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Website Preview On Facebook!? (5 posts)

  1. Curtis Effland
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

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    Hi, I'm starting a blog and got most of it ready.

    I have one problem though: If I take the url of the website, and put it in the status box on Facebook, the preview picture is a picture that I had on the website (but deleted) and the description is "lorem impsum....".

    I know I can change the description by clicking on it, but I want to know how to change it so that it displays what I want by default.
    I also want to know how can I change the default picture that shows there.

    I'm using the akita theme.

    I've looked around the theme's settings to try and find wherever it said anything like 'lorem ipsum' and changed it to see if it afects the preview description on FB but it didn't work.

    Please help me. If you have any ideas that might fix this, let me know, it's worth trying!

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In order to work with this, one needs to include specific meta tags that Facebook 'observes' and uses when referring to a URL.

    Facebook Open Graph tags.

    Another way is to use a theme with Facebook integration or plugin.

  3. Curtis Effland
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, I would like to know if it is possible without changing the theme.

    Here's the link that I'm talking about, you can put it in your status update box on Facebook and wait for the preview to see what happens... I want to change both the photo(s) that shows up and the description.

    http://curtiseffland.tk/

    [Bold removed]

  4. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You have three options:

    1. Manually add the meta tags.
    2. Use a theme with Facebook Open Graph integration.
    3. Use a plugin.

    It will take some study and time to implement this if all of this is not already familiar to you.

  5. Curtis Effland
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for your replies. I'm not familiar with this but I will look into it if you're saying this is the answer to the issue.

    Thanks once again!

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