How and Why to Install a Photo in your Page Settings

1 Apr 2019

 Wix has recently added some new features to its set of page settings that facilitates both advanced SEO and better posts on Facebook and other social media platforms. Today I'm going to walk you through where to find these settings, how to select the ones you need, and why you should.


First, look to the left side of the photo above to find your page settings. Click open that top icon in what I call the vertical tool bar stack. When you hover over that icon it will say Menus & Pages.


Out slides the first set of things. Start with the home page and click on the circle with the 3 dots on the right side of the Home menu bar. A new menu of things you can do with the home page will pop open.  Select the link for Social Share.


Here you will add any photo you want to be the "generic" image for your website or business. It must be fairly large -- 1200 x 630 pixels is recommended. A business card in the right size will work, or your website header if it's a large one, or anything else. In the photo above, I'm using one of my Facebook business page cover images.


Check the page title and description fields to ensure that's what you want your generic social share to say. Wix automatically pulls this info from what you have previously put in the SEO (Google) tab of your home page settings, but you can change it on the Social Share tab without changing these meta tags on the SEO tab.


Now, anytime Facebook can't pull your blog post or photo from a post into the Facebook platform, it will try to get this "generic" photo and title link to display. Although it's not our first choice, it's a good alternative for busy bloggers.


While you are in your page settings, you might also double check or complete your SEO settings. Make sure everything is consistent and as you want it to show up in Google search results. This is the main place for ensuring proper basic internal SEO for your website.


It's rare, but it can happen that when Wix makes changes to other aspects of the editing tools, or adds new features, that some of these settings can seem to have gone on a weekend drunk and gotten all messed up. LOL. 



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