Jetpack Photon

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Jetpack Photon is an integrated image CDN service for sites hosted on WordPress.com, or on self-hosted Jetpack-connected WordPress sites. When enabled, Jetpack Photon removes the width and height information returned by key WordPress functions, which in turn removes it from the webpage HTML. This allows images that are too large for their HTML container to be down-sized dynamically by the browser. This “flexibility” comes at a cost however – the WordPress image_downsize() function is unable to return image dimensions, which are essential to some plugin like WPSSO. The WPSSO Pro version includes a Jetpack Photon Addon that hooks into the ‘wpsso_image_downsize’ filter and re-introduces the missing width and height values for WPSSO image sizes.

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Jetpack Photon

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Jetpack Photon is an integrated image CDN service for sites hosted on WordPress.com, or on self-hosted Jetpack-connected WordPress sites. When enabled, Jetpack Photon removes the width and height information returned by key WordPress functions, which in turn removes it from the webpage HTML. This allows images that are too large for their HTML container to be down-sized dynamically by the browser. This “flexibility” comes at a cost however – the WordPress image_downsize() function is unable to return image dimensions, which are essential to some plugin like NGFB. The NGFB Pro version includes a Jetpack Photon Addon that hooks into the ‘wpsso_image_downsize’ filter and re-introduces the missing width and height values for NGFB image sizes.

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Working with Image Attachments

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WPSSO will pickup and use all attached images to a Post or Page. Generally images are attached to a Post or Page in the context of using them in the content text, but images can also be attached directly from the Media Library listing, or by uploading new images when editing a Post or Page. If you find that an image is showing up in the Open Graph meta tags, that is not shown in the content, there’s a chance this image was attached and never detached from the Post or Page.

WordPress offers features to attach image, but not detach them (yes, it’s a little odd, I know). As a consequence of this, several plugins are now available to fill-in the missing features. Here are a few you might try:

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How can I share a single NextGEN Gallery image?

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The problem with “lightbox” effects is that these overlayed images don’t have a URL, so you cannot share them. Instead, you have to create a Page with a [singlepic] shortcode, or select the “Show ImageBrowser” option in the Gallery settings. When using the “ImageBrowser” option, images will be displayed on their own, with a unique URL that can be shared (instead of layering an effect over the current browser window).

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Why do my Facebook shares have small images?

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You should use an Image Dimension setting of at least 1200 x 1200 pixels (cropped) for the best display on high resolution devices. At the very least, you should use an Image Dimension setting of 600 x 315 pixels to display link page posts with larger images. If your image is smaller than 600 x 315 px, it will still display in the link page post, but the size will be much smaller. See Maximizing Distribution for Media Content on Facebook for more information (you may have to reload that Facebook page to move down to the anchor).

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