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Sharing on facebook - featured image doesn't display (7 posts)

  1. ContinuePlay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi guys,

    We have a link set up so that whenever we post an article, it's automatically shared to our facebook page.

    Unfortunately, if we use your plugin and set a featured video, the featured image it selects doesn't show on facebook. Instead, we get the author's photo showing up.

    This happens even if we remove the featured image set by the plugin and select our own, and ONLY happens on articles where we've made use of the featured video plugin.

    How can we fix this? It doesn't look professional at all, and as we're a commercial business, it damages the impression that people will get when they look at our pages. If we can't resolve it ASAP then I'm afraid we're going to have to refrain from using the plugin.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/featured-video-plus/

  2. Alexander Hoereth
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    mhh never tested this. Facebook pulls the picture from the page the link goes to: When there is a video, there is no picture. So it just keeps looking for other pictures/links it can use for the link thumbnail and stumbles upon the author's profile picture.

    This might be fixable by not replacing the picture with the video but just hiding the picture. Its an edge case..

  3. ContinuePlay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry to be a bother! I just thought you'd like to know because we can't be the only site that's using both publicize and featured video ;)

    If there's a workaround, that would be awesome.

  4. jellyroll4264
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @ContinuePlay

    This may help

    Check out the plugin "nextscripts"

    Nextscripts can post to your facebook fan page in multiple ways.

    You can choose to autopost to facebook as a:
    Text post
    Image post
    -From there:
    Upload to album or timeline
    Or:
    Text post with attached link
    -From there:
    Share a link to your blogpost
    Attach you blogpost

    Also, if post has:
    Use Video as an attachment thumbnail instead of featured image.

    Play around with the many different options.
    Hope this helps.

  5. Native Imaging
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Does wordpress take care of that with the oEmbed?

    I would imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to grab the video URL and add it some some Open Graph in <meta>. I'm actually trying to accomplish this myself, but not having any luck yet with grabbing the video url.

    Any help would be awesome!

  6. makkiani
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi my posts and pages don't show the featured image when shared on facebook, however is not all of them. Some do show. Not sure what's the problem, please help.

  7. stillingen
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi.

    If you use Yoast SEO, there is an option for Facebook image that you can use as a workaround. Great plugin btw Alexander Hoereth!

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