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If you’ve got double titles when sharing your WordPress posts on Google+, it’s probably due to duplicate OpenGraph tags, which might have been caused by the latest update to Jetpack, which added OpenGraph tags in version 2.0. If you’re already running a plugin that outputs the “og:” tags in your document head, you’ll have to disable one or the other.
For example, to have WordPress SEO by Yoast not output the OpenGraph tags, go to SEO – Social and disable Facebook OpenGraph. If you’d like to disable Jetpack’s OpenGraph support, you’ll have to write some code, preferably in a plugin file:
add_filter( 'jetpack_enable_open_graph', '__return_false' );
Other plugins might be different, but you get the idea.
Not a comment related to double titles or Google+, but does relate to what WordPress outs to Facebook and hoping you can offer some assistance…
When you share a URL on Facebook, the following copy is pulled through along with the article title, URL & photo:
Blog post at Website Name : Some copy from the article.
My question is, how can I get WordPress to stop spewing out ‘Blog post at Website Name :’
WordPress is not doing that, so it’s probably a plugin prepending the leading text. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s CommentLuv on your site :)
Thank you so much for a prompt reply and pointing me in the right direction. You were absolutley bang on right in your assumption of what plugin’s doing this! Thanks :-)
Thanks Konstantin, food for my ‘plugin hacks’ plugin. :)
You’re welcome :)
This worked like a charm. Just tested it on G+ and my bugged double titles are gone. Thank you for sharing, Konstantin.
You’re welcome Stijn :)
Awesome tip! I was just trying to figure out why this was happening yesterday.
Glad you found it useful Tommy :)