Hi this is Jessica with TinyFrog Technologies, I’m our Marketing Director. Today I want to talk about featured images on your website. For any WordPress website, in the WordPress dashboard you can set a featured image for a blog post or a page. And it’s really important that you don’t miss that when you’re adding new pages or a new post to your site.
Basically what happens if you don’t have a featured image for a blog post, even if there’s an image on that post – if someone were to take the post and share the URL on a social media platform, the social media platform like Facebook or Google+ is going to try to just grab the right image they think goes with that article. And a lot of times they’ll get it wrong. They’ll just pull a random image. Maybe from the footer of your site. And you may see this in news feeds on social media platforms where someone shares a URL and then there’s kind of an odd thumbnail picture showing for the blog post.
So make sure when you’re adding a new blog post or adding a new page to your site, always go in and set a nice featured image. That way anytime someone shares any great content from your site it’s really representing your brand and your website in the best way. If you have any questions about how to go about adding a featured image to your website or questions about WordPress sites, feel free to reach out to our team.