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Old 08-27-2014, 11:07 AM
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Just wanted to share with everyone the custom code we used on our XC 4.5.5 site to integrate Facebook Open Graph and Twitter Cards for mostly every page.

Let us know if you have questions or suggestions!

9-10-2014: Added fix for categories, php pages, static pages, and manufacturer pages. Also cleaned up coding.
10-27-2014: Added compatibility for special offers module pages

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<meta property="fb:admins" content="1099545101" /> <meta property="og:locale" content="en_US" /> <meta property="og:url" content="http://{$smarty.server.HTTP_HOST}{$smarty.server.REQUEST_URI}" /> <meta property="og:site_name" content="{$lng.lbl_site_name|default:$config.Company.company_name|amp}" /> <meta name="twitter:site" content="@silverhorseusa"> <meta name="twitter:creator" content="@silverhorseusa"> <meta name="twitter:title" content="{$meta_title}"> <meta name="twitter:domain" content="http://{$smarty.server.HTTP_HOST}"> {*Add {$smarty.server.REQUEST_URI} to end of content to enable full URL to show *} {if $main eq "product"} {assign var="prod_descr" value=$product.descr|default:$product.fulldescr} <meta property="og:type" content="product" /> <meta property="og:title" content="{$product.product|escape}" /> <meta property="og:description" content="{$prod_descr}" /> <meta property="og:image" content="{$product.image_url}" /> <meta property="product:price:amount" content="{$product.price}" /> <meta property="product:price:currency" content="USD" /> <meta name="twitter:card" content="product"> <meta property="twitter:description" content="{$prod_descr|truncate:'400':'...':false|strip_tags}"> <meta name="twitter:image:src" content="{$product.image_url}"> <meta name="twitter:data1" content="${$product.price}"> <meta name="twitter:label1" content="PRICE"> <meta name="twitter:data2" content="{$product.productcode}"> <meta name="twitter:label2" content="SKU"> {elseif $main eq "catalog" and $cat ne "0"} {assign var="cat_descr" value=$current_category.meta_description} <meta property="og:type" content="website" /> <meta property="og:description" content="{$cat_descr}" /> <meta property="og:title" content="{$meta_title}" /> <meta property="og:image" content="http://{$smarty.server.HTTP_HOST}/{$current_category.image_path}" /> <meta property="og:image:secure_url" content="https://{$smarty.server.HTTP_HOST}/{$current_category.image_path}" /> <meta name="twitter:card" content="summary"> <meta name="twitter:description" content="{$cat_descr}"> <meta name="twitter:image:src" content="http://{$smarty.server.HTTP_HOST}/{$current_category.image_path}"> {elseif $main eq "manufacturer_products"} <meta property="og:type" content="website" /> <meta property="og:description" content="{$manufacturer.meta_description}" /> <meta property="og:title" content="{$meta_title}" /> <meta property="og:image" content="{$manufacturer.image_url}" /> <meta property="og:image:secure_url" content="https://{$smarty.server.HTTP_HOST}/{$manufacturer.image_path}" /> <meta name="twitter:card" content="summary"> <meta name="twitter:description" content="{$manufacturer.meta_description}"> <meta name="twitter:image:src" content="{$manufacturer.image_url}"> {elseif $main eq "customer_offers"} {foreach name=offers from=$offers item=offer} <meta property="og:type" content="website" /> <meta property="og:description" content="{$offer.offer_name}" /> <meta property="og:title" content="{$meta_title}" /> <meta property="og:image" content="{$offer.image_url}" /> <meta name="twitter:card" content="summary"> <meta name="twitter:description" content="{$offer.offer_name}"> <meta name="twitter:image:src" content="{$offer.image_url}"> {/foreach} {else} <meta property="og:type" content="website" /> <meta property="og:description" content="Performance Dodge, Chevy, &amp; Ford Mustang Billet Parts &amp; Accessories" /> <meta property="og:title" content="{$meta_title}" /> <meta property="og:image" content="http://www.silverhorseracing.com/logo-images/SilverHorse%20Racing%20Logo.jpg" /> <meta property="og:image:secure_url" content="https://www.silverhorseracing.com/logo-images/SilverHorse%20Racing%20Logo.jpg" /> <meta name="twitter:card" content="summary"> <meta name="twitter:description" content="Performance Dodge, Chevy, &amp; Ford Mustang Billet Parts &amp; Accessories"> <meta name="twitter:image:src" content="http://www.silverhorseracing.com/logo-images/SilverHorse%20Racing%20Logo.jpg"> {/if}

Note that for
Code:
<meta property="og:title" content="{$meta_title}" /> ... <meta name="twitter:title" content="{$meta_title}">
to work. You must edit /include/templater/plugins/func.get_title.php

AFTER around line 115:
Code:
if (is_string($title)) { $title = str_replace(array("\n", "\r"), array('', ''), trim($title));

AND


AFTER around line 150:
Code:
if (empty($title_items)) $title_items = array($lbl_site_title); ....... $title = str_replace(array("\n", "\r"), array('', ''), trim(implode(' - ', $title_items)));*/

