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JulesCC
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Sharing Website on FB

Post by JulesCC » Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:54 pm

So this pertains to sharing the frontpage of my Joomla website on FB, the "www.MyHomepage.com" link. I have a rotating advertiser banner in Position 7 and this is the thumbnail that shows up when I share the site on FB. Is there a way to assign an image as the website thumbnail for Facebook? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Sharing Website on FB

Post by JulesCC » Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:07 pm

Sorry I should add I'm using Joomla v. 3.9.18 & the Protostar template.

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Re: Sharing Website on FB

Post by Nidzo2203 » Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:47 pm

JulesCC wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:54 pm
So this pertains to sharing the frontpage of my Joomla website on FB, the "www.MyHomepage.com" link. I have a rotating advertiser banner in Position 7 and this is the thumbnail that shows up when I share the site on FB. Is there a way to assign an image as the website thumbnail for Facebook? Thanks in advance!
First, update your Joomla to latest version ASAP.
Second, I found this extension very usefull for adding custom open graph images and descriptions

https://extensions.joomla.org/extension ... pen-graph/

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Re: Sharing Website on FB

Post by sozzled » Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:34 am

JulesCC wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:54 pm
Is there a way to assign an image as the website thumbnail for Facebook?
Yes, you need to look into OpenGraph meta tags. It's not too difficult. There are extensions in the Joomla Extensions Directory that help.
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