Things have been so busy the last few months with my mommy blog that I have struggled to find the time to share new information here with you. A few days ago I had someone ask me how to set a WordPress image for social shares and that inspired me to write this post quickly so I can show you how you can quickly and easily set which image you want to show when you (or anyone else) shares your content socially.
This quick tutorial is using the All In One SEO plugin, I am sure there are plenty of ways to set which image gets shared socially but this is the way that I know.
Firstly go into your All In One SEO settings by hovering your mouse over “All In One SEO” on your dashboard, then when the dropdown menu appears click on “Feature Manager”.
Have a look at the option for “Social Meta” if the blue button says “deactivate” skip this step. If it says “activate” then click on that to activate social meta.
Now go into your WordPress post or page and scroll down to your All In One Settings at the bottom. Next to Main Settings you will now see Social Settings too. Click on social settings.
Here you can click on the image in your post or page you would like to make your image for social shares, or alternatively you can choose an image from your media library or even upload a completely new image that will show on your social shares.
In this section you can also set the title and description that you would like to show up for social shares if you would like it to be different to your meta title and description that you have set in your main All In One SEO settings.
Here is a quick video walk through which will show you how quick and easy it is!