Tag: facebook

Adding Facebook Opengraph META Tags to a Joomla 3 Template

There are hundreds of plugins, modules and components which add Facebook opengraph tags to your articles, but is it really necessary to add an extension for the sake of a couple of meta tags.

There was a time when Facebook ignored your standard meta tags and insisted that you add a specific opengraph tags for things like page title and description. They no longer seem to enforce this from looking at the linter with the exception of Joomla’s author tag which it doesn’t like because it uses meta name instead of property. In fact, after a bit of experimentation, it seems the only needed tag is the site type, everything else will be collected from the standard meta data. So lets add some tags.

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Run Facebook Messenger on Windows Vista

Facebook has just released it’s new messenger for windows but it only runs on Windows 7.

Prior to this there was a leaked version whilst in beta phase that ran on Windows Vista.

The new version may also run on Windows Vista but I haven’t bothered to try it out by downloading on a Windows 7 computer and installing it on another, I do know however that this version runs fine and there is no difference that I see from the latest version.

So if you would like to run Facebook Messenger on Windows Vista then download it from this link.

The Facebook Like Button Never Picks Up The Right Url

Well, the google +1 works fine, the tweet this button is cool, but really…..FHTML is rubbish. Basically facebook never picks up the current url through fhtml, unless I’m even more stupid than I think I am. Here’s how to get facebook to take the right url for each page.

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Facebook Chat not Working, Shows no Friends Online

Many people seem to be having this problem. Here’s 2 solutions I found.

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