I'm using Magento CE 1.9 and I just tried to share a product on facebook. Worked like a charm except all the css of the text block was included :(

Can someone point me in the right direction as to how to fix this? Thanks.

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2 Answers 2


I guess that you have send descrition

Used $this->htmlEscape() for you variable to remove html tag from string 


Edit: change

urlencode(trim($_helper->productAttribute($_product, nl2br($_product->getShortDescription()), 'short_description')));


urlencode(trim($this->htmlEscape($_helper->productAttribute($_product, nl2br($_product->getShortDescription()), 'short_description'))));

Edit:use basic php function strip_tags to remove all html tag from string

 urlencode(trim( strip_tags($_helper->productAttribute($_product, nl2br($_product->getShortDescription()), 'short_description'))));
  • Which file should I edit this in? Sorry but I am not very familiar with Magento. Thanks.
    – sarovarc
    Sep 1, 2014 at 5:59
  • app\design\frontend\yourpackage\yourtemplate\template\catalog\product\view\sharing.phtml
    – Amit Bera
    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:10
  • That didn't work :/
    – sarovarc
    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:28
  • I changed the following line to: <?php $_u = 'p[url]=' . $_productUrl . '&p[images][0]=' . $_productImageUrl . '&p[title]=' . $_productName . '&p[summary]=' . urlencode(trim($_helper->productAttribute($_product, nl2br($_product->getShortDescription()), 'short_description'))); ?> TO: <?php $_u = 'p[url]=' . $_productUrl . '&p[images][0]=' . $_productImageUrl . '&p[title]=' . $_productName . '&p[summary]=' . urlencode(trim($_helper->productAttribute($_product, nl2br($this->htmlEscape($_product->getShortDescription())), 'short_description'))); ?>
    – sarovarc
    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:29
  • is it not work?
    – Amit Bera
    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:43

Not sure if this still requires an answer however your problem is because you have not implemented Facebook's OpenGraph Tags...If more information is required please reply here

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