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Available images when sharing to Facebook?

Thee

Active member
#1
Hey guys,

I am wondering if someone here could help out with a suggestion what changes would need to be made to make additional images available when posting links to Facebook?

When I post newsbits from our main site to Facebook the only "selectable image" to go with the news is this one: http://www.wildstaronline.de/wiki/images/3/30/Side_feature_wiki.jpg - Ideally, I'd love to go with the header image for now.

Here is the link to our site: http://wildstaronline.de/

Thanks in advance, everyone!
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
You can change the default og:image in your:

Admin CP -> Appearance -> Style Properties -> Header and Navigation -> Facebook Open Graph Logo

Or if you wish to choose an image from the page at the time of sharing the link then you need to remove the og:images from this template:

Admin CP -> Appearance -> Templates -> open_graph_meta

Code:
<xen:if is="{$xenOptions.facebookAppId} OR {$xenOptions.facebookAdmins}">
	<meta property="og:site_name" content="{$xenOptions.boardTitle}" />
	<xen:if is="{$avatar}"><meta property="og:image" content="{$avatar}" /></xen:if>
	<meta property="og:image" content="{xen:helper fullurl, @ogLogoPath, 1}" />
	<meta property="og:type" content="article" />
	<meta property="og:url" content="{xen:raw $url}" />
	<meta property="og:title" content="{xen:raw $title}" />
	<xen:if is="{$xenOptions.facebookAppId}"><meta property="fb:app_id" content="{$xenOptions.facebookAppId}" /></xen:if>
	<xen:if is="{$xenOptions.facebookAdmins}"><meta property="fb:admins" content="{xen:helper implode, {$xenOptions.facebookAdmins}, ','}" /></xen:if>
</xen:if>
It should allow you to choose an image when no og:image is defined (so I'm told, I don't use facebook).