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Customizing the social media preview for a content page

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Basic information

When webpages are shared via popular social media platforms and messaging apps, a rich preview is generated.

NOTE: Rich previews are generated on platforms that support Open Graph metadata. This includes Facebook, Twitter, VKontakte, Telegram, and more.

When you create a content page in Pangea CMS, you can customize the social media preview via the Social media settings. Optionally add the following data that will be visible only in the social media preview:

  • Image
  • Title
  • Introduction

The data for the social media preview is taken as follows (if 1 is not filled, the text is taken from 2, then 3):

  1. The page's Social media settings
  2. The page's Website teaser settings
  3. The page's General settings

Add Social media settings

To add Social media settings for any content page:

  1. Hit Social media in the left panel.
  2. Define the Title, Introduction, and Image according to your preferences. For information about automatically generated Social media images, go to the following section:
  3. Click Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.

When the content page is shared via social media, the preview is generated according to the defined data.

Automatic social media images

IMPORTANT: Automatic social media images are generated only if your service requested this feature. To enable automatic social media images, contact Pangea Customer Care.

Pangea CMS automatically generates a collection of images that are specially designed to attract attention via social media. The images are based on the main image for the content page, but also include your service logo and the page title.

Automatic social media images are generated for the following text-based content pages:

To generate automatic social media images:

  1. Ensure the title is provided, then add or change the main image for the content page.
  2. After 10-15 seconds, you see the message Social teaser image generated at the bottom of the screen. When you see this message, hit Social media in the left panel.
  3. Under Image, select the image you want to use.
  4. Under Title, optionally enter a special title that will be displayed below the image in the social media preview. This stops the main title from appearing twice on the same preview (on the image and below the image).
  5. Click Save or Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.

The selected image now appears in the preview when the content page is shared via social media.

Every time the main image or title is changed, CMS automatically generates a new collection of social media images. However, the existing social media image will not be replaced unless you manually select one of the new images. For more details, go to Update Social media settings.

Update Social media settings

You can update the Social media settings for a content page at any time. However, if you make changes after the page is published, social media platforms will not immediately recognize the new settings.

Facebook offers a Sharing Debugger tool, which lets you immediately refresh the sharing data for a page. After you use this tool, the latest sharing data will be visible via Facebook. The Sharing Debugger tool is freely accessible and does not require login or authorization. Go to the link below:

VKontakte also lets you refresh the sharing data for external pages. To perform this action, it is necessary to send an API request from a registered VK app. For detailed information, see the following guides from VK Developers Documentation:

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