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  • Plugin Contributor Stef

    (@erania-pinnera)

    Hi Johannes!

    Jetpack doesn’t choose the image to send to Twitter. Publicize publishes the tweet for you with the content included in it.

    Then Twitter actively checks your site and picks the image that are at least 200 x 200 pixels in the following order:

    1) Featured image
    2) An image attached to the post and inserted
    3) Any other image in the post (not attached but perhaps linked)

    A solution you may want to try is to use Twitter Cards. To try that you will need to submit your website to Twitter for them to be displayed. More information on this subject are also on the official Twitter documentation.

    Let me know if you found this information useful!

    Thread Starter Johannes Weber

    (@johannes4711)

    Hi Stef,

    thanks at lot for your reply! But I am a bit confused. All of my examples above have exactly the same settings. I am always using a featured image with more than 200×200 pixel. And since Jetpack includes the twitter:card meta lines in every post, Twitter can use Twitter Cards for every post.
    In fact, when I am tweeting any of my posts with only the URL, Twitter uses Twitter Cards which is good. However, only with the Jetpack Pulizice function I am facing these different behaviours.

    Just to ask again: Are you really sure that Jetpack ONLY publizices the URL and let Twitter decide what to do? I am curious because then all of my posts should use the Twitter Cards, but they obviously don’t as you can see in my three different examples above.

    I have another plugin “Revive Old Post” https://wordpress.org/plugins/tweet-old-post/ which *really* tweets only the URLs. Hence, only Twitter Cards are displayed as I would expect it. (Though some are missing a picture since for older posts I don’t have one.) This is the Twitter account I am using for that: https://twitter.com/BlogbotWeber

    Thanks again,
    Johannes

    Plugin Contributor Stef

    (@erania-pinnera)

    Are you really sure that Jetpack ONLY publizices the URL and let Twitter decide what to do?

    I’m pretty positive about it 🙂

    I spoke with one of my colleague about it and I’d like to show you the twitter card validator result for https://blog.webernetz.net/ike-solutions/:

    https://blog.webernetz.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/IKE-Solutions-featured-image.jpg?w=640 for the twitter:card

    Look at the the image in the meta tag – it’s only 150px wide:

    <meta name=“twitter:image” content=“https://blog.webernetz.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Config-01-Remote-Site-Route-150×150.png?w=1400” />

    It looks like you might have chosen a different image, so we’re not sure why that other image was picked. However, the twitter:image meta tag is set correctly there. Therefore, while it looks like something has gone wrong, I’m still not sure what.

    The next time it shares the wrong image, please get in touch with us right away so we can check the card validator tool right away to see which image Twitter has cached. How does it sound?

    Thread Starter Johannes Weber

    (@johannes4711)

    Hey Stef,

    many thanks for having a look at the details!

    Look at the the image in the meta tag – it’s only 150px wide:

    When I am looking at the meta I for the blogpost at https://blog.webernetz.net/ike-solutions/ I see the following:
    <meta name="twitter:image" content="https://blog.webernetz.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/IKE-Solutions-featured-image.jpg?w=640" />
    So I am not sure where you got the 150×150.png from.

    However, I will come back to you right after I have published another post that was published wrongly on Twitter.
    Thanks again and merry christmas!

    Johannes

    Thread Starter Johannes Weber

    (@johannes4711)

    Hi Stef,

    I just published a blog post. Jetpack did post it on Twitter but it is not shown as a Twitter card but as an image with an URL.
    This is the blogpost:
    https://blog.webernetz.net/all-in-one-dns-tool-domain-analyzer/

    This is the tweet from Jetpack:

    Maybe you can find out something?
    Thanks!

    Plugin Support Dat Hoang

    (@htdat)

    Hi Johannes,

    Thank you for following this.

    Jetpack did post it on Twitter but it is not shown as a Twitter card but as an image with an URL.

    => I’ve checked with our team and that’s how Publicize is working now – it sends the link inside the tweet and an image instead of a card.

    We will change this in the future but I can not promise the exact timeline for that.

    Is there a way to use Publizice to only post the title and the URL and not a *random* picture?

    => I’ve checked on our tracking bug log about this also.
    Currently, that’s not possible to share only the title and the URL.
    Twiter will always look for an image.
    This is on our enhancement list also, however, I can not give the timeline for it as well.

    We are so sorry for this inconvenience.

    Thread Starter Johannes Weber

    (@johannes4711)

    Hey Dat.

    Ok, thanks for your details about that. It would be really nice if the admin could choose whether to share only the URL (so that Twitter can use a Twitter Card) or to post the URL along with a picture.

    I am hoping that you will fix this during the next weeks (and not years ;))

    Regards,
    Johannes

    Thread Starter Johannes Weber

    (@johannes4711)

    Hey Dat.

    Just want to follow up this case again. I just published a blogpost and Publizice again used an ugly image out of the post while I actually have a “nice” featured image with high quality. This is really bad. Please add a button to Publizice to “only tweet the URL rather than a random image”.

    This is the tweet:

    This is the blogpost:
    https://blog.webernetz.net/signing-a-delegated-subdomain/

    Is this really resolved? Maybe, not.

    I’d +1 on this functionality: “only tweet the URL rather than a random image.”

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