[Resolved] Facebook share issues
Aesthete is the theme used.
http://www.jwflyfishing.com is the website
I have buttons put in place and working except when I go to share an article from my site on facebook the picture for some articles is replaced with a gray empty box. others may have a couple choices of graphics but not necessarily ones in the article, I am really having a hard time with something I hoped would be very easy to do. I appreciated any and all help with this problem. Thanks again,
You either need to set a featured image for that post. Otherwise the plugin or Facebook does not know where to get the images from.
You can also enable the Image Meta Genie on my Plugin and it’ll automatically look for images in the post or page that you are sharing. If it doesn’t find one it looks for a header logo. If non of that turns up, it shows a gray box.
Yes all of my posts are supported with pictures and some with youtube vids. I have Image Meta Genie turned on and it still is not pulling any picture, just a gray box. I am wondering if Aesthete theme is unsupported, that is the theme I am using and I have now tried about 10 plugins to get social sharing up on my website and none of them work, I have even tried running them with another open graphing plugin running as well and nothing seems to work. If anyone has had the same thing happen or knows how to correct this I would certainly appreciate the help, thank you.
Make sure that you have set Aesthete to support Featured images.
put this in your functions.php file
add_theme_support( ‘post-thumbnails’ );
Can you elaborate on where to find the functions .php file. I really opologize for being half numb when it comes to wordpress. Thanks again,
dashboard/appearance/editor/functions – core.php
This is what I found for functions, is this where I should put
add_theme_support( ‘post-thumbnails’ ); ?
I think I found it! now where to add it or does it matter?
shouldn’t. Just make sure it’s not inside another function.
Ok I put the code in functions.php and now when you click on facebook link on pg 1 of website you have three choices of photos, however they do not come from the article you are trying to share. On pg 2 of website all share buttons are still getting gray box. Any other ideas? Thank you for all your help, I surely appreciated it.
page 2 just needs an image in the content. Then you’ll be good to go.
Thanks again for your continued support, pg two has 6 images and one youtube video. Do you have any idea why its not pulling one of them in?
I still am not able to get plugin to pull in any of my youtube videos so you can see a preview of the video. The previews that are working are the same 3 images and not article specific images. Does anyone know why? Thanks for your continued help, this is what makes WordPress so awesome, help is only a few key strokes away.
So you were able to get Featured Images to work? If that’s the case. You need to install something called Auto Featured Image. It helps with stuff like this a lot. It should work with Youtube videos and images.
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