Configuring the Facebook Settings for Your Content

Do you want to set the Facebook Title, Description and Image for your content?

This article will walk you through the easy steps to do this.

The instructions in this article apply to Posts, Pages, Media Attachments, any Custom Post Types, Categories, Tags and any Custom Taxonomies. We’re using the Add New Post screen in the screenshots below.

To get started, edit your content and scroll down to the AIOSEO Settings and click on the Social tab. You should see the Facebook tab where you’ll see the Facebook PreviewFacebook TitleFacebook DescriptionImage SourceVideo URL and Object Type settings.

Facebook settings in All in One SEO on the Edit Post screen

The Facebook Preview shows how your content should look when posted on Facebook based on the Title, Description and Image or Video you set. There are icons in the top right corner to view how it may look on desktop or mobile.

Facebook Preview showing the desktop and mobile icons

Setting the Facebook Title

To set the Facebook title for this content, click on one of our smart tags shown above the Facebook Title field.

Adding a smart tag to the Facebook Title field

You can also type the hash character ( # ) in the field to display a list of available tags you can choose from.

Typing the hash symbol displays a list of available tags to choose from

You can also enter text in the Facebook Title field or combine text with the smart tags to give you ultimate control over the title.

Setting the Facebook Description

To set the Facebook description for this content, click on one of our smart tags shown above the Facebook Description field.

You can also type the hash character ( # ) in the field to display a list of available tags you can choose from.

Adding a smart tag to the Facebook Description field

You can also enter text in the field or combine text with smart tags to give you ultimate control over the Facebook description.

Setting the Facebook Image

Next we’re going to set the image.

You can do this using the Image Source setting. Click the drop down to see the available choices.

You can select Custom Image and a Facebook Image setting will be displayed where you can upload an image, select an image from your Media Library or paste the URL for an image.

Setting the Image Source and Facebook Image

As an alternative to an image, you can also set a video. Just paste the URL for any video in the Video URL field.

Settings a video URL

Next, we’re going to set the Object Type.

You can set this in the Object Type drop down. Select the type that best describes this content.

Object Type setting for Facebook

Finally, you’ll see the Article Section and Article Tags fields. These fields are both optional.

Article Section and Article Tags fields in Facebook settings

The Article Section field can be used to list the category or categories your post is in.

The Article Tags field can be used to list the tags you’ve added to your post.

That’s all! You’ve now set the social meta that Facebook will use when this content is shared.

You can find the documentation for these settings in the Social Meta Settings Individual Post/Page Settings here.