I have a WordPress website in Hebrew. Using Yoast for SEO and AddThis for sharing. Recently a lot of problems with Facebook sharing: Some posts share in "Gibbrish" - no image, no title and messed up description, some posts don't.

Tried to disable Yoast OG parameters, and tried to manually add descriptions for pages' social sections. I also check UTF settings and couple of Facebook plugins with no results.

  • Care to share the site address? Yoast adds FB data no problem normally. – Simon Hayter Jul 2 '14 at 12:59
  • @felix91 Have you install this version of WordPress he.wordpress.org – Anagio Jul 4 '14 at 14:25
  • @felix91 addthis also has language settings support.addthis.com/customer/portal/articles/… – Anagio Jul 4 '14 at 14:27
  • The only weird thing that I could find about your website is that it forbids head requests: $ curl --head http://www.agamy.co.il/ HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden – Stephen Ostermiller Jul 4 '14 at 14:42
  • @StephenOstermiller I get HTTP/1.0 200 OK => Date => Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:14:27 GMT Server => LiteSpeed Accept-Ranges => bytes Connection => close ETag => "467a-53b7351e-0" Last-Modified => Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:13:34 GMT Content-Type => text/html; charset=UTF-8 Content-Length => 18042 Pragma => public Cache-Control => public, max-age=3547 X-Powered-By => W3 Total Cache/0.9.4 Expires => Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:13:34 GMT – Anagio Jul 4 '14 at 23:15

I know it's a very old question, but you can debug that kind of problems with Facebook object debugger.

Here you can see your page OG Meta tags are messed up, I don't know why you're serving different content for Facebook (maybe all the bots?) but the culprit is the way your headlings.

[custom_headline type=" center level="h2" looks_like="h3" accent="true" professionals type="whole" class="center-text" no_margin="true" etc...

Looks some kind of plugin or maybe part of your theme to show headlines etc. But it's bugged. It has nothing to do with Hebrew or characters encoding.

  • Yes thank you, I found a way to deal with it. The debugger is my friend now... Facebook messing up everytihng – felix91 Dec 4 '15 at 10:55

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