I've been trying to play teach myself CSS by doing it for a couple of months, but I'm really only a beginner, and I think I've hit something that's way beyond what I can work out on my own, so I've come to ask.
On Facebook Publicize, I'd like to have my gravatar go to Facebook as the post logo thingy, rather than the WordPress W logo.
Sometime recently Facebook has stopped using the gravatar, although some other places still do.
The rules for what gets shown through Publicize are, in order:
1. The featured image
2. The first image of a Slideshow within the post
3. The first image of a Gallery within the post
4. An image attached to the post and inserted
5. Any other image in the post (not attached but perhaps linked, larger than 200px by 200px.
So Rules 4 and 5 is the ones I'm using.
What I'm trying to do, to save manually adding an image to every post, is to add a background image of the gravatar using CSS, and move it off to the right so it doesn't actually show on the blog page, but will still be in the post and get used by Publicize.
So I did this:
background: url('http://tessmackenzie.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/silhouette-201px.jpg') no-repeat 0 right !important;
Which Facebook ignores.
So I'm stumped.
I'm just wondering -
Is it likely this broken because the image is background and not properly embedded in the individual page's html? I hope what I mean is clear there, so CSS and background, rather than the actual page html having an <img= >.
Also, is this just wrong, and completely stupid, and there's a simpler way to do this? Because that's completely possible! I thought this would be more common, but I can't find anyone doing the same, so maybe not.
So yeah. Anyway. I'd be really, really grateful for any thoughts anyone has, because I've about run about of ideas and also out of knowledge.
So thank you for looking at this. And thank you if you can help!
I'm using the On a Whim theme, and the blog is TessMackenzie.com.
The Publicize rules are here - http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/#images-in-publicize