Sharing video from WP to Facebook

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How do you all do the following:

I have a wordpress site and have a facebook shar buttons installed.
Most of my posts have videos from youtube in them.
When I go to share the post with the video it doesnt show the video it shows a link to the page and an image from the sidebar.

How can I get it so that when I share the post to facebook it posts the youtube video?
#facebook #sharing #video
  • Profile picture of the author Spencer Jones
    Originally Posted by tedobee View Post

    How do you all do the following:

    I have a wordpress site and have a facebook shar buttons installed.
    Most of my posts have videos from youtube in them.
    When I go to share the post with the video it doesnt show the video it shows a link to the page and an image from the sidebar.

    How can I get it so that when I share the post to facebook it posts the youtube video?
    Simply copy the youtube link and post it. This way you can ensure that you are posting your youtube video and not the blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author tedobee
    Thanks Spencer. That works good for me posting the videos, but doesnt fully solve my issue.
    I should have explained more.

    The site is mainly a video site and lots of users tend to share certain posts by just clinking on the share button. When they do most expect the video to share out. So what im stumped on is how when they, my readers, share a post does it post the video.
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    • Profile picture of the author altitudemarketer
      If you are using a premium theme, you should be able to get support from the theme provider... that's who I usually go to in order to figure out stuff like this...

      It's probably more of a function of your blog not passing the standard youtube to facebook sharing code... or it's the sharing button plugin you are using. I ran into this problem in the past. To fix it, I tried some different social sharing plug-ins and also went to my theme support at elegant themes (which is excellent by the way)
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    The users of your blog are NOT sharing the video, they are sharing the page. You can't do what you said in the first post. If someone is sharing your page then that's all Facebook will share. If they want to share the actual video on Facebook then they would either need to go to Youtube and click the share button on that video or copy and paste the Youtube video url straight into Facebook. But a like button on your blog page will never do that.
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