Guide to Social Media Plugins

Facebook

Facebook like box widget

developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like-box/

Facebook like button

developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like/

Did you know you can pre-set the Featured Thumbnail when your website link is shared on facebook?! Cool!

According to this tip, to use a thumbnail of your choice simply to include an additional <link> tag in the <head> portion of your html file that points to the URL of the appropriate thumbnail image as shown here.

<meta name="title" content="Digital Inspiration" />
<meta name="description" content="Technology and Software Blog" />
<link rel="image_src" href="http://www.labnol.org/screenshot.png" />

You may already have the <meta> description tag in your site template but make sure that you also add the <meta> title tag for blog thumbnails to work. The <meta> title can have the same value as the actual <title> tag of your web pages.

About Steven Chu


Hi, I'm Steven! I'm an entrepreneur, photographer and art director in New York. Follow this blog for self expression, fun, and most importantly: looking comfortable, at ease, and amazing in your photos no matter who takes them! I dedicate this to my amazing friends who have let me inadvertently turn all of our hangouts and travel photos into a never ending photoshoot of fun. The proof is in the pudding-- our photos rock. My other projects: I'm the founder of InstaTechie.com, a face-to-face tech concierge service for NYC. Book a techie to walk you through something you want to learn! My work focuses on socially engaged art projects which use technology to create access to resources for communities. Visit Steven Chu Studio (stevenchustudio.com) for branding & design work or Steven Chu (stevenchu.com) for photography projects.

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