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#1 2024-05-15 10:12:37

Gallex
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Facebook blocking website urls created with textpattern

facebook doesnt block post itself, but a link in it. says ‘‘nice try’‘.
im testing the url with facebook debugger like google suggest
https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/
but it doesn’t say that im violating facebook community rules!
here is example of url
wich link is blocked inside the post. by the way, frontpage link hasn’t blocked, only pages urls.

have anybody else have experienced the same issue?

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#2 2024-05-15 10:18:48

Dragondz
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Re: Facebook blocking website urls created with textpattern

Hi

I think it s due to the length limitration of textpattern url, by default it s 200, try to increase that to see if that solve your problem

Cheers.

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#3 2024-05-15 10:51:00

Gallex
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Re: Facebook blocking website urls created with textpattern

Dragondz wrote #337199:

Hi

I think it s due to the length limitration of textpattern url, by default it s 200, try to increase that to see if that solve your problem

Cheers.

genius!

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#4 2024-05-15 11:21:15

phiw13
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Re: Facebook blocking website urls created with textpattern

This came up a few days ago: here. FB adds tons of tracking junk to the URL.

Out of curiosity, can you post a sample of the URL how your server sees it ? not as it is posted on FB, although right-click and copy on the link on the FB page might give the same.


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#5 2024-05-16 08:39:24

colak
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Re: Facebook blocking website urls created with textpattern

We used to have zem_redirect, a plugin that sanitized the urls, from all such tracking strings.

I wish that the plugin could be updated for the new txp versions.


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#6 2024-05-16 15:41:35

jakob
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Re: Facebook blocking website urls created with textpattern

Out of interest, what doesn’t work about it? It never had any instructions so I have only a vague idea of what it did except from the from to attributes.
As far as I recall, it stripped all url parameters from the URL query string except for txp internally permitted ones. There were various collisions with other plugins that used query strings of their own, so a “remake” should perhaps have the possibility for users to specify permitted url variables.


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#7 2024-05-17 05:32:34

colak
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Re: Facebook blocking website urls created with textpattern

jakob wrote #337207:

Out of interest, what doesn’t work about it? It never had any instructions so I have only a vague idea of what it did except from the from to attributes.
As far as I recall, it stripped all url parameters from the URL query string except for txp internally permitted ones. There were various collisions with other plugins that used query strings of their own, so a “remake” should perhaps have the possibility for users to specify permitted url variables.

If I remember correctly, the plugin stopped working since the more flexible url patterns such as /breadcrumb/title and /section/category/title/ were implemented.

Edited to add that the plugin did indeed strip any non txp permitable parameters added by such sites as fb and others, and sanitised the url to its canonical state.

Last edited by colak (2024-05-17 07:01:41)


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#8 2024-05-18 08:28:51

Gallex
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Re: Facebook blocking website urls created with textpattern

phiw13 wrote #337202:

This came up a few days ago: here. FB adds tons of tracking junk to the URL.

Out of curiosity, can you post a sample of the URL how your server sees it ? not as it is posted on FB, although right-click and copy on the link on the FB page might give the same.

https://varaleidja.ee/maad/mueuea-2332-ha-maad-koos-vana-talukohaga-arula-kuelas?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR1jqQym7IUjUUjJGazDIoYCzpMOteHKbsESk6tEO6YqUOs316NvFmMmars_aem_AU8heUtWGi90-_5pAQ67dnlkMYnCJ8qz-HoFvDfZ3clm1dDjTFkDD2pQIsoxDsTPU4awAgwUKVBBZSCjCpwe01EP

Last edited by Gallex (2024-05-18 08:30:09)

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