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[Plugin: WPBook] Image in post doesnt appear in facebook post. (6 posts)

  1. af3
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, I am using wpbook 1.4.1 and wp2.9.1; so far its working fine and I am getting all the post appearing on the facebook application as intended, blog is at http://donateyourjunk.com/ and facebook app is at: http://apps.facebook.com/donateyourjunks/

    However, the image posted in blog doesnt show up in the facebook apps. Not sure what I'm not doing right.. appreciate any help. thanks

  2. Brooke Dukes
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    af3,

    Are you using any plugins to upload your images? It seems that your images are being stored in the themes folder at least in the color printer article http://donateyourjunk.com/wp-content/themes/wpclassifieds/includes/timthumb.php?src=uploads/uploads/2010/01/31/39-1.jpg&w=200&h=80&zc=1

    WPBook works by "replacing" the default theme with a custom theme while inside of Facebook. This means that instead of themes/wpclassifieds/ WPBook sees wpbook/themes/blah blah blah you may need to upload the timthumb.php inside the includes folder of wpbook/theme.

    This is just a guess but I hope it points you in the right direction.

  3. af3
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, you were right!
    What I did what to actually add the absolute path to timthumb.php in the WPBook default index.php. It's working now.

    Not sure if this is the best approach tho' :(

  4. Brooke Dukes
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This isn't a bad approach. I'm sure they may be better ones out there, depedning how you use timthumb.php there may be (or you could write) a WordPress Plugin out there that will use a hook or grab the url from the plugin folder so you won't have to use the script from your theme's folder. As I said before though, this isn't a horrible solution (in my humble opinion)

    A word of warning though, keep a back-up copy of the index.php as you'll need to make the change again when/if you upgrade to the next version. There are many changes to index.php planned for the next version of WPBook.

    Glad you found a solution that worked though, happy blogging!

  5. mrmidjam
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you have the time could you please explain how to get the images working, as i have limited php knowledge :)

  6. John Eckman
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @mrmidjam - Are you using the same theme as af3? wpclassifieds?

    I'm not familiar with that theme or how it works

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