No announcement yet.

Why doesn't Tumblr grab Image objects from posts?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Why doesn't Tumblr grab Image objects from posts?

    I'm using Wordpress primarily for posting art and images, and use blog2social to push those images out. I don't intend to use it for text-based articles.

    I've linked Tumblr, Twitter, and Instragram, and would expect this plugin to interact with them similarly. However, if I take the post linked below, I see different behaviors (it's only an Image block and a title)

    Attached, find what the plugin extracts for Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.
    Click image for larger version  Name:	Screenshot 2020-09-20 183151.png Views:	0 Size:	134.1 KB ID:	1042Click image for larger version  Name:	Screenshot 2020-09-20 183125.png Views:	0 Size:	156.9 KB ID:	1041Click image for larger version  Name:	Screenshot 2020-09-20 183221.png Views:	0 Size:	33.3 KB ID:	1043

    Twitter and Instragram both extract the Image block. Tumblr does not. Why the inconsistency?

    (Thanks to a previous thread, I see that Tumblr only extracts the featured image of a post, so I've found a theme that works for my usecase at least.)
    Attached Files
    Last edited by Raymond Grumney; 09-21-2020, 02:01 AM.

  • #2
    Hello Raymond,

    Thank you for reaching out and thanks for the feedback.

    Blog2social uses the featured image of a WordPress post as the post image of a social media post instead of image blocks within the content. It is recommended to choose a WordPress theme that works on a similar functionality to save the image of a post. This does also relate to custom-post types depending on a theme or on a plugin that is used to create the custom post types (e.g. a portfolio).

    I have tested sharing a post on Tumblr and could not verify any issue related to sharing a post with a featured image on Tumblr. The post preview also contained the selected image.

    Please make sure to configure a featured image inside your posts that should be shared on a social media network if you want to share an image inside the post.

    Furthermore, if you want to share posts with the “Create social media post” function of Blog2Social you should proceed with the following steps:
    1. Follow this path: Your WordPress installation -> Blog2Social -> Dashboard -> Right sidebar -> Section: SOCIAL MEDIA POST -> Create post
    2. Select image post -> Configure a text (the text can be removed depending on the networks you would like to share too) and an image (which will be used as a featured image of these posts) .
    3. Click on “Customize and schedule”.
    4. Now you should be able to see a preview of a post. After changing texts or images if necessary you can share this post to the selected networks.

    The following instructions will guide you through the process of configuring and sharing a social media post with the “Create a post” function step-by-step:

    How to create social media posts and share images, text, and links on social media

    Please let me know if you have any other questions about Blog2Social.

    Best regards