OG — Better Share on Social Media


No configuration, pure power.

We believe this plugin is the best option for beginners because it has no configuration, you need only install and activate it – all magic will be done!

See room for improvement?

Great! There are several ways you can get involved to help make OG better:

  1. Report Bugs: If you find a bug, error or other problem, please report it! You can do this by creating a new topic in the plugin forum. Once a developer can verify the bug by reproducing it, they will create an official bug report in GitHub where the bug will be worked on.
  2. Suggest New Features: Have an awesome idea? Please share it! Simply create a new topic in the plugin forum to express your thoughts on why the feature should be included and get a discussion going around your idea.
  3. Issue Pull Requests: If you’re a developer, the easiest way to get involved is to help out on issues already reported in GitHub. Be sure to check out the contributing guide for developers.

Thank you for wanting to make OG better for everyone!


There are 3 ways to install this plugin:

The super-easy way

  1. Login to your WordPress Admin panel.
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  3. Type ‘OG’ into the Search Plugins field and hit Enter. Once found, you can view details such as the point release, rating, and description.
  4. Click Install Now. After clicking the link, you’ll be asked if you’re sure you want to install the plugin.
  5. Click Yes, and WordPress completes the installation.
  6. Activate the plugin.
  7. That’s all. The plugin does not have any configuration.

The easy way

  1. Download the plugin (.zip file) on the right column of this page
  2. In your Admin, go to the menu Plugins > Add
  3. Select the button Upload Plugin
  4. Upload the .zip file you just downloaded
  5. Activate the plugin
  6. That’s all. The plugin does not have any configuration.

The old and reliable way (FTP)

  1. Upload OG folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activa el plugin a través del menú de ‘Plugins” en WordPress
  3. That’s all. The plugin does not have any configuration.


How do I configure the Open Graph plugin?

There is nothing to configure and there is no admin page. By default, it will use standard WordPress data which can populate the Open Graph.

I installed OG and … nothing happens!

Please be patient, sometimes you need more a day to see results. The reason for this is the cache on Facebook. But check your plugins too and if you use caching plugins, try to do “flush cache” on your site.

You can force FB to refresh OpenGraph data by using this page https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/sharing/. Just go to Sharing Debugger, enter your URL and hit the button “Scrap Again”.

What is OpenGraph?

The Open Graph protocol enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph.  Most notably, this allows for these pages to be used with Facebook’s Like Button and Graph API.

The Open Graph plugin inserts the Open Graph metadata into the page head section and provides filters for other plugins and themes to override this data, or to provide additional Open Graph data.

What plugin add for all types of content?

  • og:locale – site locale
  • og:site_name – blog title
  • og:title – post/page/archive/tag/… title
  • og:url – the post/page permalink
  • og:type – “article” for single content and “website” for all others
  • og:description – site description
  • og:site_name – site name

What plugin add for single content?

All above and more:

  • og:image: From a specific custom field of the post/page, or if not set from the post/page featured/thumbnail image, or if it doesn’t exist from the first image in the post content, or if it doesn’t exist from the first image on the post media gallery, or if it doesn’t exist from the default image defined in the options menu. The same image chosen here will be used in the enclosure and media:content of the RSS feed.
  • og:video – add links to YouTube movies.
  • article:author – author of post link
  • article:published_time – date of first article publication
  • article:modified_time – date of last article modification
  • article:tag – tags used in the post
  • twitter:card – summary
  • twitter:title – the same line as og:title
  • twitter:description – the same as og:description
  • twitter:image – the same as og:image
  • twitter:player – the same as og:video
  • og:see_also – Pinterest related if you use the supported “related posts” plugin.

What plugin should I add for a single WooCommerce product?

All above and more:

  • og:price:amount – price amount
  • og:price:currency – price currency
  • og:availability – stock status

How plugin get video data?

The plugin grabs data from the content, and if it contains a YouTube URL, it tries to get a movie thumbnail and use it in og:image.

If the post contains YouTube or Vimeo links, this plugin saves it as a post meta video thumbnail link and adds it to og:image as a post thumbnail.

I want to set og:image manually

Please install small add-on: OG — Addon: og:image. The new meta box on the side should allow you to choose the og:image manually.

If I need to change some values?

You can use the Simple SEO Improvements plugin, which is integrated with OG, to:

  • set a default image
  • set facebook app_id
  • set twitter id


You can use not supported meta tags:

  • og:logo – to turn on use add_filter( 'allow_og_logo', '__return_true' ).

I need more!

Rich filter implementation allows you to change almost every output of this plugin, but this is for technicians: Learn more on the OG Plugin Documentation Site.


