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  1. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    I'm trying to add /wp-admin

    The blog I need help with is books6259.wordpress.com.

  2. Hi there! Your classic dashboard is at:
    http://books6259.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

    Is that what you're looking for?

  3. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    I think so...im so new to this and so old! (meaning clueless when it comes to anything on line) Questions:

    1 - is the "wp-admin" all ready on my dashboard? why is it needed?
    2 - when i post my blog on Facebook the header imagine (a vintage typewriter) doesn't show. Is that cause I'm using wordpress.com rather than wordpress.org? i've been pulling my hair out with this...thanks for helping me out.

    Best,
    Martie

  4. I'm not sure I understand.

    I'd recommend using the interface at WordPress.com, under My Sites. It's especially great to start with! https://learn.wordpress.com/get-published/

    Header images won't normally show on Facebook when you share your link. Instead, you should add larger images to your posts, which will be shared when you post on social media. :)

  5. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    I'm using the site as a book review blog...i don't add pictures...I only have my header and logo....each post is another book review...nothing person so no pix...does that help clarify?...and thx for the link.

  6. rachelsquirrel
    Staff

    You can add a featured image to the post and Facebook will share that:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/featured-images/

  7. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    thanks so much...since i'm just using the site for book reviews only is there a way i can use the same featured image without always having to add it into my latest review?

  8. rachelsquirrel
    Staff

    Yes, you can set a blog icon and Facebook will also use that. You'll need to use the old Dashboard and then go to Settings > General. Here's a direct link:

    https://books6259.wordpress.com/wp-admin/options-general.php

    On the top right of that page you can upload an image.

  9. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    Rachel - thanks so much...I have my fingers crossed i can make it work...i'm too old for this...but loving it - Martie

  10. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    Well Rachel...it worked on WP but when i copy and paste https://books6259.wordpress.com/ onto Facebook I still just have a black square....sigh...Martie

  11. rachelsquirrel
    Staff

    It's working now! It sometimes takes a little while to update but I ran the URL for your site in the Facebook debug tool and I can see the blog icon there:

    https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/sharing/?q=https%3A%2F%2Fbooks6259.wordpress.com

  12. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    Rachel - you are the best! - Have a great holiday weekend. - Martie

  13. rachelsquirrel
    Staff

    You're welcome!

  14. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    Hi Rachel, I’m about to start “Learning the Fundamentals of WP” in the interim I’m reading and reviewing. I’ve always done Goodreads which brought me to Netgally which is why I created my blog in the first place…to get free books before they are published. I connected WP to my FB, Twitter &Tumbler accounts and I have the Goodreads widget.

    My question is: How do I stop the same review from showing up on these sites multiple times at once? Even I find it annoying when I open my FB page and my review on the same book is posted one after the other. L Hope you are off on this Memorial Day and that you are having a great day. Martie

  15. rachelsquirrel
    Staff

    My question is: How do I stop the same review from showing up on these sites multiple times at once? Even I find it annoying when I open my FB page and my review on the same book is posted one after the other.

    Hmm. I'm not sure how that could be happening. WordPress.com will only share each post to Facebook once. Is your Facebook page public so I can take a look?

    Hope you are off on this Memorial Day and that you are having a great day.

    I'm in Scotland and it's just a typical Monday here today. But thank you :)

  16. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    Scotland...all I know about Scotland is "Outlander"...Jamie makes me feel like a dirty old lady...LOL...u can delete that part when answering me...so i already deleted the multiple posts on FB for my last review and only kept the one from my blog...but for the next one I write I will turn my setting to public so you can have a look....btw: u really have been special if u want me to write something to ur boss on how diligent u have been with helping me just let me know how to do that.

  17. rachelsquirrel
    Staff

    ..but for the next one I write I will turn my setting to public so you can have a look....

    Ok, sounds good. Let me know if it happens again and I'll take a look.

    btw: u really have been special if u want me to write something to ur boss on how diligent u have been with helping me just let me know how to do that.

    Thank you so much for your kind words! You've made my day :)

  18. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    Rachel - Okay I changed my Facebook account to public...pls take a look and get back to me... as soon as you can pls let me know so i can change the setting back to friends only...feel free to send me a friend request...the book is The Light of Paris...thx, Martie

  19. rachelsquirrel
    Staff

    Hi Martie,

    I don't have a link to your Facebook account but I realise you might not want to share it publicly so I've sent you an email. Reply to me via email and we'll go from there.

  20. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    I already changed it to public. Just search for Martie Nees Record. Sent from my iPhone

  21. rachelsquirrel
    Staff

    I already changed it to public. Just search for Martie Nees Record.

    Ok, I think I found it! I can see the Goodreads link there which was posted 11 hours ago but nothing shared from WordPress.com. Did you delete the WordPress.com post on Facebook?

  22. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    One is from Goodreads. The other is from Twitter which I didn't add to my Twitter account maybe I have goodreads and Twitter connected. And one is from WordPress. As I said I shared WP to my FB, Twitter and Tumbler accounts. Sigh. I'll never figure this out. At 60 I might be too old = Zero techie skills

  23. rachelsquirrel
    Staff

    Hi Martie!

    You're doing great and we'll get to the bottom of this. It's possible I'm not seeing the same thing as you on Facebook. Facebook sometimes hides content.

    WordPress.com will definitely only share posts once to Facebook. If you can see two posts there for the same article then it might be some other service sharing it as well.

    Another option is to disconnect Facebook from WordPress.com altogether and then share posts manually so you've got more control. You can do this here:

    https://wordpress.com/sharing/books6259.wordpress.com

  24. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    Thanks Rachel...I will give that a try...don't forget to send me a feedback survey.

  25. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    hello to the lovely rachelsquirrel...i've asked this to the forum before but haven't yet heard back so i'm asking you cause i know u will...my question is: my little orange bell is usually lit, when i click to see the notifications it doesn't open...just get that annoying constant circle circling (lol) how do i fix this? Martie

  26. rachelsquirrel
    Staff

    Hey there!

    Just to confirm: you're on this page - https://wordpress.com - and clicking the bell in the top right corner and it never opens to show your notifications? That's annoying! I've checked your account and everything looks fine at this end so I think it's probably a browser issue. Did it used to work?

    As a first step try clearing your browser cache and cookies. Also make sure third-party cookies are enabled in your web browser:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/third-party-cookies/

    Also check that JavaScript is enabled. Let me know how you get on!

  27. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    Hey Rachel - no it never opened/worked...okay, I confess I have no idea what Java Script means...feeling old :-(...I do hope you got a notification when I completed the WP feedback survey...ur the best! - Martie

  28. rachelsquirrel
    Staff

    I did get your feedback. Thank you so much! It made my day :)

    I have another suggestion re. the notifications menu: check that you're using the latest version of one of our supported browsers here:

    http://browsehappy.com

    If not, then update your browser. It would also be good to know whether the same problem occurs when you try using a different browser. Do you have any other web browsers on your computer that you can test with?

  29. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    I did update my google chrome using the link you gave me...notification still just circles...no I do not have another web browser...used to also have IE & Firefox but I was always getting viruses so I got rid on them...grr...for the issue not you. :-)

  30. neesrecordaolcom
    Member

    Rachel, BTW: I did clear my google chrome of cache & cookies....i couldn't figure out how to allow third party cookies...little bell still just circles....think i might give up on this...i DO get email notifications when someone leaves a comment...Martie

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