Can't get URLs to expand. What am I doing wrong?


#1

Hi, guys. No matter how much I try, I can’t get URLs from my site to expand in the forums. The issue is isolated to growella dot com sites, only.

How have you guys overcome this one?

Thanks!


#2

@Steve


#3

This problem can be tricky. Discourse (the software that runs these forums) uses a featured called “OneBox” that, in turn, utilizes Facebook’s OpenGraph to embed web page previews.

I used one of your URLs to test in their debugger tool, and it says that your site is missing the required Facebook App ID:

https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/sharing/?q=https%3A%2F%2Fgrowella.com%2Freal-estate%2Flow-no-down-payment-mortgage-loans-home-buyers%2F

To my knowledge, you don’t strictly need to include that attribute (my site doesn’t include that, yet my embeds work just fine). That’s because I’m using a plugin (MashShare) that includes the OpenGraph meta tags into my site.

You may want to look into a plugin like MashShare or another one that specifically adds in Open Graph meta tags into your site, like this:


#4

Steve, your knowledge about the most random (I think) things astounds me.


#5

Hah! Thanks - but, my knowledge of typical pop culture that most other people know…I probably don’t.

It’s weird…


#6

Open graph (and other things I don’t understand) > pop culture in usefulness :)!


#7

Oh, I love the way you think! :slight_smile:


#8

Thanks, everyone. This is linked to Yoast SEO. I’m digging and will report back.

Thanks again.


#9

Any progress, Dan?


#10

https://growella.com/2018/03/07/cash-out-refinance-freddie-mac-guidelines-changes/

Still nothing. Thanks for the reminder. I’ll keep at it.


#11

Doesn’t seem to have errors. Click this to see.


#12

What have you tried thus far to fix the problem?


#14

I tried to install open graph but gave me a conflict with Yoast SEO. Still having the same issue. When I post the same link on facebook, twitter, etc the preview appears.

http://www.debtdiscipline.com/interview-series-bull-captivity/


#15

This describes my issue as well.

I’ve tested other, non-Growella links on RSF successfully. So, it’s not my browser configuration.

I’ve tested Growella links on non-RSF sites unsuccessfully. So, it’s not a problem with RSF.

I’ll continue to dig. I’m sure it’s something small in a config file or something.


#16

Still no luck, btw. Not sure what’s up.


#17

Same for me.


#18

Just the two of us, @DebtDiscipline? Is anyone else affected?


#19

Same here. I wish I was more tech savy.


#20

Same URL works fine on facebook, just not here on the forums.


#22

Believe @method_money is experiencing a similar issue, as evidenced here. Good luck, guys!