April 20, 2015 at 8:06 am #253926
Hi All, a bit of a strange request. I have pages generated for your job ads on my site.
When you add a link in linkedin it searches for an image to display…I want to be able to choose the image rather than rely in the default. Say if I go the the following ad it notices the image associated with that ad and displays it in the post….
Linkedin have replied saying that the service relies on the OGP and have sent me a link to the information here.
Can I implement this into my site so a specific image shows up?
LBApril 20, 2015 at 8:23 am #253949
Thanks for writing in!
These OGP tags are added by default in your website. However, it locates the images inside your post content area. If it doesn’t find any image, it locate other images on your page, so that’s why it’s pulling the logo as your image while sharing in linkedin.
You can set a default image under SEO > Social > Facebook > Default Settings.
Thanks!April 21, 2015 at 3:34 am #254643
Chees for that…so how do I change the image for individual posts?April 21, 2015 at 5:06 am #254688
You can set a featured image to your post or you can try this third party plugin to be able to set a specific for your post.
Please don’t forget to turn off Enable Open Graph under social > opengraph when using this plugin.
Hope that helps.April 21, 2015 at 7:02 am #254761
Hi Thanks for that…I have SEO installed already and I tried it out, but linkedin doesn’t seem to recognise the image!
It is still seeing the default image.
Any advice?April 21, 2015 at 7:22 am #254778
If you don’t have a featured image added to your post, Linkedin or Facebook will pull the default image that is defined in your SEO by Yoast plugin’s settings. To show a different image for your post, you’ll need to select a featured image for that post under Featured Image section (see: http://prntscr.com/6wfa9x).
Thanks!April 21, 2015 at 9:28 am #254901
Okay, thanks for that. The pages I would like to link the image to are generated by WordPress Job Manager, so they do not have a featured image option. I have added the image in SEO by yoast and it works nicely on Facebook but not linkedin!April 21, 2015 at 11:39 am #255010
It could be the Linkedin caching as I’m seeing correct image in OGP tag. You could try creating a new job and check on Linkedin again.
Thanks!April 23, 2015 at 9:52 am #256703
Okay, Linkedin have done some searching and they have come back with this:
Thanks for your reply and the additional information that you provided. I was able to take a look at the HTML code and to have the image displayed, you would need to have the image placed into the code for it to display the way you wish.
I look forward to hearing from you!
All well and good, but how do I change the code if I am using WP-Job Manager and the page I want to insert this into is: http://www.clearnorth.co.uk/job/process-engineer-plant-experience-manchesterApril 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm #256854
Usually, it is beyond the scope of our support because it is using a 3rd party plugin. We could give it a try. Would you mind sharing us your admin credential in a Private Reply.
Thanks.April 27, 2015 at 6:39 am #259485This reply has been marked as private.April 27, 2015 at 7:43 am #259540
Upon checking, it seems you are not using WordPress SEO by Yoast Open Graph tags and instead enabled X native Open Graph support. So, you will need to define a image fallback inside Customizer. You can do it under Social > Social Fallback Image in the Customizer (see: http://prntscr.com/6yqe0t).
Thanks!April 27, 2015 at 11:17 am #259717
Hi There, So I can select the image for different pages, should I enable SEO by Yoast OG tags?April 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm #259848
The image is only a fallback, i.e., when there is no image, the fallback image will be used. As your Job Manager doesn’t provide option for featured image, this fallback image will be used. As Job Manager is a third party plugin. Regretfully, we cannot provide support for it as our support policy in the sidebar states due to the fact that there is simply no way to account for all of the potential variables at play when using another developer’s plugin. Because of this, any questions you have regarding setup, integration, or troubleshooting any piece of functionality that is not native to X will need to be directed to the original developer.
In regard to SEO by Yoast OG tags, it’s not important, but if you wish, you can to enable it. Make sure to disable X OG tags under Social in the Customizer after enabling SEO by Yoast OG tags.
Thanks!April 27, 2015 at 3:36 pm #259903
That did it! I didn’t disable the OG tags in the customiser before.
One simple change made everything work…thanks again.