Meta Mate, Open Graph and Facebook

While developing a site with Rapid Weaver and Meta Mate, the Facebook Object Debugger is extremely useful. It shows exactly what Facebook and other services will see when they attempt to extract Open Graph information from your pages.

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Meta Mate 1.0.13 Released

Meta Mate 1.0.12 update

I’ve just released an update to Meta Mate, a meta tag management plugin for Rapid Weaver. 

The update brings the following improvements & fixes:

  • Added cruftless links option to page URL automation. Thanks Allan Bazinet for the excellent idea!
  • Re-added code that ensures the standard defaults are always present.
  • Meta Mate trello board is now public!

    Feel free to use it to report issues and suggest / vote for new features!
  • Fixed warning displayed when one attempts to publish or export a Meta Mate page.

I’d like to thank Allan one more time for suggesting such a great feature!

Learn more about Meta Mate.

Have any suggestions or questions? Let me know in the comments below!


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Meta Mate 1.0.12 Released!

I’ve just released an update to Meta Mate, a meta tag management plugin for Rapid Weaver. Added “keywords” predefined meta type, fixed the font rendering in the license view, and updated the warning displayed when one adds more than one instance to a project.

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How to Open Rapid Weaver in Terminal

You use RapidWeaver. You’ve downloaded the latest greatest plugin and can’t wait to try it out. You install it …and… nothing. After contacting the developer, and they go through basic trouble shooting with you. That goes no-where. Eager for more information on the issue, the developer asks you to please open RapidWeaver in the Terminal, and copy-paste any output to them.

This article describes exactly how to do this.

First, you’re going to open Terminal. It is located within the “Utilities” sub-folder of your standard “Applications” directory.

Terminal Location in OS X

Next, open Terminal.

Now find RapidWeaver, and drag it into the open Terminal window.

Drag RapidWeaver into the open Terminal window

Next, paste the following onto the end the line in Terminal that was created when you dropped RapidWeaver onto it:

/Contents/MacOS/RapidWeaver

Make sure that there is no space between “RapidWeaver.app” and the extra text you’ve pasted. It should look something like this:

Terminal Ready

Now, click inside the Terminal and press Enter. Notice that RapidWeaver will start, and some (possibly a lot!) text will appear in the Terminal window. This text is gold for developers.

If whatever issue you’re experiencing requires certain actions to replicate, perform those actions – RapidWeaver might be printing information related to the issue in the Terminal. After you’ve replicated the issue, select all of the text inside the Terminal window and paste it into an email, then send it off to whoever you’re working with.

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