When Facebook crawls your site, it uses the Canonical URL and links directly to this in all Facebook posts. This plugin prevents
Facebook from seeing the Custom Canonical URL entered into the Yoast SEO plugin. This means it will always
link to your own website, even if you’ve set the Canonical URL to another site.
The easiest way to install this plugin is via the WordPress Plugin Directory.
Alternatively, download the ZIP and upload it to your WordPress website. This plugin will start working as soon as it is activated.
Once installed, there are no settings to configure. All pages will have the Canonical URL removed whenever Facebook crawls your site.
Are there any settings?
What if Facebook has already cached a page on my site?
You can try using the Sharing Debugger to clear the Facebook cache.
Can I disable this for specific pages?
Unfortunatly not. It applies site-wide.
Contributors & Developers
“Remove Yoast Canonical URL for Social” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Alter the og:url meta tag too
- Rename the plugin
- Initial release