Text to Image Settings

When a Status’ image setting is set to either Use Text to Image, Linked to Post or Use Text to Image, Not Linked to Post, WordPress to Buffer Pro will generate an image based on the text supplied for that specific status, and use that image instead of a Featured Image or OpenGraph image.

To define global color styles, text styles and per-profile options for these images, in the WordPress Administration, click on the WP to Buffer Pro > Settings in the menu.
WordPress to Buffer Pro: Settings Menu

Then click on the Text to Image tab:

WordPress to Buffer Pro: Text to Image Settings

The following settings are applied to all images generated from the Text to Image specified on a status:

Text Font

Choose from either a Plugin-supplied font by selecting a font from the drop down menu, or your own TTF font by selecting the Custom Font option:
WordPress to Buffer Pro: Text to Image Settings: Custom Font Dropdown

To use your own TTF font:

  • Select the Custom Font option
    WordPress to Buffer Pro: Text to Image Settings: Custom Font Dropdown
  • Click the Add/Replace Custom Font button
    WordPress to Buffer Pro: Text to Image Settings: Add Custom Font
  • Upload the TTF font to your Media Library, or select the existing TTF font from your Media Library
    WordPress to Buffer Pro: Text to Image Settings: Select Custom Font
  • Click the Select button

Your WordPress configuration may prevent uploading of TTF files.  If this is the case, you’ll need to:

  • Edit your wp-config.php file, adding define( 'ALLOW_UNFILTERED_UPLOADS', true );
  • Repeat the above steps to upload your TTF font file.
  • Edit your wp-config.php file, removing define('ALLOW_UNFILTERED_UPLOADS', true);

The font will then be displayed:
WordPress to Buffer Pro: Text to Image Settings: Selected Custom Font

To remove your existing TTF font:

  • Click the Remove Custom Font button
    WordPress to Buffer Pro: Text to Image Settings: Selected Custom Font
  • Either add your own TTF font, or choose a Plugin-supplied font from the list.

Text Size

Defines the size of the text to display on the image.  A recommended value of 50px is provided.

Text Color

Defines the text color.  Click the Select Color button and either input the hex color or select one from the color picker:
WordPress to Buffer Pro: Text to Image Settings: Color Picker

Text Background Color

If specified, the text will have a background applied to it. This is different to the entire image’s Background Color and Background Image options below, which apply to the whole image.

Click the Select Color button and either input the hex color or select one from the color picker:
WordPress to Buffer Pro: Text to Image Settings: Color Picker

To remove the text background color, click the Clear button

Background Color

Defines the background color for the entire image.  This can be overridden by a background image, if one is specified for the Social Media Profile.

Click the Select Color button and either input the hex color or select one from the color picker:
WordPress to Buffer Pro: Text to Image Settings: Color Picker

Background Image

For each Social Media Profile, an option is displayed to define a Background Image.  Where defined, this image will be used when a status has Text to Image enabled, and the status is for the given Social Media Profile.

Because the status’ Text to Image text will be centered on the image, the Background Image option is useful if, for example, you want to apply your branding and/or logo to the outer part of the image:
WordPress to Buffer Pro: Text to Image Settings: Background Image Example

For each Social Media Profile, you’ll also see the Recommended Dimensions.

To use your own background image

  • Click the plus icon
    WordPress to Buffer Pro: Text to Image Settings: Background Image
  • Upload the background image to your Media Library, or select the existing background image from your Media Library
    WordPress to Buffer Pro: Text to Image Settings: Background Image: Add/Select
  • Click the Select button

To remove your existing background image for this Social Media Profile, and therefore use the Background Color option:

  • Click the cross icon
    WordPress to Buffer Pro: Text to Image Settings: Background Image: Delete