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Feature image (3 posts)

  1. mariusveq
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I have a simple theme, with simple posts, mostly videos. I installed the plugin and I have featured image on. My problem, when it generates the thumbnail image, it automaticaly post's it in the post. So it's something like:

    Title post
    featured image
    embeded video

    I want it to show up only the embeded video, and I need the image so when I post the link on Facebook to take the image.

    Any idea how can I do that?

    Thank you,
    Marius

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/video-thumbnails/

  2. Pete
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Facebook decides based on the page content what to use as the image in the status update.

    Your theme is most likely displaying featured images in posts. It may or may not have an option to turn this off.

    You can try this, set your featured image to display:none; then insert the URL into facebook and see if it finds the hidden featured image.

  3. Sutherland Boswell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you're up for editing your theme, you can find the file responsible for the single post page (this may help) and then remove the section of code displaying the featured image. If you want it to still show for non-video posts, you could go a step further and just wrap the code in a conditional statement like

    <?php if( get_video_thumbnail() == null ) : ?>
    FEATURED IMAGE CODE HERE
    <?php endif; ?>

    As for the Facebook issue, you can use meta tags in the site's source to tell sites which image to use for sharing. A quick search turned up this plugin which should do it for you.

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