Most of the VirtueMart websites are using Facebook Like button widget in their websites. But when a person click on the like button you need to pass correct structured data to Facebook so that your product information gets displayed correctly with correct product image on the liker's timeline. So it is just not about liking your page but let people know what exactly they like. It brings greater business possibility to your online store and help retain customers. And the only way to pass correct information to Facebook is through OGP tags. That's exactly what this plugin does within a minute.VM OG Meta Tag Plugin
enables you to integrate your Joomla and VirtueMart website into the Open Graph Protocol. The Open Graph Protocol enables you to integrate your Web pages into the social graph. By adding Open Graph tags to the of your website, you can classify and describe the content you attach Like buttons to. This allows Facebook to present the right image, category, and other information about your site when Likes of your content appear in news feed stories and user profiles. Your page will show up in the same places that Facebook pages show up around the site (e.g. search), and you can target ads to people who like your content. The structured data you provide via the Open Graph Protocol defines how your page will be represented on Facebook.
It not only take care of the VirtueMart pages but also take of your general Joomla Pages and Articles. You can even using the plugin in the site which does not use VirtueMart.
It's a FREE
plugin can be downloaded and used by everyone without any limitation. Compatible to Joomla! 3, Joomla 2.5, VirtueMart 3, VirtueMart 2.6 and VirtueMart 2.0.Detailed Product Description: http://www.virtueplanet.com/blog/vm-og-meta-tag-joomla-plugin/index.phpFree Download: http://www.virtueplanet.com/category/10-vm-og-meta-tag-plugin
We have installed this plugin on our VP ProMart Template demo site. Check the source code of the site to see the OGP Meta Tags on any page. Click on the Like button on product details page and you will find the product details with correct product image in your Facebook timeline.
Link of the demo sites:
VirtueMart 2: http://demos.virtueplanet.com/promart/
VirtueMart 3: http://demos.virtueplanet.com/merchant/