Social meta tags are one of the hardest things to grasp for website owners. They're not only difficult to understand and set, it can also be difficult to test social meta tags.

Just like the title and description of your site, social meta tags they are hidden pieces of text on your page that will guide the social networks in how your site, and brand, should be represented in status updates, news feed posts and other social channels. When they aren't set, you're leaving your first impressions to thousands of perspective users in the hands of what Facebook, Twitter, Google and other social networks 'think' is the best way to represent your content.

Learn more about the social meta tags you need to know about, how to set them, and how to verify them before sharing your content.

On May 1st, Facebook made a sweeping change to their programming interface. While there are many positives in this update, like longer-term stability, there were many surprises and changes that will affect your Joomla websites. If you're using JFBConnect for Joomla social network integration, you don't need to know the low-level details, but you should be aware of the bigger picture of how each change may impact you. We've broken them down into the standard good, bad, and ugly categories below to make things easier to digest.

LinkedIn has recently updated their application requirements and needs additional information about your site if you are using the authentication features of JFBConnect for Joomla social networking. The JFBConnect - LinkedIn Application setup guide has already been updated with these new settings. However, if you configured your application before the last few weeks, it's likely your Application is incorrect and LinkedIn authentication may break in the future. Please take the time to follow the steps below to verify your LinkedIn Application settings and ensure authentication using JFBConnect will continue to operate smoothly.

We've been using Mailchimp for our newsletters over the past few years and have been very happy with the features, but not so much the price. We recently switched to Sendy, the self-hosted newsletter suite, and have been extremely happy with the results. So much so that we released the only Sendy integration extension for Joomla. Read on to learn more about Sendy and our free integration package.

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