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Old Nov 18, 2010, 06:47 AM
iamstermad
 
3 posts · Nov 2010
Hi,
I appreciate the guidance here. I have just launched WP and Atahualpa and so far so good.

One question/problem however -

Question - how do I need to do a blog post so that Facebook pulls the "featured image" and the excerpt text (or intro text) or text that I'd like - in Facebook?

Example - when I take the Permalink URL from a recent blog post and then put it into Facebook Status - Facebook pulls some random blue button image - and text that came from the middle of my Post.

When people try and "share" my blog via copying in the URL of the blog - they get this randomness - instead of the "Featured Image" and Text I'd like.

Also Im using the "Add to Facebook" Plug in - and clicking on that link - gets the same result. Im happy to switch plug ins.

Is this something Im doing wrong with Atahualpa, or Wordpress?

Thanks
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 08:36 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,077 posts · Jul 2009
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I don't recall which plugin it was but I found one the other day for setting which image shows on Facebook. I would do a search on wordpress.org.
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 11:01 PM
iamstermad
 
3 posts · Nov 2010
Thanks Larry, appreciate it.

I just spent an hour going through all plug ins with Facebook in as key word. Im not finding any that reference what you mention. Do you know the name? Im seeing things which enable me to share to Facebook, but no mention of anything which helps me pick what content will go to Facebook, from my post.

Thanks for the advice.
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Old Nov 20, 2010, 11:20 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,077 posts · Jul 2009
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I just looked it up and it was a strange name which is why you didn't find it. It is called FetenWeb image_src Metatag.
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 12:25 AM
iamstermad
 
3 posts · Nov 2010
Hi Larry,
Thanks so much. This plug in - is exactly what I needed. It pulls pics from my latest blog post into Facebook status - which surprised me that didnt happen automatically iwith Atahualpa.

Very helpful and greatly appreciated.

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