Support » Theme: Minimalist Portfolio » Posting pages on Facebook – No image shows

  • This site uses the Minimalist theme:.https://sharoncravenkinzer.com/ I’d like to be able to share the site on Facebook. But when I post the link, no image displays in the Facebook post. I’ve disabled the “Phototection” plugin. I also ran my link through the Facebook “debugger.” I still can’t get images from the home page or the portfolio pages to display on Facebook.
    Is there a fix?

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Hi @jackiecraven.

    It won’t change until you make some changes to the code. The theme is assigning “Feature Image” as the thumbnail when you share the page(s) to social media.

    This means – “No feature image, no thumbnail”.

    Instead of going through that painful process, here is a quick solution for you: PicSee.

    It’s very easy to use. Simply paste the URL(s) you wish to share to the audience, and the system will automatically produce a shortened URL. You can edit the thumbnail there, even the appearance of the shortened URL. Copy the shoterned URL and paste onto the social platform you want to share on, and you’ll get the correct thumbnail you need.

    Read the tutorial if you need further instruction.

    However, this won’t change what happens orginally when your audience decides to share page(s) from your site.

    I hope this can help you out a bit before you find the once-for-all solution.

    Thank you so much. I’ll try this, but darned, I’m afraid the issue is a deal-breaker for me. I love the look of the Minimalist theme, but will have to look for something else so that visitors will be able to easily share images. Do all portfolio themes work this way (“No sharing unless the image is featured”)?

    HeNRy Hu

    (@sirhenryhu)

    Hi @jackiecraven.

    The answer for that is negative.

    On account of “Minimalist” is a FREE theme, surely it might require extra works a little bit more.

    If this really bothers you, here are my suggestions for you:

    • Hire someone capable to get the coding work done – it’s easy to find a help through platforms where provides and needs can meet, such as freelancer.com. You can even add some more customisation features to the theme, as long as you make the cheque. Cost of service may be different depending on the working hours and different charging conditions.
    • Buy a premium theme that fits your needs – you may go through tones of theme websites to discover the right one working for you. Most of themes offer a live website using the theme to demonstrate to potential customers. Go visit the live demos and make the purchase. However you may find there would be still extra works need to be done at last.

    Hope this helps. Happy blogging.

    JackieCraven

    (@jackiecraven)

    Thank you… I was trying to keep the site very simple with only the portfolio galleries. But since individual portfolio images can’t be easily shared, I decided to add a blog. I’ll post images there for easy sharing. That system works out well, since I can set the blog posts to automatically post on social networks.

    HeNRy Hu

    (@sirhenryhu)

    Hi @jackiecraven.

    Glad to hear that. Happy blogging.

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