help with URL

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  • #2644717

    I’m trying to add /wp-admin

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

    #2644827

    chrisrudzki
    Member

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

    Is that what you’re looking for?

    #2644835

    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

    #2644846

    chrisrudzki
    Member

    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. :)

    #2644858

    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.

    #2644859

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

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

    #2644860

    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?

    #2644861

    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.

    #2644865

    Rachel – thanks so much…I have my fingers crossed i can make it work…i’m too old for this…but loving it – Martie

    #2644866

    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

    #2644867

    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

    #2644868

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

    #2644869

    You’re welcome!

    #2644870

    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

    #2644871

    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 :)

    #2644872

    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.

    #2644873

    ..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 :)

    #2644874

    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

    #2644876

    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.

    #2644877

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

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