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I work with an organization that recently implemented CiviCRM on its WP site. Since then, social share information/open graph tags on certain pages are scraped from here: http://vector-space.org/civicrm/. The same is true for the title. When I checked FB's debugger, I realize processes a redirect and scrapes OG tags from the aforementioned page. For example, debugger results for an event:

The following will be treated as a redirect by the crawler:

A HTTP redirect
A <link rel="canonical" href=".." /> tag
A <meta property="og:url" content=".." /> tag

Wordpress SEO didn't resolve the issue since browsers/crawlers are pointed to the CiviCRM header.

I found the parse code on the basepage template, but my coding skills are limited. Is there a way to resolve this so that we can display our own header/OG tags or Wordpress SEO OG info in social shares?

Thanks!

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It looks like the same behavior occurs on the official CiviCRM/WP demo site. The browser title for this demo page: http://wpmaster.demo.civicrm.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=3

Does not match the generic title being scraped by FB: https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object/

Meanwhile, the CiviCRM/Drupal demo site is scraped as one would hope: http://dmaster.demo.civicrm.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3

Is this just a WordPress issue that is yet to be resolved?

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    The short answer is "yes". I started work on canonical URLs, but didn't get very far. – Christian Wach Mar 14 '16 at 14:41

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