a valuable tutorial in order to maximize productivity level. Eventually, thanks for exploring much informative information.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

  6. Hi Ravi,
    I like the way you make the things easier and always keep us updated with the latest trends to improve our blog.
    This article on how to add facebook author meta tag in wordpress will not only beautify our socially shared articles but also it can help connect us with more people around the world. This can greatly make us a influential blogger….

    Happy Blogging Bro

  7. Hi Ravi,
    Good to be here again after a bit gap. 🙂
    Thanks for this valuable information which can fetch a lot of visibility.
    I will surely give a try.
    Ravi did you write a tuto on how to place your facebook page on the sidebar of our pages.
    Is our theme will automatically take it or any other plugin to add.
    Please revert back.
    May you have great weekend.
    ~Philip

    1. Hey Philip,

      Facebook has depreciated the older like box widget codes. Now, you have to use a plugin. Just search for the Facebook page widget plugin and you will get it from the WordPress directory.
      Though there is an another way which requires the generation of the code from Facebook Developers’ page but a plugin is recommended.
      ~Ravi

      1. Thank you Ravi for the timely reply.
        I appreciate it. I will surely look into this,
        May you have a great weekend.
        Keep sharing
        ~philip

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