Missing fb:App_id Error - What It Is and How To Fix

Published: 4 weeks ago

This article will walk you through the best ways to fix the common WordPress error of "The Following Required Properties Are Missing: fb:App_id Error", discussing what it means and how to fix it. This is something that you'll probably encounter when using the Facebook Sharing Debugger, like so:

Warnings that should be fixed, missing properties.

Why Does This Facebook Error Show On My WordPress Site?

This error shows because (as stated), your website is missing the fb:app_ID. This is an API designed to help Facebook connect with your website, offering you and the company deeper insights into shares and reactions to that specific element of content.

The fb:app_ID isn't something that's automatically installed, so unless you manually take action, this error will show. If you have added it, it'll show in your websites <head> as a meta tag; that's what the Sharing Debugger is looking for.

<meta property="fb:app_id" content="APPID"/>

It's not the end of the world if you have the missing: fb:App_id error, and you won't have any negative impacts in terms of Facebook or SEO... but you will be missing out sharing insights.

Facebook's definition of what app_id is and what it does.

If you want to fix this error on your website, keep reading. If you don't care, you can simply disregard the error.

How Do I Fix Missing fb:app_id?

Here's how to fix the Sharing Debugger "Missing Properties: The following required properties are missing: fb:app_id" error. This section will offer several ways to fix the error.

The first step is to actually make/get a fb:app_id. To do that, make an app on Facebook with your Website URL. This should take under 5 minutes. Then, get your app ID.

  1. Register as a developer with Facebook
  2. Generate the app (documentation and instructions)

Copy and paste the App ID from your Facebook Developers App page.

Now that you have the ID, choose one of the solutions outlined below on how how install it on your website.

Use A SEO Plugin Like Rankmath

Most SEO plugins like Yoast or Rankmath have a field that you can use add the FB app ID to your website. We like Rankmath and use it on our websites. To install the FB App_ID, navigate to the titles and meta settings page, click the social meta tab, and paste the ID in.

Problem fixed!

Use A Social Plugin Like NovaShare

We also use NovaShare, a super light social sharing plugin (more info on lightweight plugins here) on this site, and they have a field to add a Facebook App ID as well.

Paste it in, save your settings, and you're good to go!

Manually Install With a Code Snippets Plugin

You can use any code snippets plugin for WordPress to manually install the app id meta tag. We like using SCORG (our review), but there are several great solutions on the market when it comes to adding code to a WordPress site.

Simply add a new snippet that's HTML/PHP, set the location to wp_head, and paste in the following (replace APPID with your actual app ID).

<meta property="fb:app_id" content="APPID"/>

We hope this article helped you fix the the common Following Required Properties Are Missing: fb:App_id Error. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us in the comments section below.

Additional info: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10836135/when-do-i-need-a-fbapp-id-or-fbadmins

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