October 1st, 2013
Open Graph Protocol enables you to integrate your Web pages into the social graph and VM OG Meta Tag Plugin enables you to integrate your Joomla and VirtueMart website into the Open Graph Protocol. By adding Open Graph tags to the of your website, you can classify and describe the content you attach Like buttons to. This allows Facebook to present the right image, category, and other information about your site when Likes of your content appear in news feed stories and user profiles. The type of tags you choose also define the functionality of your Like buttons. Including Open Graph tags on your Web page, makes your page equivalent to a Facebook Page. This means when a user clicks a Like button on your page, a connection is made between your page and the user. Your page will appear in the “Likes and Interests” section of the user’s profile, and you have the ability to publish updates to the user. Your page will show up in the same places that Facebook pages show up around the site (e.g. search), and you can target ads to people who like your content. The structured data you provide via the Open Graph Protocol defines how your page will be represented on Facebook.
Most of the VirtueMart websites are using Facebbok Like button widget in their websites. But when a person click on the like button you need to pass correct structured data to Facebook so that your product information with image gets displayed to the user’s timeline. So it is just not about liking your page but let people know what exactly they like. It brings greater business possibility to your online store and help retain customers. And the only way to pass correct information to Facebook is through OGP tags. That’s exactly what this plugin does within a minute.
It not only take care of the VirtueMart pages but also picks correct images for your standard Joomla page including Articles on the go.
Installation and configuration of the plugin is very easy. Just install and publish it from your Plugin Manager. You can also pick specific site type, global image etc from the settings area.
We have installed this plugin on a demo site. Check the source code of the site to see the OGP Meta Tags on any page.
It’s a FREE product can be downloaded and used by everyone without any limitation.
Support is available only for Club Members through our Forum.
To know more about Open Graph visit Facebook Open Graph Protocol Developers page or Open Graph Official website.