How to change the og:url output

Facebook’s OpenGraph metadata allows users to share web pages on Facebook. When you add OpenGraph meta tags to your posts and pages, Facebook will display a preview with images and an excerpt when a link to your site is shared. One of the OpenGraph meta tags is the og:url tag. In this article, we’ll explain how you can change the og:url output.

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What does the og:url tag do?

The og:url tag pulls from the permalink of the post/page. When the permalink changes so will that og:url. The most common request to change the og:url is when a site migrates to https and wants to keep their previous share counts.

How to change the og:url output

You or your developer can use the wpseo_opengraph_url filter to customize this feature. Code examples can be found here.

If you do not have a developer and are not sure how to use the code or where it goes consider using a Yoast Partner who can help.