Controlling Social Share Images in WordPress


Setting Social Share Images for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Others

In this video, I will show you how to control the image and other information such as title and description that are shown when you share a page or post from your WordPress website. These instructions apply to those sites that have the Yoast SEO plugin installed.

When FatLab builds a website, we consider this a standard plugin so unless you have requested and/or made changes to a site we built, including Genius Stack websites, these instructions apply.

Of course, we are here to help should you want any further instructions or someone just to get this stuff done for you.


To set the social share image for any particular page or post, scroll on the edit screen until you see the “Yoast SEO” control, click the “Social” tab, and set the image, title, and description you would like to use for Facebook and Twitter. Note that LinkedIn uses the settings for Facebook and so will many other services.

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