May 25, 2020 at 9:47 pm #1216292May 26, 2020 at 6:15 am #1216383
If you install a plugin like Yoast SEO then you can specify which image you want to display when sharing on social networks.
RikardMay 26, 2020 at 9:44 pm #1216695
Thank you for the tip!
I already had Yoast installed, but hadn’t really used it, so I went to my Yoast tab and was able to get the featured image to show when sharing to Facebook. Thanks!
However, it isn’t showing on Twitter, and I can’t figure out why. I’ve enabled the Open Graph meta data setting on the Facebook tab inside the Yoast plugin, which works as a foundational setting on the Yoast plugin for all the other social media platforms, and on the Twitter tab I’ve enabled the Twitter card meta data, using “summary with large image” as the default card type to be used.
As far as I can see, there are no other settings for me to enable on Yoast, and yet the featured image still isn’t showing up on Twitter.
Any suggestions?May 28, 2020 at 4:20 am #1217230
Thanks for the update. Twitter has a separate tab in Yoast, did you set an image specifically for Twitter?
RikardJune 2, 2020 at 1:44 pm #1218770
I did set up the Yoast Twitter tab as much as was possible. The Twitter tab in Yoast works from the Facebook tab as a base. What I mean is, it say on the Yoast Twitter tab: “Twitter uses Open Graph metadata just like Facebook, so be sure to keep the “Add Open Graph meta data” setting on the Facebook tab enabled if you want to optimize your site for Twitter.” And on the Facebook tab I have set the featured image.
Also on the Twitter tab it has the option to set up the Twitter card, which I’ve done. Here it has the option either to use just a summary, or a summary with large image, and I have gone for the summary with large image option. It doesn’t allow you to designate which image is used though, so I assume it must take this data from the Facebook tab.
I have taken two screenshots and shared them under this link:
Thanks for your help!June 3, 2020 at 8:24 am #1218948
I could only see one of your screenshots, the second one is not working. Anyway, here’s what I see when I edit a page: https://imgur.com/a/HD7Rzzz. It’s clearly possible to set an image which should be used when sharing on Twitter. If you still can’t get it to work then I would suggest that you try reaching out to Yoast support instead, since they know their product better than we do.
RikardJune 3, 2020 at 9:04 am #1218971
Ok, I figured out the problem. I was trying to change the general Yoast settings (in the Yoast menu), but when I looked at your image I realised you were changing the local settings for a specific page. I went to my home page and the Twitter tab is just like in your picture. I added the image there, and now it’s working!
You may close this thread.June 3, 2020 at 2:56 pm #1219086
Actually, before you close this thread, there’s another problem now …
I will describe it shortly in the next message.
June 3, 2020 at 3:07 pm #1219093
- This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Chris.
So now the issue has been solved for Twitter, but for some reason Facebook, which was working earlier, now is not showing the featured image any longer.
I’ve attempted various solutions (e.g. disabling the open graph metadata for Facebook in the general tab but keeping the featured image for the homepage; or clearing the Facebook image for Yoast on the homepage but keeping the open graph metadata for Facebook in the general tab) but nothing seems to work.
I wonder if you could log in and take a look and try solve it?
The goal of what I’m aiming for is: to have the homepage banner image show up on Facebook and Twitter posts when I share the http://www.digitalservicesact.eu link.
Thank you!June 4, 2020 at 6:08 am #1219300
You haven’t set anything in the Facebook tab in Yoast on the front page. Please try filling out all the fields then try sharing it on Facebook again.
RikardJune 15, 2020 at 4:07 pm #1222704
This is a bit strange – I’d already tried your suggestion but it hadn’t worked, but now when I tried it again it did work. So now finally everything seems to be working.
ChrisJune 15, 2020 at 11:55 pm #1222861
Did you need additional help withi this topic or shall we close?
Jordan ShannonSeptember 16, 2020 at 12:08 pm #1246297September 16, 2020 at 12:21 pm #1246309
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