Social Icon Not Showing Up

Hi,

I’m trying to have a social network icon setup on my site, so if someone posts my site on there Facebook page my icon will show up. I’ve include the code I used below. This code was places in the Page>HTML Markup section in Before . Tried it on Facebook but no thumbnail showed up, can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong?

<link rel="image_src" href="http://www.example.com/Resources/socialicon.jpeg" />

(www.example.com was replaced with my domain name)

Thanks,

Christian


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Where did you find these instructions for what you’re looking to do?

I’ve never heard of such a thing and would be interested to know more.


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If it is a Facebook Like button you are trying to show then this thread discusses it.

http://freewaytalk.net/thread/view/69409#m_87285

But the method you are trying to use will place a graphic in your page but you will have no control of its actual positioning.

If you want to place an image on your page and be able to move it to where you want then use Insert>Markup Item. You will get the dialogue box into which you paste your code and then when you OK that a 100px square Markup item is placed on your page and can be moved and resized at will.

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Also I see in your example code you are referencing a file in your Resources folder. Did you add the file to the Resources folder yourself?

  <link rel="image_src" href="http://www.example.com/Resources/socialicon.jpeg" />

This is very BAD practice. The Resources folder is managed by FW and can get very upset if you fiddle with it without it knowing.

If you are using an Action to add this File to the Resources folder that is fine because FW then knows about the file and how to treat it.

If you simply add it in there yourself FW will ignore it and certainly wont upload it for you.

But I cannot see how a simple image placed on your page can do anything at all without further help ie a link or associated code.

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This isn’t an image tag so won’t display the image on the page. What it does is act as meta data for the page (or blog article) so when someone clicks on a Facebook ‘like’ button and they are redirected to their FB account their site knows what information to add to the post. Typically Facebook will ask the user to choose a representative image for the ‘like’ based on a number of images that Facebook found on the page. With this code in place Facebook won’t offer the user that choice and simply inserts the image specified.
I added Facebook options like this to my Meta Plus Action a while ago. I’ll dig it out and dust it off later.
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Tim.

On 30 Mar 2011, at 10:13, DeltaDave wrote:

But I cannot see how a simple image placed on your page can do anything at all without further help ie a link or associated code.

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This isn’t an image tag so won’t display the image on the page. What it does is act as meta data for the page (or blog article) so when someone clicks on a Facebook ‘like’ button and they are redirected to their FB account their site knows what information to add to the post.

Thanks for the clarification Tim

Can you point me to somewhere on FB that I can find out more about this. I have to admit to being a total FB virgin and I suppose I should join the club.

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Hi Dave,
Here is FB’s page that explains the new style ‘like’ code;

They appear to have moved on from the old style meta tags although they should still work. You can read about them here;
http://www.insidefacebook.com/2009/04/06/increase-your-sites-traffic-through-facebook-share/

Regards,
Tim.

On 30 Mar 2011, at 11:23, DeltaDave wrote:

Can you point me to somewhere on FB that I can find out more about this. I have to admit to being a total FB virgin and I suppose I should join the club.

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For anyone that is interested here is that Meta Plus page Action that contains the Facebook meta options;
http://www.actionsforge.com/actions/view/229-meta-plus
Regards,
Tim.

On 30 Mar 2011, at 10:34, Tim Plumb wrote:

I added Facebook options like this to my Meta Plus Action a while ago. I’ll dig it out and dust it off later.

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