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Sorry for being a pest about this . .

 
Sheri_Oz
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on 01/23/2014

But it is important to me and perhaps to some others. I expend some effort in making an aesthetic thumbnail image with text and usually square. Once upon a time, it was easy to pin our articles as the thumbnail was one of the image options available. Now it is not. I don't understand why every other image from our page (including thumbnails from other articles featured on my page and even the amazon product for sale) should be available to use as the image for our pin but not the image we selected as the thumbnail.

I tried the option someone suggested of pinning the article using the url from the board itself, but that does not always work - today and yesterday I have been getting a message that the url cannot be pinned.

This is most upsetting. Pinterest is important and you agree because you have a pinterest button, and if others want to pin my article, they do not have the option of using the image I selected to represent my work. I don't understand this. I have stopped pinning my articles because I want them associated with the image I chose and worked on and not some random image from the page.

Is there a way to correct this?


Mira
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on 01/23/2014

Hi Sheri, why don't you use again that image in the article? I think the problem is that on the article itself the thumbnail is already smaller, which means you can't access the larger image using the Pinterest thing (I don't know what to call it).


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Sheri_Oz
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on 01/23/2014

Mira - It used to work fine and it works on other sites I write on. The thumbnail has text giving the title of the article so it doesn't really work to put it again somewhere else in the article.


chefkeem
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on 01/23/2014

When you use the "P" button, Pinterest opens a box with suitable images from your article. Thumbnails are too small; they'd look blurred on Pinterest. That's why we recommend repeating your desired image somewhere within the article.

If I remember right, our thumbnails used to be larger before our design change a couple of years ago. That's why it may have worked back then.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Sheri_Oz
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on 01/23/2014

Sorry Achim, but that just does not make sense. I just went back to my article and clicked "Pin it" and it brought up the thumbnails from other articles on the sidebar as suitable for pinning and these are 249x249. These are articles done in the last little while, so well after you changed your design. In addition, my zazzle product images from the article also came up as suitable for pinning and they are only 152x152. These numbers are what I see when I click "Pin it" and that's why I know what they are.


chefkeem
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on 01/23/2014

Thumbnails are only 92 x 92. Maybe that's why Pinterest won't pick them up.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Sheri_Oz
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on 01/23/2014

That would explain it. But then thumbnails are 249x249 when you put them on the sidebar. I wish you would make them available for us again to pin. But so be it if not.

Thanks for responding Achim.


lobobrandon
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on 01/23/2014

It would work fine if the image dimensions were given in %age rather than pixels I guess? Because that way the original image is still large enough in terms of pixels. May not be possible here due to other issues that could pop up


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Sheri_Oz
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on 01/23/2014

There!  It's happened!  What I was afraid of. I posted my article to facebook and someone pinned it from there. Since my thumbnail is not available to them to pin, they selected another image from the images available to them - and picked one that I had not made. It was so out-of-touch with the sense of my article and I am very upset. This is upsetting enough that I am wits end and do not know what to do.

I don't understand what was so important design-wise that you had to make our thumbnails unpinnable.


teddletonmr
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on 01/25/2014

Sheri_Oz just wondering why not use the images module and display your thumbnail image more prominently,

List your Wizzley page URL as the image source URL, and the image title for your descriptive keywords you wish to optimize the page for SEO.

Am I missing something here, or simply misunderstand your quandary.

 


Make it a great day, teddletonmr
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