Back in February, we launched Publicize: Facebook as a way to connect your WordPress.com account to your Facebook profile.
In March, VideoPress added support for Facebook so that when using Publicize, your videos would get added to your Facebook update as well.
Until now, we’ve neglected your images.
Starting today, however, we’ll cherish your images as much as we already do your text and video; when sending a Facebook Profile update, WordPress.com will include any image you upload to the post. Image support was the #1 most requested feature for Publicize: Facebook, and we’re happy we finally got around to it
(Before you ask, the #2 most requested feature is the ability to update Facebook Pages as well as Profiles, so it’s already on our list.)
Since we started, you’ve sent out nearly 1.3 million Facebook updates from WordPress.com. Keep them going!
- Jul 16, 2010 @ 8:46 pm
Jul 22nd at 4:33 am
So, if you click the image, it takes you to a weird album page inside my post, not the regular post. The image is the biggest clickable area, so I worry that most people will be taken to the album first, before the post. That seems not good.
Jul 22nd at 4:16 pm
Jul 22nd at 7:55 pm
Fantastic! Showing the pictures will draw more readers to our blogs! Yeah!
Jul 22nd at 8:11 pm
I like how it perks up my facebook page, and list of blogs. The Photos are drawing interest. Love it.
Jul 23rd at 7:43 am
It’s good, but if I use a featured image without inserting it into the post itself – I use the Structure theme – no image gets publicized on Facebook with the excerpt of my post. Could something be done such that my featured image gets, well, featured?
Jul 23rd at 1:49 pm
Excellent! I currently use NetworkedBlogs to update my blog’s Facebook “fan” page, but it would be awesome to use WordPress directly. This is a great feature and I look forward to the next step where I can update my page. Thanks again, WP!
Jul 23rd at 2:16 pm
Is there a way to opt out of having the images on my blog displayed on Facebook? I do like the the ability to post/announce that I have added to my blog but I also may have images in my blog that I do not want displayed on Facebook.
Jul 23rd at 7:26 pm
Jul 24th at 3:48 am
I have a photoblog, so this is perfect for me. Love it.
Jul 24th at 6:10 am
Great, thank you very much !! I like to use it now .
Jul 24th at 9:50 am
Facebook ugh.. I don’t like that place, it’s all adverts.
Jul 24th at 3:52 pm
Jul 24th at 9:41 pm
I’m stoked about the facebook pages. Awesome!
Jul 25th at 10:36 pm
This is a good start, but the option to update Facebook Pages would really make my day!
Jul 26th at 6:49 am
This is great. More incentive to add pictures to my blog!
Jul 26th at 10:11 am
Yes even facebook’s own link feature added the versatility of selecting what picture would be published. It also offers the same link to your blog.
The advantage WP publicize have is that its automatically posted to FB and having the WP logo appearing in your post
But you can’t select your blog’s primary photo.
And you still need to click “See more” before the other 4 photos becomes visible.
So if FB has a 1 photo restriction, I hope WP would also add the versatility of selecting the primary photo that’s visible per blog entry.
Jul 26th at 8:42 pm
Thank you! Finding out that my post’s picture are now on my facebook wall was a pleasant surprise… and it increases readership! Thanks!
Jul 27th at 5:03 am
Thanks. I appreciate all the updates and how current you are, and I love the inclusion of photo’s.
Jul 27th at 9:59 pm
Great Stuff, thanks for this one. I love this new feature!
Jul 28th at 1:55 am
I am so sick of sites sharing info with each other. Especially sharing stuff with google.
Jul 28th at 9:14 am
Super duper !
Jul 28th at 12:06 pm
I noticed this in my last several posts. This change makes a huge difference in the appearance of the post on Facebook. Great job! Now if you could just choose the picture you want posted there….maybe another time?
Jul 28th at 7:49 pm
Jul 28th at 8:57 pm
Thanks for the continued support. Any improvements to our Facebook postings enhance our image to our viewers! I use images a lot and feel they definitely improve the blogs. Thanks again!
Jul 29th at 9:19 pm
Finally! This is the greatest! Thank you.
Jul 29th at 10:36 pm
I use Flickr to post to WordPress all the time…and it looks like images from those posts are not included. Please do something about this!
Jul 30th at 8:19 pm
I noticed this feature a while back. I typically don’t use more than 5 images in my blogs, but the photo that shows up on Facebook is always the last photo pictured in my blog. As a result, I sometimes have to be creative about adding in a more telling photo at the end of my blog versus the beginning. When you’re writing about power lifting methods, techniques, and….obstacles, a picture is worth a thousand words!!!