Improving how your self-hosted Story Map looks on social media

Stephen Sylvia
Sep 30, 2015 · 5 min read

A Quick Example

Essentials for Success

Getting Started

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Customize the Tags

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Meta tags shown with all default content in place

Title tag

<title>Syria: Epicenter of a Deepening Refugee Crisis</title>

Description tag

<meta name="description" content="Thousands of refugees, many of them fleeing the brutal conflict in Syria, are streaming across Europe in search of safety and security.">
<meta property="og:description" content="Thousands of refugees, many of them fleeing the brutal conflict in Syria, are streaming across Europe in search of safety and security."/>

Title Open Graph tag

<meta property="og:title" content="Syria: Epicenter of a Deepening Refugee Crisis"/>

Image tag

<meta name="og:image" content="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5805/21501430821_a55e9de5e0_c.jpg" />
<meta property="og:image:width" content="400" />
<meta property="og:image:height" content="300" />

Update Facebook’s Cache

Update Twitter’s cache

More Resources

Story Maps Developers' Corner

Learn best practices, read quick tips, and discover new…

Stephen Sylvia

Written by

A front end web developer working on Esri’s Story Maps team

Story Maps Developers' Corner

Learn best practices, read quick tips, and discover new ways to make your story map stand out from the crowd. Start creating your story at: http://storymaps.arcgis.com

Stephen Sylvia

Written by

A front end web developer working on Esri’s Story Maps team

Story Maps Developers' Corner

Learn best practices, read quick tips, and discover new ways to make your story map stand out from the crowd. Start creating your story at: http://storymaps.arcgis.com

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