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I'm looking for a way to add a Facebook share button to my Joomla 3.X site that will add the following to Facebook.

  1. Article Image
  2. Article Title
  3. Link back to article url

This image shows the 'desired' layout (on left and highlighted in green) and the layout I currently have (on right and highlighted in red).

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Any suggestions on extensions or code modifications?

Thanks!

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    What plugin/code are you currently using? – David Fritsch May 10 '14 at 0:02
  • Unless any free/paid extension available, you have to code(in php/javascript) to arrange sharing items in desired layout before posting/sharing to facebook using most probably Fb Graph API. – dev-m May 10 '14 at 13:13
  • I'm using AL Plugin Facebook Comments for Joomla 2.5/3.0 released by AlexLopezIT.com – Mr. B May 11 '14 at 2:26
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About Facebook wide-image layout

Facebook chooses the layout according several internal parameters to maximize views, click-rate, etc.

There's no fixed rule.

However, there are several recommendations to fill:

  • The aspect ratio is very specific: image widths need to be 1.91 times the height.
  • For the News Feed, Facebook recommends thumbnail images of 400×209 pixels.
  • Images that are smaller than these dimensions will be resized to either 154×154 or 90×90 pixels.
  • On mobile, Facebook’s recommended image size is 560×292. Images smaller than this will be resized to 100×100 pixels.

About Links back to your site

There are several ways to submit infomation:

About Open Graph tags

You can add Open Graph tags to your page. In this way you can better define how Facebook "reads" the page.

About Open Graph actions

Also, if your are submitting Posts with an App, there are new Open Graph actions to describe how the content was generated (Facebook assigns more newsfeed space to user-generated media):

  • Explicit Sharing action, it's used to mark your posts as shared explicitly by a user (requires Facebook approval)
  • User Generated Photo action, to mark photos as user-generated E.g. selfies (requires Facebook approval)

References:

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I agree with Anibal but in addition to his answerI would recommend a Joomla extension called JFBConnect

I use this on a few Joomla sites and it makes things a lot easier when trying to connect a Joomla site to social media channels.

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