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#1 2018-04-07 02:10:01

TBC
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From: North Carolina, US
Registered: 2014-03-19
Posts: 108
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og image

Ever since I discovered og image, I ahve used it and found it very useful.  I cannot figure out how to use this very graphic, eye-catching tool in Backlight.

For example, in our old website, for Santa Fe, I had in the <head> tag:

<meta property="og:image" content="http://BCphotoadventures.com/Santa-Fe-Instructors-Photo-Gallery/ZAP-217-102-237-BCPA-NM.jpg" />

So, for example, when we refer to this page on Facebook,, instead of a Plain-Jane box, the viewer sees this:

og-image.png

It catches their attention. As photographers, we are marketing to visual people, so this is a no-brainer. It has been around for quite some time (2010???)

I just cannot figure out how to do it.  In Dreamweaver, I did it as SOP in the <head> tag as noted above.

Take care,


TBC (The Barefoot Contessa, alias Margo Taussig Pinkerton)
www.BC-FineArtPhotography.com
http://www.BCphotoadventures.com/TESTSITE/home/ - a work in progress

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#2 2018-04-07 02:55:19

Daniel Leu
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Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 856
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Re: og image

AFAIK, og:image is automatically set on album and album-set pages. It is set as well on regular pages as long as it contains an embedded gallery. There was discussion about this a while ago, but I can't find the thread. If you would like to have og:image populated on regular pages, you just have to include a gallery. If you assign a thumbnail, then I think it would not need to contain any images and therefore it is not visible.


Daniel Leu | Photography   
DanielLeu.com

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#3 2018-04-08 18:54:57

TBC
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From: North Carolina, US
Registered: 2014-03-19
Posts: 108
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Re: og image

Thank you, Daniel,

So, if I understand you corectly, as long as each of our pages contains either a gallery or an image, we are OK?

Take care,


TBC (The Barefoot Contessa, alias Margo Taussig Pinkerton)
www.BC-FineArtPhotography.com
http://www.BCphotoadventures.com/TESTSITE/home/ - a work in progress

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#4 2018-04-09 02:13:13

Daniel Leu
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Registered: 2012-10-11
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Re: og image

That's my understanding, and you would need to assign the cover image in the album settings.


Daniel Leu | Photography   
DanielLeu.com

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#5 2018-04-09 03:37:45

rod barbee
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From: Port Ludlow, WA USA
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 14,248
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Re: og image

if you want to add an image before or after the page content, you can use Theater's Still Image option and publish an album with a single image and then insert that album into the page.


Rod 
Just a user with way too much time on his hands.
www.rodbarbee.com
ttg-tips.com, Pangolin test site, Backlight 1.1.1 test site

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