Why don’t my Twitter Cards show on Twitter?

September 20th, 2015

The Photo, Gallery, and Product Cards were deprecated by Twitter on July 3rd, 2015. NGFB continues to support all current Twitter Card formats, including the Summary, Summary with Large Image, App (exclusive to WPSSO), and Player Cards — in both the Free and Pro versions of NGFB.

The NGFB Pro version supports the Summary, Large Image Summary and Player Cards. The Twitter Card type is selected based on your post/page/custom-post-type content:

  • Player Card — An embedded video in the Post / Page content.
  • Large Image Summary Card — An image from the custom Social Settings, Featured, Attached, or NextGEN Gallery singlepic.
  • App Card — Apple Store iPhone / iPad or Google Play App (requires the WPSSO App Meta extension).
  • Summary Card — All other webpages.

For each type card you publish, you can submit a sample URL to Twitter’s Card validation tool.

NGFB Pro automatically creates the required Twitter Card meta tags based on the content of your webpages.

  • Player Card — An embedded video in the content:
    • Slideshare
    • Vimeo
    • Wistia
    • YouTube

    An Example Twitter ‘Player’ Card
  • Large Image Summary Card — An image defined in the custom Social Settings metabox, a Featured, Attached, or NextGEN Gallery singlepic image.
    An Example Twitter ‘Large Image Summary’ Card
  • Summary Card — All other webpages.
    An Example Twitter ‘Summary’ Card