How To Add Facebook Author Meta Tag in WordPress
February 25th, 2017 | by Ravi Chahar || 14 Comments |
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.
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.
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?
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