11 de Junio de 2024 1 respuesta
I installed the plugin in our website and tried to post several posts from our website on our facebook page, but the feathered images did not show up. Is it possible to look at this issue? For your information, I had this problem before installing the plugin, thinking the plugin may fix the problem. But actually nothing changed.Thank you very much.
9 de Febrero de 2024 1 respuesta
Where other plugins (including some big names) failed for my website, this one did the job just fine. Straight out of the box. Thank you very much.
21 de Diciembre de 2023 1 respuesta
Thank you for creating a nice plugin, love it.
6 de Diciembre de 2023 1 respuesta
As Goldilocks said, it’s Just Right! Not a bloated collection of too many options, it’s just enough to do what’s needed, and nothing more.
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Historial de cambios

Project maintained on github at iworks/og.

3.3.0 (2024-02-14)

  • An issue with the WPML plugin has been fixed. #15. Props for Armsportstore.com.
  • The iWorks Rate module has been updated to version 2.1.6.
  • Include files have been hardened.
  • Integration with the [WooCommerce] plugin has been improved.
  • Integration with the [Debug Bar] plugin has been added.

3.2.7 (2023-12-21)

  • The filter og/term/meta/thumbnail_id_name has been added. It allows you to change the term meta name with a thumbnail ID (the default is image). Props for John. #14
  • The filter og/term/meta/thumbnail_url has been added. It allows you to change the term meta name with a thumbnail src (the default is image_url).
  • The iWorks Rate module has been updated to version 2.1.6.

3.2.6 (2023-12-01)

  • Quotations have been removed from $wpdb->prepare().
  • The function date() has been replaced by the function gmdate().
  • The function strip_tags() has been replaced by the function wp_strip_all_tags().
  • The iWorks Rate module has been updated to version 2.1.4. #13
  • The usage of WPDB objects has been improved.

3.2.5 (2023-11-20)

  • When a site was in debug mode, the set_transient() function was called improperly. It has been fixed. Props for X-Raym & John Blackbourn.

3.2.4 (2023-11-02)

  • Schema “tagline” has been removed by default. Use the og_allow_to_use_schema_tagline filter to turn it on (not recommended).

3.2.3 (2023-06-09)

  • Schema “tagline” has been set as the site slogan.

3.2.2 (2023-05-30)

  • The og:logo has been removed; it can be used with the filter allow_og_logo. See the FAQ for more details.
  • The og_logo_size filter has been added; it allows you to change the logo size; the default is “full”.
  • The get_site_logo() function has been refactored.
  • Unnecessary trailing slashes have been removed. Props for Oliver

3.2.1 (2023-04-18)

  • Added og_image_size filter to allow changing default image size in OpenGraph data. Props for uk03.

3.2.0 (2023-04-18)

  • The transient cache has been disabled if site is in WP_DEBUG mode.
  • The property og:logo has been added.
  • An additional check for the wp_get_attachment_image_src() function has been added. Props for mauroaddari.
  • Added integration with WPML to set og:locale:alternate for single entries.

3.1.9 (2022-11-21)

  • Added og_head_link_rel_image_src_enabled filter to disable head link output.
  • Added og_head_meta_title_image_enabled filter to disable head meta output.

3.1.8 (2022-11-08)

  • Fixed two PHP warnings due to a lack of an array index. Props for Leonidas.

3.1.7 (2022-08-16)

  • Fixed issue with Reading Time WP it returns a string instead of a number if the reading time is less than 1 minute. Props for Radosław Serba.

3.1.6 (2022-08-05)

  • Removed post data if it is a password protected entry (content, taxonomies). Props for [cris](http://og.iworks.pl/2022/06/23/3-1-5/#comment-3].

3.1.5 (2022-06-23)

  • Added integration with  the Twitter plugin to use data from this plugin: twitter:site, twitter:widgets and single content settings.

3.1.4 (2022-06-02)

3.1.3 (2022-05-11)

  • Fixed PHP warning when image has no alt. Props for samoreen.
  • Fixed try to set cache for an empty value.

3.1.2 (2022-02-25)

  • Added check is an array for og:image to avoid warning. Props for Charles Smith.
  • Changed Plugin URI from http://iworks.pl/en/plugins/og/ to http://og.iworks.pl/.

3.1.1 (2022-02-24)

  • Featured image for single content should be first.
  • Added limit to Pinterest og:see_also. It must be 6 or fewer.

3.1.0 (2022-02-23)

3.0.3 (2022-02-23)

  • Added the filter og_is_schema_org_enabled to disable Schema.org output.
  • Updated iWorks Rate to 2.1.0.

3.0.2 (2022-02-12)

  • Fixed the misspelled filter name og_wp_head_prioryty into og_wp_head_priority. Props for Armsportstore.com.

