URGENT: FIX FACEBOOK SHARE TO POST ACTUAL PHOTO (not just link to gallery)!!!
I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll say it again. You guys REALLY need to have your developers fix your Facebook sharing implementation. If an image doesn’t post to a Facebook wall on the first click, it effectively does not work. Yes, technically there is a workaround that I can click a photo, wait ten seconds and share again, and then the thumbnail will pull up, but that’ll only help the one or two people who bother to ask for help. Everyone’s Zenfolio account suffers from this because if clients cannot easily share a photo from our galleries, there won’t be any social traction. I am not looking for a response with suggestions on how to add photos to Facebook graph or some other workaround. This is not a Facebook issue. You need to make this work in whatever way possible.
If your developers cannot work into the script some technique that provides the necessary 5-10 second delay/reshare for Facebook to properly retrieve the photo for the post, then you need to change the functionality to share a small direct link – direct to the JPG. The current implementation is really utterly unacceptable. It really is backwards that I should have to explain to my clients some backward way to share on Facebook. It makes our website seem very unprofessional. It should just simply work on the first try like every other website our users might share a photo from.
I’m just really embarrassed to have to explain to my employees to tell my clients to click, wait and then reclick or some other workaround. And then when that doesn’t work, what next? You have to realize how amateurish it all sounds. this is just so critical, it seems ridiculous to post it as a feature request that’ll take a year to implement.
PLEASE FIX THIS!!!