Twitter sharing not working
How to view Twitter sharing data
There are a number of reasons that sharing on Twitter fails to display correctly. Twitter’s card validator will provide you with a lot of information that might help narrow down the issue.
- Go to Twitter’s card validator.
Login, if requested.
- Enter the URL you wish to check.
- Click ‘Preview card’.
A preview is displayed under ‘Card preview’.
Twitter shows the wrong title, description, or image
The most common cause for Twitter using the wrong image is wrong or multiple Twitter meta tags. Please view the source code for the page.
Multiple sets of Twitter meta tags
If the source code has multiple sets of Twitter meta tags, another plugin or theme feature is setup to create tags. If you are unsure what outputs the additional tags, a conflict check can help.
One set of Twitter meta tags
If the source code has one set of Twitter meta tags and the tags have the correct information but Twitter doesn’t use it, the URL was likely shared recently. Your content is cached by Twitter for 7 days after a link to your page with card markup has been published in a tweet.
If the source code has one set of Twitter meta tags and the tags have the wrong information, please check that custom tags have been set correctly.
Twitter doesn’t show an image
The card validator can, also, be used on direct image URLs to check for errors.