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    Hi, I'm using a paid license on two sites, and I've been having issues with Blog2Social auto-post posting non-standard links to content that don't render as cards on social media accounts.

    Just as an example, I recently published a podcast episode, for which the canonical URL is:

    In this episode, selections from Chapter 2 of The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America. Notes Avdi Grimm on Patreon Get 2 weeks free at Graceful.Dev with coupon CACHEFLUSH Transcript This is the Cache Flush, a programmer's audio scrapbook. This is episode 11, recorded Sunday, April 30th, 2023. Today


    On social, Blog2Social posted it as: https://avdi.codes/?post_type=podcas...che=1683127875

    Note the non-canonical URL, and the weird "no_cache" parameter.

    This link works, but it resulted in ugly, no-preview rendering. Here's an example in LinkedIn:

    Click image for larger version

Name:	image.png
Views:	57
Size:	50.1 KB
ID:	6962

    By contrast, here's how it looks when I do the post myself, with the correct canonical URL:

    Click image for larger version

Name:	image.png
Views:	42
Size:	100.0 KB
ID:	6963

    How do I fix this?​

  • #2
    Hello,

    Thank you for reaching out and thanks for describing your request.

    The URL parameter you are seeing/sharing is likely implemented because of an active option in the network post templates.
    Option: Activate Instant Caching

    You can disable this option if you do not need it, since you only need it, if you are using varnish caching (HTTP accelerator to relieve your website).
    Blog2Social will add a "no-cache=1" parameter to the post URL of your link posts to ensure that the network always pulls the current meta data of your blog post.

    Furthermore:
    If a WordPress post has not been published on your website/blog, WordPress assigns a unique technical URL (internal ID) with the endling “?p=012345” as a link to your post.

    The following step-by-step guide will show you how to solve this behavior:
    How can I change the permalink in the post preview for scheduled social media posts?

    Best regards
    Alexander

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