Support » Plugin: Add Link to Facebook » Image Path from custom Field

  • Hi,

    my pictures are not attached to the posts, but the path is stored in a custom field named “image”. how can these images be used for posting on facebook?

    and is there a way to deactivate displaying text from the post completely? my posts are just a shortcode which doesn’t get “translated” no matter which option is de-/activated, so i just want to switch off posting the post text to fb at all.


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  • Somewhere in forum mentioned below is an example how to use custom field values as image URLs.

    Almost anything can be accomplished by a little programming using the filters and hooks Add Link to Facebook provides, but either you have to do this yourself or find someone who can do this for you.

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    great thx, i found the answer here:

    just a quick howto for those with a similar problem:

    add the following code to your functions.php (or use a plugin like “Make it Yours” and add it to the custom functions), be shure to enter the right value for “YOUR-CUSTOM-FIELD-NAME-HERE”

    ‘add_filter(‘al2fb_picture’, ‘al2fb_custom_picture’, 10, 2);
    function al2fb_custom_picture($picture, $post) {
    $post_image = get_post_meta($post->ID, ‘YOUR-CUSTOM-FIELD-NAME-HERE’, true);
    return (empty($post_image) ? $picture : $post_image);

    that’s it!

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