3.0.1 (2022-02-10)

  • Excludes itemscope for the WP-Sitemap stylesheet. Props for Jasper
  • Fixed article:author values, according to ogp.me
  • Unified article:author and profile values.

3.0.0 (2022-02-09)

2.9.9 (2022-02-08)

  • Fixed older PHP issues.

2.9.8 (2022-02-08)

  • Added for itemscope itemtype to HTML using language_attributes filter. Props for Michał Ruszczyk.

2.9.7 (2022-02-03)

  • Added integration with the plugin Categories Images.
  • Added the filter filter_og_get_image_dimensions_by_id to allow getting image data by attachment_ID.
  • Added twitter:image:alt.
  • Shortened twitter:description length to 200 characters. More: Cards.

2.9.6 (2022-01-20)

  • Updated iWorks Rate to 2.0.6.

2.9.5 (2021-12-29)

  • Added the filter og_wp_head_priority to allow changing wp_head priority.

2.9.4 (2021-11-19)

  • Added og_og_array filter to a part of the OpenGraph array.
  • Added og_article_array filter to a part of the OpenGraph array.
  • Added og_twitter_array filter to a part of the OpenGraph array.
  • Added og_schema_array filter to a part of the OpenGraph array.
  • Added og_profile_array filter to a part of the OpenGraph array.
  • Added integration with Reading Time WP for Twitter.
  • Added support for twitter:label and twitter:data.

2.9.3 (2021-11-08)

  • Added author gravatar as twitter:image on author archive.
  • Added Schema.org HTML meta tags.
  • Fixed a missing og:url on an author archive page.
  • Fixed a missing Twitter on a single page.
  • Improved og:url for the search results page.
  • Renamed plugin into “OG – Better Share on Social Media”.
  • Updated iWorks Rate to 2.0.4.

2.9.2 (2021-06-30)

  • Added og:brand as integration with a few plugins.
  • Added og:description into author page (from user bio).
  • Added product:category for WooCommerce product categories.
  • Added product:retailer_item_id for WooCommerce SKU.
  • Added product:tags for WooCommerce product tags.
  • Updated iWorks Rate to 2.0.3.

2.9.1 (2021-06-23)

  • Added check that the image exists instead of just processing.
  • Renamed directory vendor into includes.
  • Updated iWorks Rate to 2.0.0.

2.9.0 (2021-03-31

  • Added og_allow_to_use_thumbnail filter to disable feature image as og:image.
  • Added og_allow_to_use_vimeo filter to disable Vimeo movie thumbnail as og:image.
  • Added og_allow_to_use_youtube filter to disable YouTube movie thumbnail as og:image.
  • Added og_check_add_video_thumbnails_by_post to disable the video from a post, by post (second parameter is $post).
  • Added og_get_locale to filter locale.
  • Added og_set_transient_expiration filter, default is DAY_IN_SECONDS.

2.8.9 (2020-10-21)

  • Added response code check for YouTube thumbnails. Props for Biblioteka Targówek.
  • Added fallback for YouTube thumbnails: maxresdefault -> hqdefault -> 0.

2.8.8 (2020-10-16)

  • Added is_author() page with og:profile values and user gravatar as og:image.

2.8.7 (2020-10-05)

  • Fixed og:image order issue, move thumbnail was offered first, instead of entry featured image. Props for Maurício Varallo II.

2.8.5 (2020-06-20)

  • Fixed minor issue with og:type.

2.8.4 (2020-06-20)

  • Added Pinterest og:see_also tag when YARPP plugin is used and post has related posts.
  • Fixed og:image:alt value, now we use ALT first.
  • Improved og:audio tag on audio attachment page.
  • Improved og:video tag on video attachment page.
  • Improved usage with Orphans plugin.

2.8.3 (2020-06-03)

  • Fixed problem with wrong database query param.

2.8.2 (2020-06-03)

  • Added Vimeo video support for og:image and og:video.
  • Improved default YouTube images, now it is saved with SSL.
  • Removed array sum code it is incompatible with older PHP.

2.8.1 (2020-06-03)

  • Added dimensions and type for YouTube images if it is possible.
  • Added filter og_twitter_creator for easy setup of Twitter @username of a creator.
  • Added multiple og:image for all YouTube movies.
  • Removed post meta for YouTube images when movies were deleted from the entry.
  • Use SSL for YouTube images if a site is on SSL.

2.8.0 (2020-06-03)

  • Removed Facebook check for allowed locales.
  • Fixed Twitter summary_large_image issue.
  • Added filter og_twitter_site to easy setup Twitter @username for site owner.

2.7.9 (2020-06-02)

  • Improved cache key – now it includes plugin version, to avoid getting older cache.

