While the Like and Share buttons allow visitors to interact with your website and their personal Facebook profile, the Facebook Page module allows visitors to interact with your business Facebook page. (not your personal profile)
Setup the Facebook Page module
You may add the widget into any of your ProPhoto Layouts so it appears on your site.
- You must have a Facebook Page that is publicly accessible to visitors, so if you only have a personal Facebook profile, you’ll need to go create one first:
Again, make sure it is not a private/restricted page or your widget will have trouble showing it.
- See the info below about customizing the widget’s options:
Configure Facebook Page module options
Apart from the URL address of your Facebook business page, there are a few other settings you can configure.
Width and height controls will constrain the widget to the width you select.
Show posts from page will display a timeline of the posts you have published on your Facebook page.
Show friends faces will display profile images for some friends of the visitor who has chosen to like your Facebook page.
Show cover image will display the wide cover photo of your page, if you have provided one in your Facebook page configuration.
Here are some examples of the settings mentioned above:
No options checked
Show posts from page
Show friends faces
Show cover image
Of course, if you want, you may combine these settings to get a combination of them.
Posts and pages from your website can be shared on Facebook, and when this happens a preview of the link is shown.
An example of a Facebook link preview
Typically, the image, title, and text is pulled automatically from your post or page being linked on Facebook.
Override the title and description for Facebook link previews
In some cases – like the front page and blog page of your site – Facebook may use title and description text that you want to override in the link preview. To override the title and text, visit this area:
Settings > Site Settings > Social Media > Facebook preview options
Use the text boxes to apply a different title and/or description text for your pages.
- If your website has a static front page you can use these boxes to change the title or description text that appears when your homepage is shared on social media.
(to supply a custom image, use the featured image in your WordPress page editor)
- You can use these boxes to change the title or description text that appears when your blog page is shared on social media.
(not individual blog posts, but the blog page itself)
- Disable the ‘meta tags’ ProPhoto creates for your posts & pages.
Any WordPress plugin you use to control title & description (such as Yoast or other SEO plugins) will provide text instead.
NOTE: Remember that your changes may not be seen immediately, since Facebook caches links. Use the Facebook Sharing debugger tool to confirm your changes instead of re-posting a link on Facebook.
Override the image for Facebook link previews
By default, Facebook will try to use the first image in your post/page, or another prominent image if there are no images in your content. (such as your website logo) But you can override the image used on Facebook by selecting or uploading a Featured Image for any page or post you create.
Even if your post/page does not make use of the image, a featured image will be used for ProPhoto Grid thumbnails, excerpt images, and sharing on Facebook and other social media.
NOTE: Again, remember that your changes may not be seen immediately, since Facebook caches links. Use the Facebook Sharing debugger tool to confirm your changes instead of re-posting a link on Facebook.
Confirm and Troubleshoot Facebook link previews
If you are having problems with the text or the image which Facebook displays when you link your site on Facebook, please see our Wrong preview for a link to my site
tutorial for help.