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Opened 22 months ago

Closed 16 months ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#4596 closed enhancement (fixed)

Make the option "Featured Images" available for local sites.

Reported by: CoachBirgit Owned by: ocean90
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: International Sites (Rosetta) Keywords:


Due to the lack of Jetpack permissions, locale managers cannot set up a default image to be sent as og:image when a post is shared on social networks.

Unfortunately, we can't add a featured image per blog post that could otherwise be delivered as og:image.

It would be a relief for the editors on the local sites if the option "Featured Image" were available in the block editor.

It is not necessary that the "featured images" also have to be displayed in the single view of a blog entry or not in the archive view. So there is no need to change the theme itself.

My only concern with this request is that we as local managers can exert more influence on which image is used as og:image for the social networks.

Is there a special reason why the option for featured images on local sites is disabled? I'd like to discuss that.

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Change History (5)

#1 @dd32
22 months ago

Perhaps as a way to move this forward, you could provide a scenario in which it'd be wanted to customise the og:image for posts? and an example of what it'd be set to.

I don't have any background on why the theme doesn't declare featured image support.

#2 @ocean90
16 months ago

  • Owner set to ocean90
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 9388:

Main theme: Enable support for featured images.

Featured images are currently not used in the theme but this enables to use them via open graph tags when a page is shared.

Fixes #4596.

16 months ago

16 months ago

#3 @ocean90
16 months ago

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

In [dotorg15701]/[dotorg15702] I also added a better default (square) image for Twitter cards, see attached screenshots for before/after.

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