2.7.8 (2020-06-02)

  • Fixed an issue with no featured image, but with multiple images in the content. Props for anthonykung

2.7.7 (2020-06-01)

  • Added og:image:secure_url for images with HTTPS URL. Props for mociofiletto
  • Improved attachment page OpenGraph tags.
  • For entry without thumbnail get all content images into og:image.

2.7.6 (2019-08-18)

  • Added filter og_profile to allow change profile values. Props for edmorrow

2.7.5 (2019-05-15)

  • Fixed missing og:image:alt for featured image.

2.7.4 (2019-04-25)

  • Fixed a problem with og:image content for a document with featured image and images in the content. Props for sudoranger

2.7.3 (2019-04-23)

  • Added “summary_large_image” for twitter:card if attached image has a width bigger than 520px. Props for Bobby Eberle.

2.7.2 (2019-04-13)

2.7.1 (2019-04-13)

  • Added locale string into cache settings to be able to handle languages. Props for Oleksandr Omelchenko.
  • Added cache locale value inside the class object.

2.7.0 (2018-10-21)

  • Added proper og:url for custom post archive page. Props for cabaltc.
  • Added proper og:url for a day, month and year archive page.
  • Added proper og:url for a search result.
  • Added proper og:url for taxonomy archive page.
  • Removed OpenGraph from the 404 page.

2.6.2 (2018-10-11)

  • Fixed blog posts page og:url. Props for cabaltc.

2.6.1 (2018-09-06)

  • Added esc_url for image src value.
  • Striped tags from OG tag value.

2.6.0 (2018-06-04)

  • Added attached audio files to og:audio tag.
  • Added attached video files to og:video tag.
  • Added og:update_time tag.
  • Added transient cache for single entries to decrease DB usage.
  • Updated Facebook locales list.

2.5.3 (2018-05-09)

  • Remove debug function, which broke the whole plugin.

2.5.2 (2018-05-08)

  • Added filter og_description_words to allow change og:description length.
  • Fixed a problem with striping the last word. Props for intrex.
  • We are back to trim og:description to 55 words (it is the default for wp_trim_words() function).

2.5.1 (2018-04-16)

  • Added og:image:width and og:image:height for first content image from the site URL.

2.5.0 (2018-04-14)

  • Added og:image:width and og:image:height for featured image.

2.4.9 (2018-02-27)

  • Remove filter “the_content” to avoid incompatibility with some plugins.

2.4.8 (2018-02-19)

  • Added first content image to og:image if featured image is not set. Props for andreyenkin.

2.4.7 (2017-09-26)

  • Added filter “og_[og_name]_value” to change single og value.
  • Added og:type for post formats “audio” and “video”.
  • Fixed og:type for WooCommerce product. Props for shaharsol.

2.4.6 (2017-09-13)

  • Removed limit for og:description.

2.4.5 (2017-06-13)

  • Added filter “og_array” which allows to change the whole OG array before printing it.

2.4.4 (2017-05-20)

  • Fixed site crash when WooCommerce is active. Props for JLY.

2.4.3 (2017-05-09)

  • Update “Rate” module to 1.0.1 – fixed wrong rate URL for non-English.

2.4.2 (2017-05-03)

  • Added tags “og:video” and “twitter:player” for YouTube embed movies.
  • Added WooCommerce integration for tags: “og:price:amount”, “og:price:currency” and “og:availability”.
  • Improved description tag, when entry content is empty, add entry title as description.

2.4.1 (2016-10-26)

  • Fixed problem for pages and another single content. At this moment OG works for all types of single entries.
  • Added ask for the rating on the plugin page.
  • Short Twitter description.

2.4.0 (2016-04-10)

  • Fixed the problem with proper preparation for localization.
  • Fixed the profile by grabbing the YouTube image.
  • Implement WordPress code standard for PHP code used in the plugin.

2.3.0 (2016-02-03)

  • Added categories as og:section.
  • Added esc_attr to headers tags.
  • Added msapplication-TileImage.
  • Added og:site_name.
  • Added profile:first_name, profile:last_name & profile:username props for Arek.
  • Added tags.
  • Added Twitter tags.
  • Added usage of site icon when is no icon – all cases.

2.2.0 (2015-08-19)

  • IMPROVEMENT: added the site icon as og:image for the home page.

2.1.0 (2015-05-21)

  • IMPROVEMENT: added checking site locale with Facebook allowed locale.

2.0.0 (2014-12-11)

  • IMPROVEMENT: added check to post_content exists for CPT without this field.
  • IMPROVEMENT: added og:author link
  • IMPROVEMENT: big refactoring
  • IMPROVEMENT: added filters, see FAQ section

1.0.0 (2014-10-02)