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Incorrect thumbnail generation during social share


Saurabh Jain

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When I am sharing the post in forums - incorrect ct thumbnails are getting shared...

for eg if we share

http://mechanical-engg.com/forum/topic/12465-quesn-on-shape-of-aerofoil/#comment-18351

the genearted thumbnail is now ehere in page -

 

 

 

same is occurring for google plus

 Is any 1 else also feeling the same...

Previously... 
2. when I used to share blog.post.. the image of post was appearing... now it is taking blog cover pic

3. when we used to share download files - it use to show right image but now it shows some different images - may be of latest files...

How to resolve the issue...

Regards

Saurabh

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Saurabh Jain said:

the genearted thumbnail is now ehere in page -

It probably was at some point and Facebook cached it. So that’s normal and expected behaviour.

 

Anyway, there are only very few areas where you can SPECIFICALLY set an image for a specific entry, e.g. the article image for an article. You cannot do that for forum posts, since a topic has no “topic image”. So there is nothing to do about that. Social media sites will just pick any image they find. 

OR: you set a proper sharer image in your theme settings!

 

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22 minutes ago, Himadri Goswami said:

 Even bbpress handles that much better way

How do they do it? Can you link an example?

The example shown above (#comment-18351) is just an anchor on a page, so even if the system would suggest a sharer image, that would be for all the posts on that topic page.

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42 minutes ago, Himadri Goswami said:

Well, I'm not sure. Before coming to IPB, I was on bbpress. I always could share every post in a topic.

Then it probably isn’t true. I checked out a couple BBpress demo sites and couldn’t find a different behaviour, which would automatically allow post specific sharer images. 

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24 minutes ago, opentype said:

Then it probably isn’t true. I checked out a couple BBpress demo sites and couldn’t find a different behaviour, which would automatically allow post specific sharer images. 

I was using GDBBpress tool, which had an extension for SEO and Meta. Maybe that was doing the job. Let me check, I will post you on this

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