How do I set the social share image, title and description for pages and posts?

To set the social share title and description for your main page and other pages and posts, you will need to set the SEO title and description under the Yoast SEO settings on the page or post. This information long with your page or post featured image will automatically be used for social shares. If you don't set an image or SEO options, then the Georgia State logo and title of the page and site will be used automatically. 

If you wish to set up a different title, description or image for social sharing or your page or post doesn't have a featured image, you can set these in the Facebook section of Yoast settings as well. We recommend always setting the share image to ensure optimal display as the aspect ratios required for sharing are different than the featured image.

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn all recommend 1.91:1 aspect ratio image. the maximum character length for Facebook and Twitter vary. While your Facebook title can be up to 150 characters, Twitter limits it to just 70. And the description can be no longer than 124 characters compared to 150 for Facebook. Linkedin does not show a description. Always try to include a reference to Georgia State in your title or description.

After setting these options, you will need to clear the cached version for each social share network using the following tools: 


If you aren't see the Yoast SEO sharing setting, go to the SEO/social option in the WordPress dashboard and enable Facebook and optionally, twitter. If you don't enable twitter, the Facebook settings will be used for twitter as well.





Facebook for Developers: Place the URL here and press "debug". This will load what the social share image, title and description will look like on Facebook's platform (excluding Instagram).


Twitter Developers: Place the URL in the Card URL feed and press "Preview card". This will load what the social share image, title and description will look like on Twitter's platform.


LinkedIn Post: Place the URL in the Card URL feed and press "Inspect". This will load what the social share image, title and description will look like on LinkedIn's platform.





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