AllEvents - Open Graph

Adding Open Graph meta information to your events.

Open Graph protocol can complete any webpage of the website in an object enriched in social networks. Open Graph is especially used in Facebook.

By installing and enabling any of the Open Graph plugins that are included with AllEvents, most tags will automatically be set for your page. For example, if you enable the AllEvents - Open Graph plugin, AllEvents will automatically set the title and description for your Joomla page using the title and description text to your event. The image used on Facebook will be set to the cover image found in the event.

Table of Contents

  1. Install the plugin
  2. Configure the plugin
  3. Frequently Asked Questions

Install the plugin

  1. Download the extension to your local machine as a zip file package.
  2. From the backend of your Joomla site (administration) select Extensions >> Manager, then Click the Browse button and select the extension package on your local machine. Then click the Upload & Install button to install module.
  3. Go to Extensions >> Plugin, find and click on AllEvents - Open Graph. Then enable it.

If you have problems installing or updating the extension, please try the manual installation process as described here: docs.joomla.org/Installing_an_extension

Configure the plugin

There are many options for you to customize your extension :

Event Options[event]

Option Description Type Value
Title If empty, event title will be set. It is recommended to leave this parameter empty. text
Type Set type list Activity, sport, bar, company, cafe, hotel, restaurant, cause, sports_league, sports_team, band, government, non_profit, school, university, actor, athlete, author, director, musician, politician, public_figure, City, Country, landmark, state_province, album, book, drink, food, game, product, song, movie, tv_show, blog, website, article(default:Activity)
Image Set image. If image will be not set here, plugin will try to find the image in event content. If event does not contain any image, plugin will try to search /images/aeopengraph/ folder for image which has the same name as event ID has (e.g. event ID=1 ==> 1.jpg). See documentation to understand this behaviour. media
Url If empty, event url will be set. It is recommended to leave this parameter empty text
Site Name Set site name - human-readable name of your site. If empty, site name from global configuration will be set. It is recommended to leave this parameter empty. text
Site Description Set site description. If empty, site description from events options will be set, if the description of event will be empty, global configuration will be set. Site Meta Description parameter will be used. textarea
Display (Event) Run the plugin for Events list Yes, No(default:1)

Common Options[common]

Option Description Type Value
Application ID Set Facebook Application ID text
Other Properties Set other properties. Separate each property value with semicolon (;). E.g. og:audio:title=Some Audio;og:audio:artist=SomeArtist textarea
Render Type Set if meta tag will be displayed with Name attribute or Property attribute list Name, Property(default:1)

Frequently Asked Questions

Wich data ?

  • og:title - Event title
  • og:type - Tyoe of event
  • og:image - Related picture of the event (poster, thumbnail, picture in the description,...)
  • og:url - Canonic URL of the event. So, ID of the event becomes the main element in the graph of the event
  • og:site_name - Website name
  • og:description - Event description

Wich image ?

If you don't set a specific image, the plugin try to set in order : cover image, poster, thumbnail, picture in the description