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OG Image for Forum Topics 1.1.1


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When you share forum topics or forum posts on social media sites like Facebook, the site’s default sharer image will currently be used, which doesn’t work well as representation of specific forum discussions. This plugin will use the first image uploaded as attachment in a topic and set it as as Open Graph image (“og:image”), so social media sites (Facebook, Twitter and more) can use it as thumbnail image to represent the link. The process is fully automatic. There are no settings and no image needs to be picked manually. 

What’s needed: 

  • Forums application  


  • This plugin only adds the attachment image to the source code, so Facebook and other social media services can pick it up. There is no guarantee, that the image will be used instantly and that later changes to the forum images will be used by social media services. Facebook caches the images and loads them asynchronously. So when you share an URL for the first time, the image might not show instantly.  If you want to test what Facebook is picking up, go to https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/sharing/
    If you don’t see an image for your topic URL or it is an outdated one, click “Scrape again” until the correct image is loaded.

Edited by opentype

What's New in Version 1.1.1   See changelog


Improved compatibility with PHP 8

Support via support topic

Support notes/FAQ on my About Me page

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Ok, I have been using this plugin for over week now, and I am completely thrilled with it, why this is not a core app I have no idea, but this works great, copy past link to FB, and the first image of the topic displays in a nice lightbox with intro text to the topic. I have been wanting this for years from IP, and now it's here, thanks so much @opentype! 7 dollars? The best 7 bucks I have spend in a long time.

I have also began using MeWe, a FB alternative, and this plugin works flawlessly with it as well.

No more share logo, a real life excerpt from the content is displayed with an image if available within the content, great job!

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Absolutely perfect! My images on Facebook are now actually good and relevant. Should be part of the core app.

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Simple but very useful plugin and saving a lot of time when sharing forum posts with an image to Social Media channels. With standard IPB SEO features the og:image tag can be added too, but it it takes a lot more time. Thanks!

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