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Klauwaart
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Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Post by Klauwaart » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:18 pm

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.

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Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Post by thh » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:33 pm

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

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Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Post by Klauwaart » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:36 pm

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.

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Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Post by onli » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:03 pm

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.

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Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Post by thh » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:58 am

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 ...

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Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Post by Klauwaart » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:17 am

Thank you so much for that.
That has done the trick.
Much appreciated.

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Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Post by Klauwaart » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:35 pm

You're welcome, sinistro.elli.

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Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Post by Klauwaart » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:55 pm

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

Can anyone help, please?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Post by onli » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:40 pm

But that's not a blank page. That's a password protected article. Maybe you did activate the password for this article by accident?

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Re: Possible bug in Serendipity or plugin?

Post by Klauwaart » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:32 pm

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/

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