How to add Facebook author tags

A Facebook author tag is a tag that allows Facebook readers to follow the author of an article. The Yoast SEO plugin makes it easy to add Facebook author tags to your content. In this article, we’ll explain how you should go about this.

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Example of a Facebook author tag

To set up author tags for the authors on your site, you should first make sure you have enabled Facebook OpenGraph. Then, you should add the Facebook profile URL of your users to their WordPress author profile by following these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress website.

    When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’.

  2. Click on ‘Users’.

    When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘Users’.

  3. Click ‘Edit’ for the username of your profile or one of your author profiles.

  4. Under ‘Contact Info’, add the personal Facebook profile URL.

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  5. Click ‘Update User’.

TIP: The author name is only clickable when the linked profile allows followers. Turn that feature on with these steps.

Customizing this filter

You or your developer can use the wpseo_opengraph_author_facebook filter to customize this feature. Returning false will disable the feature.