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    allyson9
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    Hi there
    I’m hoping someone can help me figure this out… I’m using the Metro theme for this site and love the theme. However, whenever we post to Facebook (either pasting in a link in FB to a page or post on the site) or use a social media sharing plugin from the site, a badly cropped thumbnail that is in the site’s header, or one of the images that appears on the homepage. There aren’t any options to select another thumbnail (or rather the option is there but no other thumbnails show).

    Any suggestions how to make this more effective? Even when there is a featured image in the post, it doesn’t appear as an option to include in the fb post.

    I’ve done a lot of research and tried various things but no luck so far. Feeling a bit desperate at this point!

    Thanks for any help,
    Allyson

    http://philipshepherd.com
    #96210

    braddalton
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    Are you adding featured images to each post?


    #96216

    allyson9
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    Yes, for example, with this post:

    http://philipshepherd.com/blog/2014/03/22/radical-wholeness-workshop/

    When I post the link to FB, I just see a badly cropped version of the header image that is actually made up of words “Bringing clarity to a chaotic world”

    Fb screenshot

    #96241

    braddalton
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    I think it has something to do with the button code. You might want to try a plugin for this.


    #96245

    allyson9
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    Thanks Brad, but what do you mean by button code?

    #96250

    braddalton
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    The code you added which generates the button for Facebook? Or is it a plugin?


    #96500

    allyson9
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    I’m just pasting the link URL into fb directly. (The same issue comes up if I use a plugin’s sharing function.)
    Thanks Brad!

    #103952

    jodzeee
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    allyson9 – did you figure this out? I’m also looking for a solution.

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    jodzeee
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