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Lack of Interest Get more from Facebook: different og:description and og:image per thread.

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by jgas, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. jgas

    jgas Active Member

    Let say that you have a fan page, or that you want to share something from your xenforo board to facebook (or you let your users share your threads by a fb share button!)

    If you try to do it, you will get something like this:
    share1.png

    Look at the description: it's not very "facebook friendly", it doesn't communicate what you want.
    Look at the image: even if you customize it, if you share a different thread from this board, the image will be always the same!


    Don't you think that it's better something like this?
    share2.png

    If you are preparing a simple html page, it's very simple to do it: you just need to write what you want inside the og:description and og:image tags on your <head> of your <html>.

    What I suggest is: give the rights to admins (also to mod and users if you want) to customize these parametres!
    It can be very simple: two input boxes inside the new thread/edit thread page!

    Thank you for your attention.
     
  2. Saburov

    Saburov Active Member

    When i want to share (or like) a topic from my forum on facebook, it's appaer only my site logo or avatar as facebook share image. But i want to show my topic's first image as share image. Thanks.
     
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  3. Lucg

    Lucg Member

    I have the same question - It there a way to change it? I don't want to buy a script to promote your Forum on Facebook... I want to promote my content :)
     
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  4. Lucg

    Lucg Member

    7 days later ... no answer... Wonderful Support! :mad:
     
  5. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    The image that is appearing on face book is logo.og.png. Create your own image, name it logo.og, in png format, and upload it to your server, overwriting the XenForo logo.og.png.

    It sometimes takes a few days for it to appear.

    And don't get too bent out of shape about the "support" here. We're all volunteers. :)
     
    Young likes this.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This is a suggestion thread, not a support forum.

    You won't be able to post in the customer-only support forums until you associate your forum account with your customer account.

    http://xenforo.com/customers/forum-users
     
    Deebs likes this.
  7. Saburov

    Saburov Active Member

    As my first message, i already changed my logo.og.png to my site logo. But you know it's not possible to chage logo.og.png for each shared threads.
     
  8. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Oh you want a different image for each thread to appear on FB? I don't think that's possible.
    But perhaps someone else can shed some light.
     
  9. vijayninel

    vijayninel Active Member

    I would like to add my support for this request. Our facebook pages are able to create thumbnails from our vBulletin forum but not from our Xenforo forum. The thumbnail is useful in making the post more visible and getting higher impressions. Please try to implement this feature.

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. swatme

    swatme Well-Known Member

    Hi

    when Posting a post from your XF site to your FB account,
    it will show the default picture or your avatar.

    I suggest to also include in the picture the
    pictures posted inside your post in xf,

    that will in turn grab more attention from FB users to go to your xf site
     
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  11. Tejstar

    Tejstar Member

    I would like to see this implemented too. A thumbnail on a Facebook feed from the first attached image is much more dynamic compared to a static image for all updates.
     
    Saburov, RobinHood and jgas like this.
  12. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    this must be implemented :)
     
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  13. jgas

    jgas Active Member

    I think that this is the best idea so far ;)
     
  14. swatme

    swatme Well-Known Member

    any update on this?
     
  15. Steve10

    Steve10 Well-Known Member

    I support this as well.
     
  16. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    There is no og:description in my xenforo except for on Jaxel's XenMedio addon.
     
  17. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This suggestion was marked as lack of interest, and wasn't implemented.
     

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