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We have been opening a sharing popup (via with the URL like[title]=EXAMPLE&p[summary]=EXAMPLE&p[url]=EXAMPLE&p[images][0]=EXAMPLE 

and until some unknown point in the last month or so everything was fine.

What is happening now is; the popup dialog appears and correctly includes the Title, Description, Image and URL provided by the query string parameters, but when the post is submitted, the resulting wall post on Facebook is missing the Title, Description and Image, though it still links to the correct URL.

Does anyone know if there have been recent changes which could have suddenly stopped this from working?

Pre-empting some common responses:

  • "sharer.php URL was deprecated" - usage seemed to continue and it seemed the consensus was that it was largely considered to be sticking around - I haven't seen any specific indication that it should have suddenly ceased working - might have missed something

  • "Use JavaScript SDK/these OG meta tags" - not possible in my specific situation - just trust me ... I can explain if you REALLY want but it's really not relevant.

  • "Use the feed dialog" - not suitable due to lack of support for posting with attachments on FB pages



Facebook no longer supports custom parameters in sharer.php

The sharer will no longer accept custom parameters and facebook will pull the information that is being displayed in the preview the same way that it would appear on facebook as a post from the url OG meta tags.

Use dialog/feeds instead of sharer.php

Official answer from fb team

Sunday, December 25, 2022

There was a missing token and permission definition. This webpage has a simple example of how it suppose to look like:

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

No, there is no way to create Events with the API anymore.

Check out the following links:


You cannot create events via the Graph API.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

I've worked around this by providing a login link on the page using the php-SDK getLoginUrl() and having the users use that instead of doing a client-side call to the javascript login() function or using the facebook social/login plugin. It might run into drawbacks at some point, but for now this seems to work on machine(s) that have 3rd party-cookies disabled

Friday, October 7, 2022

I found a workaround - profile pictures of various sizes can still be accessed via an FQL query:

$pic = $facebook->api(array('method'=>'fql.query', 'query'=>"SELECT pic_big FROM user WHERE uid=$fb_uid"));

("pic_big" is equivalent to "type=large" - see here).

This still doesn't explain why the GRAPH call suddenly broke though, or why image sizes don't seem to be accessible via Graph at all anymore (which I'd still like to know)...but at least there's some way to get the other size photos.

Gotta love Facebook and their top-notch reliability...

Thursday, August 11, 2022
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