Open Graph images are the images you see attached to the links you share on social media—or even in some text message platforms. LB Social Cards, a new addition to the LexBlog Platform, takes the branding of your blog, combines it with your post title and automatically creates and attaches a new image for each new post. It will also utilize an image if you have one on your post.
Here’s an example:
Use a Featured Image to make it stand out even more
While LB Social Cards will feature your own images if provided, make sure it’s added to the post as a Featured Image.
In the publishing platform, you’ll see a box like this for featured images. Choose an image there from your image library or upload a new one. You can also set the position of that image, from three options.
Since LB Social Cards don’t use the whole image, and crop a portion of it, you can give it some help. When adding an image, set the Focus Point to ensure part of the image—like someone’s face—isn’t cut off.
That’s all there is to it from a user perspective. You share your posts on social as you would normally, and we take care of the rest.
What if I’m not seeing the new images?
This feature is only available on non-legacy blogs. If you haven’t yet, be sure to reach out to our team to make sure you’re on our newest LexBlog Platform, which is where we’ll continue to add features.
If you are on our newest platform but still not seeing the images quite yet, there’s a trick you can try to make social platforms grab the appropriate Open Graph image—and each of the big platforms has a page where you can submit a URL and have the network grab new Open Graph metadata, like the image.
Those are here:
If you’re still having issues, let us know and we’ll take a peek.
What if I want to change the look/template for the generated images?
Since these are all automatically created by the software, we don’t at this time have the ability to do something like change the size of a logo, align tech differently or something along those lines. But if you have feedback for how the cards look, don’t hesitate to let us know.
If there are visibility or contrast issues with certain elements of the cards, do let us know. We’ll take a look and make sure everything is looking as it should.
What if I don’t want these images for my blog or blogs?
If you don’t want this feature on your blog, simply let us know and we’ll flip it off. Right now, we can’t control it on a per-post basis but if this is a feature you’d prefer not to have, let us know and we will disable it—no sweat.