I am a newbie to this site and excited to learn more to support our organizations website on my own. I have a bit of a conundrum and am hoping for some insight. I uploaded some logos of organizations that we are a member of to display our memberships on our home page. After doing so when I started posting our URL on Facebook or through Google one of these logos would take priority over our own logo.
I have messed around with featured images and even deleted them from the home page with no change. Finally, I deleted them from our media library all together and they are finally gone but there is now no image that accompanies our website when we paste our URL.
We have WordPress. Is there a way to assign our logo to always appear with our URL regardless of what platform we are using?
You mentioned that other logos "take priority" over your own. Just to clarify, are you saying these logos are the first ones to load (get displayed) on your site, and your own logo only loads up after these logos do? Is that the problem you are having?
What WordPress theme does your site use?
Also, it would be helpful to have a look at your URL, if you don't mind posting it.
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We are not having a problem with images on our site but with images presenting themselves when we post our URL in other platforms (google, facebook, etc). I would like to assign our logo, our icon, or a specific image to take preference over any others whenever we post our URL somewhere. Does that make sense.
Site is: www.culturedkids.org
I think that a friend has managed to set it up with a piece of our logo for now (it does not fit properly). I just want the freedom to change the image if needed. Also, once we add the logos back to our site for our memberships I want to be assured that those images will not take preference.
Thanks for your help
Thanks for clarifying!
Let me re-explain your problem for the benefit of the community: Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are displaying the wrong image when you post your URL on these platforms. You want your own logo to be displayed (or another image you select) when sharing your URL.
The way you can fix this is by modifying the HTML code of the particular webpage you are sharing. In your HTML, you need to add what are known as "Social Meta Tags" to your pages so that you can have more control over the preview image. These tags are used to inform the social media platforms about specific information about your content -- including what images and text should appear in social streams. To do this, Facebook uses tags called "Open Graph Tags", while Twitter uses "Twitter Card Tags". But they all do the same thing: They give the content author/publisher the ability to control how their content should appear on each platform.
I can go into more detail on how you can implement these tags, but I don't want to get overly technical here. Suffice it to say that your problem is easy to fix. All you have to is to include these tags in your HTML.
You mentioned that you use WordPress, right?
Have a look at this open graph plugin for WordPress: Facebook Open Graph, Google+ and Twitter Card Tags. This plugin adds the required code to your pages, and gives you control over the images displayed when your URL gets posted on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
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