Add Open Graph Tags To Blogger (with Images)

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Updated on: March 12, 2017

The Open Graph meta tags were the social media meta tags for Facebook. These tags help you to make your blog post a rich object in the social media world. In short, when someone shares your blog post, the shared item looks better on Facebook. It works as Twitter card for twitter works.

If you share your post on Facebook without setting up open graph tags, it will look like this:

Facebook Open graph tags for blogger
Facebook post without open graph blogger

Which is not an impressive piece of content. Most probably a social media user will ignore this, instead of sharing or clicking it, But if you add the Facebook open graph meta tags, your posts will looks like this:

Facebook post with open graph tags blogger

This is more likely to get clicked and shared by users, so if you want to setup Facebook's open graph social media meta tags protocol to your blogger just follow the given step by step instructions with images.

Those users who get a wrong image (or a wrench img) on sharing the post on Facebook should also follow the given steps.

How To Implement Open Graph Meta Tags in Blogger

Step 1. Log in to your Blogger account, then goto Themes > Edit HTML.

Edit Blogger Theme

Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code, and then search for the following code (Use CTRL+F):

<html

Step 3. Add below code at the end of searched code before close tag '>'.

xmlns:og='http://ogp.me/ns#'
Add open graph in blogger

Step 4. Again search for the following code:

<b:include data='blog' name='all-head-content'/>

Step 5. Add this code just below it:

<meta content='article' property='og:type'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>
<meta content='[homepage Image URL]' property='og:image'/>
<meta content='[homepage Image Width]' property='og:image:width' />
<meta content='[homepage Image Height]' property='og:image:height' />
</b:if>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.title' property='og:site_name'/>
<meta content='[Facebook profile Id]' property='fb:admins'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<meta content='https://www.facebook.com/username' property='article:author'/>
</b:if>
<meta content='en_US' property='og:locale'/> 

Note: Open graph Tags for post "URL", "image", "description" and "title" are already there by default, so no need to add them again.

Step 5. Configuration:

Note: Recommended Image dimensions for better output in Facebook post: 1200 x 630px

  • Replace [homepage Image URL] with the URL of the image for homepage.
  • Replace [homepage Image Width] with the Width of the homepage Image.
  • Replace [homepage Image Height] with the Height of the homepage Image.
    For Height and Width, Use only numeric value like '1200' or '630')
  • Note: This image will be shown when you will share your main blog address or homepage on Facebook.

    Read: How to Upload and Get Image URL

  • Replace [Facebook profile Id] with your Facebook profile id. To get your profile id Click here.
  • Replace username with your Facebook username.
  • To find your username visit your Facebook profile, Then check your address bar.
    It’ll look like https://www.facebbok.com/username

    If you have not set the username yet it may look like:
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=some-random-number
    You can replace the above URL with this or you can create your username by visiting your Facebook's settings.

  • (Optional) Here en_US is the language_TERRITORY that is US-English if your blog is in different language replace it. For language code details click here .

Step 6. Click Save theme.

That's it !

Now, your shared post on Facebook will become a rich object with beautiful appearance. You can also setup Twitter card in the same way. If you have any issue use Facebook open graph, Use this Facebook Debugging tool or comment below. Stay Updated, Browse Howbloggerz! :)

13 comments:

  1. i still do not understand about Image url for homepage. can you tell me more about it?

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    1. Image URL for homepage is that Image's URL which will be shown when you share your main blog address or your blog homepage.

      Like - http://www.yourblog.blogspot.com

      Like posts, your blog homepage does not have any image which means when you will share your homepage no image will be shown or may be any unappropriate image will be shown. To counter this issue we have to create and add the image to the homepage.

      *POST UPDATED*
      Follow all Steps again.

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  2. M facing problem in changing it with a newer one. Its still showing me the older one. Any suggestions?

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    1. Can you elaborate your problem?

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  3. Hi, how do you change the OG title or description? Also, how do you implement at the post level? This worked great for the home page. Thank you!

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    1. OG description and title were added in your blog template by default so there is no need to add them again. The content of OG title and description were taken from your post title and meta description field (right side in the post editing mode). You can also manipulate the format of these tags by editing your template. You can change your homepage title and description in settings.

      Note: Make sure your that Meta description is enabled in Settings > Search preferences to use OG description for posts and homepage.

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  4. I am implementing OG tags for first time and Its working for me Thanks alot.....

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  5. It does not work for me, I see the picture of the first post!
    I tried everything, but I can not solve the problem

    https://all-about-zodiac-signs.blogspot.com/

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    1. On which link you see the picture of the first post?

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    2. Homepage link
      http://all-about-zodiac-signs.blogspot.com

      Thanks for your help.

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    3. After debugging your open-graph tags, I found that you have too many "og:image" tags may be that's why Facebook is picking random image according to their criteria.

      To solve this issue I need your template file so that I can identify the problem and suggest you the solution. You can send me your template file via Contact form.

      How to Backup your Template

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  6. well i tried the code but
    og:type still shows "website" and not "article".

    Can you pls help me?

    homepage: http://www.autoforo.gr/

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    1. Hi Ang,

      Make sure you are using your profile link not page link to get [Facebook profile Id]

      If still you face any problem then message me via Contact Form.

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