Support » Plugin: Post to Social Media - WordPress to Buffer » Post as Link Attachment instead of Image upload

  • Resolved Chris

    (@web2guru)


    Everything is set up and successfully posts to the Facebook page. However, it is posted as an image upload instead of a link attachment. What could be the issue? How do I get it to post as a link attachment?

    I searched and found a post from four years ago where you said you can’t force it to be a link attachment, but that shouldn’t be the case. Is it a pro feature to be able to post as a link attachment?

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  • Plugin Author wpzinc

    (@wpzinc)

    At this time, it is a Pro feature to Post as a ‘link attachment’, or more specifically, to have Buffer (and therefore the social networks) use the Open Graph metadata to read the Featured Image for inclusion as a link to the Post URL.

    Should there be sufficient requests, we may consider scheduling work and time to include this in the Free version.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by wpzinc. Reason: Clarification of future on this feature

    Ah, well that’s a shame. It’s of no use to me if it can’t simply share a post. Guess I’ll be using “WordPress Buffer – HYPESocial” aka “Buffer My Post”, which does this for free. https://wordpress.org/plugins/buffer-my-post/

    If it’s already a feature in the Pro version, I would not think that it would take much work or time to copy it to the free version. I’d be interested in getting posted back here (if that’s even possible) if/when this feature makes it to the free version.

    Plugin Author wpzinc

    (@wpzinc)

    Yes, it won’t be much work.

    Feel free to keep an eye out on the changelog; if it’s added, it’ll be in the next week or two.

    Plugin Author wpzinc

    (@wpzinc)

    Option to either use OpenGraph image (linked to Post) or image (not linked to Post) added to 3.4.5, released today.

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