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4 weeks 19 hours ago #170304 by James
James created the topic: Changing the automatic thumbnail
When I type www.calnenews.com on Facebook to share a story it comes up with an automatic thumbnail of a random picture on the site. How do I change this?

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3 weeks 6 days ago #170319 by Fotis
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That's because FB does not see opengraph meta tags on your site with a specific image and thus retrieves the first one it can scrape from the HTML output of the site. SocialConnect does add opengraph tags but on content entities like articles, items or products. For the frontpage, check if your template supports adding opengraph meta tags (like our templates) or simply add them on your own. To do that, check the HTML output of www.joomlaworks.net and copy the meta tags that start with "<meta property="og:" into your template, adjusting the values accordingly.

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3 weeks 6 days ago #170320 by Fotis
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As a sidenote, we could add some fields in SocialConnect settings, so even if your template does not support adding opengraph meta tags for the frontpage, you can use SocialConnect to do so.


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