Featured Image Settings

When defining a status message, there are two possible image settings available, depending on the social network in question:

  • No Featured Image
  • Use Feat. Image, not Linked to Post
WordPress to Hootsuite Pro ensures you cannot accidentally choose a Featured Image option that does not apply for a particular social network.
Using WooCommerce?  WordPress to Hootsuite Pro uses the Product Image, which is the same as the Featured Image

When choosing Use Feat. Image, not Linked to Post on a status, WordPress to Hootsuite Pro will use the following image options, in order:

  1. WP to Hootsuite Pro: Featured Image.  If used, this image will be used as the image on the status update.  This overrides the Post’s Featured Image, even if it is also supplied.
    WordPress to Hootsuite Pro: Featured Image
    This Featured Image is ignored if a status’ image setting = Use OpenGraph Settings
    Facebook: You’ll need to verify your site’s domain name and Page.  See https://help.hootsuite.com/hc/en-us/articles/115009836987, specifically https://developers.facebook.com/docs/sharing/domain-verification
  2. Featured Image.  If your Post, Page or Custom Post Type supports Featured Images, this image will be used as the image on the status update.
    WordPress to Buffer Pro: Featured Image
    Depending on your WordPress site, not all Posts, Pages or Custom Post Types register a Featured Image option.  In this case, use the WP to Hootsuite Pro: Featured Image option above and ensure that your status settings do not use Use OpenGraph Settings.

You do not need to specify the {url} tag in your status text, unless you want to include a link within your status text.  Doing this will not link the Featured Image to the Post’s URL.

Here’s how statuses will look when using this setting, along with the status text = {title} 

Facebook

WordPress to Buffer Pro: Featured Image, No Link: Facebook

Twitter

WordPress to Buffer Pro: Featured Image, No Link: Twitter

LinkedIn

WordPress to Buffer Pro: Featured Image, No Link: LinkedIn

Google+

WordPress to Buffer Pro: Featured Image, No Link: Google+

Instagram

WordPress to Buffer Pro: Featured Image, No Link: Instagram