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This ruby gem allow you to fetch data that follows the opengraph protocol, and lets you fetch data from custom metatags also.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'open_graphy'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install open_graphy


Firstly require the gem using:

require 'open_graphy'

To fetch opengraph data from a URL use:

movie = OpenGraphy.fetch("")

The fetch method returns an object with methods defined that can be used to access the data retrieved. A is also defined so you can check the existence of data before using it.

movie.title #=> "Coffee and Cigarettes"
movie.image? #=> true
movie.image #=> ""
movie.type #=> ""


By default the gem is set to look for og metatags. To fetch data from custom metatags you can configure the gem, the example below shows a typical configuration.

OpenGraphy.configure do |config|
  config.metatags = ["og:", "custom:tag:",]

When fetching data the default useragent is OpenGraphyBot, the example below shows a custom user agent being set.

OpenGraphy.configure do |config|
  config.user_agent = 'DataBot/0.6'


Copyright (c) 2016 OnTheBeach Ltd. See LICENSE.txt for further details.


  1. Fork it ([my-github-username]/open_graphy/fork )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request