Social Tools Publicize Questions

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  • #1462941

    empirenights
    Member

    I have two questions regarding the Social Tool “Publicize” in Sharing Settings.

    1) I went into Sharing Settings and have successfully connected my blog to Facebook. My posts are now automatically shared to my Facebook business page. The only thing I am not happy with is how each post on Facebook shows the big blue WordPress “W” logo. Is there a way to remove this or replace it with something else?

    2) I also tried to connect my Google+ Business Page, but I don’t get the option to connect the business page. It only connects to my personal Google+ page. As you know, Google+ does not allow anyone to create a business only account. You must first create a personal Google+ account and then add a Business page to that personal account. They say that this is because there must be a personal account that is responsible for maintaining the Business account. But like I mentioned there is no way to specifically select my Google+ Business page as the page to share my blog posts with. Does anyone know a way to make this possible?

    #1463040

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry but when using Publicize, note that we have no control over the images that Facebook chooses to display or when they choose to flush their image caches. We really only send them the URL of the post, and they hunt through that for the excerpt and images to include. From: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/avalaible-facebook-thumbnail-issue?replies=7#post-1000734
    Read also: http://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug
    from: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/fb-link-has-no-thumbnails?replies=4#post-936861

    #1463041

    timethief
    Member

    I have no answers to Google Plus questions. Perhaps searching threads will produce some. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/tags/google-plus

    #1463205

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    It is not yet possible to publicize posts to Google Plus Pages. Staff have mentioned elsewhere in the forums that this is on their “to do” list, but no ETA at this time.

    #1463265

    empirenights
    Member

    I found this information about a Facebook plugin for WordPress. Does anyone know if it will work with WordPress.com or only with WordPress installed on a web-server that we have access to?

    https://developers.facebook.com/docs/wordpress/install/

    #1463266

    raincoaster
    Member

    It will not work with WordPress.com. You cannot use plugins on a WordPress.com blog. You do not need this, as the ability to publicize to Facebook is already built in to every WordPress.com blog.

    The reason the W is showing on Facebook is that you don’t have a Blavatar for that blog. Upload it on the Settings->General page.

    #1463267

    empirenights
    Member

    Awesome. Thanks! I’ll try that now.

    #1463268

    empirenights
    Member

    It worked! Thanks again Raincoaster!

    #1463269

    raincoaster
    Member

    You’re welcome!

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