INPUT:
Code:
$smarty->assign('meta_title', $title);

Be sure to add twitter bot to your robots.txt file:
Code:
User-agent: Twitterbot Disallow:
***Note: Not all of this code is ours, we had some help from: http://forum.x-cart.com/showthread.php?t=66474
ALSO: This code becomes a little bit tricky if using CDSEO Pro, as the meta title,descriptions,keywords are all from CDSEO and will have to be assigned to a variable in php. If you'd like to see this work (we have ours working) PM me.
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Default Re: Facebook & Twitter Friendly XC 4.5.5

Very nice of you to share this. Its a hole in my knowledge, I appreciate it.
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Originally Posted by mcanitano
Just wanted to share with everyone the custom code we used on our XC 4.5.5 site to integrate Facebook Open Graph and Twitter Cards for mostly every page.

Let us know if you have questions or suggestions!

Code:
{if $main eq "product"} {assign var="prod_descr" value=$product.descr|default:$product.fulldescr} <meta property="og:locale" content="en_US"> <meta property="fb:admins" content="[ADMIN ID]" /> <meta property="og:type" content="website" /> <meta property="og:url" content="http://{$smarty.server.HTTP_HOST}{$smarty.server.REQUEST_URI}"/> <meta property="og:title" content="{$product.product|escape}" /> <meta property="og:description" content="{$product.descr}" /> <meta property="og:image" content="{$product.image_url}" /> <meta property="og:site_name" content="{$lng.lbl_site_name|default:$config.Company.company_name|amp}" /> <meta property="product:price:amount" content="{$product.price}" /> <meta property="product:price:currency" content="USD" /> <meta name="twitter:card" content="product"> <meta name="twitter:site" content="@XXXX"> <meta name="twitter:creator" content="@XXXX"> <meta name="twitter:title" content="{$product.product|escape}"> <meta name="twitter:description" content="{$prod_descr|truncate:'400':'...':false|strip_tags}"> <meta name="twitter:image:src" content="{$product.image_url}"> <meta name="twitter:data1" content="${$product.price}"> <meta name="twitter:label1" content="PRICE"> <meta name="twitter:data2" content="{$product.productcode}"> <meta name="twitter:label2" content="SKU"> <meta name="twitter:domain" content="http://{$smarty.server.HTTP_HOST}{$smarty.server.REQUEST_URI}"> {else} <meta property="og:description" content="[Here we input our custom description]" /> <meta property="og:locale" content="en_US" /> <meta property="fb:admins" content="1099545101" /> <meta property="og:type" content="website" /> <meta property="og:url" content="http://{$smarty.server.HTTP_HOST}{$smarty.server.REQUEST_URI}" /> <meta property="og:title" content="{$meta_title}" /> <meta property="og:image" content="[Here we inserted our company logo]" /> <meta property="og:image:secure_url" content="here we inserted our company logo" /> <meta property="og:site_name" content="{$lng.lbl_site_name|default:$config.Company.company_name|amp}" /> <meta name="twitter:card" content="summary"> <meta name="twitter:site" content="@XXXX"> <meta name="twitter:title" content="{$meta_title}"> <meta name="twitter:description" content="[Here we input our custom description]"> <meta name="twitter:creator" content="@XXXX"> <meta name="twitter:image:src" content="[Here we inserted our company logo]"> <meta name="twitter:domain" content="http://{$smarty.server.HTTP_HOST}"> {/if}

Note that for
Code:
<meta property="og:title" content="{$meta_title}" /> ... <meta name="twitter:title" content="{$meta_title}">
to work. You must edit /include/templater/plugins/func.get_title.php AFTER around line 150:
Code:
if (empty($title_items)) $title_items = array($lbl_site_title); ....... $title = str_replace(array("\n", "\r"), array('', ''), trim(implode(' - ', $title_items)));*/

Input:
Code:
$smarty->assign('meta_title', $title);


***Note: Not all of this code is ours, we had some help from: http://forum.x-cart.com/showthread.php?t=66474

Will it work on 4.6.1 Platinum?
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:35 AM
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Will it work on 4.6.1 Platinum?

I have not tested it, but I don't see there being any major issues using this on 4.6.1 since it is all meta tags. The only problem you may have is finding the code in /include/templater/plugins/func.get_title.php.
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Default Re: Facebook & Twitter Friendly XC 4.5.5

Edited first post. func.get_title.php needs the smarty variable assigned in two sections (was not passing title variable to smarty with static pages, now works)
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Default Re: Facebook & Twitter Friendly XC 4.5.5

Edited first post again. The only change here is the coding in smarty tpl.

9-10-2014: Category, php, static, and manufacturer pages now work as they should, and the code has been cleaned up

10-15-2014: Manufacturer page images now work correctly
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Default Re: Facebook & Twitter Friendly XC 4.5.5

Added Special Offers compatibility

(i.e. if posting a link like: www.example.com/offers.php?mode=offer&offerid=31)
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Any update on this for 4.7.x branch? With and without CDSEO Pro?
Figured I'd ask before I play with it, as it might save some time.
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