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XF 1.4 Image in forum link posted to Facebook

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Olly Wood, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Olly Wood

    Olly Wood Member

    When I post a forum/thread link to Facebook, the system seems to always include my avatar, or the Xenforo logo, even where there is an image in the thread/post/forum.

    Is there a way to force the image in the first post to be the one shown in Facebook ?
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The only way I'm aware of would involve editing the open_graph_meta template and remove both "og:image" tag references. This should have Facebook let you choose any image on the page.
  3. herocus

    herocus Member


    got the same question actualy... I have posted links of the forum in facebook page and it shows Xenforo logo.
    I noticed other links from other site shows the image that relevant to the link itself. (see attachment- the first post is the link from my forum, the second one the link from other site)

    I see Mike suggestion to edit the open_graph_meta template, where can I find that template?

    I believe this is quite important feature as someone might interested to follow the link if see some images that catching the eyes.


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  4. Olly Wood

    Olly Wood Member

    The template can be found with all the others AdminCP>Appearance>templates
  5. herocus

    herocus Member

    Hi Olly Wood
    thanks for your help... I've checked the template..
    Do you actually only remove the og:image from these two lines?

    <xen:if is="{$avatar}"><meta property="og:image" content="{$avatar}" /></xen:if>
      <meta property="og:image" content="{xen:helper fullurl, @ogLogoPath, 1}" />
  6. Olly Wood

    Olly Wood Member

    I removed both lines, I assumed you would get an error if you didn't

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