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#1 2017-09-08 04:37:17

Registered: 2016-10-29
Posts: 13

Answer to Facebook Link Preview Not Working

Tags: [facebook]


You've probably noticed that posting links on Facebook often fails to load a preview image, and worse, you probably gave up and posted images directly to Facebook; loosing the link back to your finely curated gallery.

There is a solution (and should really be added to Bootstrap, etc.)!

1. Go to https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/ and load the same URL.
2. Go to Facebook and re-post the link.
3. Enjoy a beer.

There are plugins for Drupal, WordPress, etc., that actually automate this process. It seems important enough to me that it should be a stand alone extension on the image properties page, and the same functionality built-in to the components of the web site that use it, like @philb 's excellent Bootstrap.

Piwigo version: 2.9
PHP version: 5.6.25



#2 2017-09-12 10:49:42

Location: Romania
Registered: 2016-04-27
Posts: 190

Re: Answer to Facebook Link Preview Not Working

Maybe they need to access debug tool to create a "preview image" only for URL's that do not specify an open graph meta ( http://ogp.me/ ) og:image in the head of the page? You should test that.

Last edited by eliz82 (2017-09-12 10:50:03)



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