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Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:18 pm
by Klauwaart
Hello,
I use Serendipity 2.1.4 (latest version) and also the Share plugin v 0.13.1.

The problem is: I shared an article on Facebook, and to my astonishment it showed the correct text of the article, but the picture that belonged to another article, that article was even in another category.

The link to my blog is https://www.vlaanderen-flanders.org.uk/s9y/ and the Facebookpage where I shared it is https://www.facebook.com/Vlaanderen-Fla ... 230772435/

Has anyone else come across this yet, or is it me doing something wrong?

Thank you in advance.

Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:33 pm
by thh
Klauwaart wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:18 pm
The problem is: I shared an article on Facebook, and to my astonishment it showed the correct text of the article, but the picture that belonged to another article, that article was even in another category.

The link to my blog is https://www.vlaanderen-flanders.org.uk/s9y/ and the Facebookpage where I shared it is https://www.facebook.com/Vlaanderen-Flanders-192784230772435/
By default, Facebook will use the first picture on the page you share.

The link from your Facebook page leads to a page where two articles are shown. The picture is taken from the first one.

It seems your link has been URL encoded once too much; it's https://www.vlaanderen-flanders.org.uk/s9y/index.php?%2Farchives%2F1-Toon-uw-hart-voor-mensen-die-het-moeilijk-hebben-aub%2C.html, but it should be https://www.vlaanderen-flanders.org.uk/s9y/index.php?/archives/1-Toon-uw-hart-voor-mensen-die-het-moeilijk-hebben-aub%2C.html

Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:36 pm
by Klauwaart
Hi thh,
Thank you for your quick reply.
I assume it must be the plugin which has done the double indexing then, or am I wrong?
All I did was click "Share".

Thanks again.

Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:03 pm
by onli
The plugin tries to set the proper meta data to get the right picture to facebook, but that can't work if Facebook does not understand the url and goes to the wrong page. That's a common problem, facebook does not understand the ?. Only known solution is to enable the URL rewriting in serendipitys configuration.

Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:58 am
by thh
onli wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:03 pm
Only known solution is to enable the URL rewriting in serendipitys configuration.
That's what I thought ...

Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:17 am
by Klauwaart
Thank you so much for that.
That has done the trick.
Much appreciated.

Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:35 pm
by Klauwaart
You're welcome, sinistro.elli.

Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:55 pm
by Klauwaart
I have a different problem now. :shock:
When I share a post from the blog on facebook, it sends you to a blank page when you click on the link.
The post itself (see 1st attachment) only displays the title on Facebook.
Image

When you click on the link in that post, you get the following result:
Image
The address of the above is http://www.vlaanderen-flanders.org.uk/s ... mf35EMxZY0

Can anyone help, please?
Thanks in advance.

Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:40 pm
by onli
But that's not a blank page. That's a password protected article. Maybe you did activate the password for this article by accident?

Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:32 pm
by Klauwaart
Yes, you are right.
I hadn't really spotted that.

However, it did surprise me when I went into the admin panel that in one of the sections there was a password set, I definitely did not set it, at least not as far as I am aware of,

Anyway, I just deleted that password and now the fault is completely gone.

Thank you so much for pushing me into the right direction/