Having trouble posting articles from PersonaPaper to Facebook?
THEN WORRY NO MORE! It's a bit annoying what's happening with Facebook right now. If our PP articles had a header image it used to be quite straightforward to share our PersonaPaper articles to Facebook but something has changed recently and we can no longer do so - we get an error message forbidding it (articles without a header image are unaffected).
Ok, where there's a will there's a way and it's actually quite easy to get around. There is more than one way to do it and I am going to tell you how I do it.
I use a link shortener. I know some people don't like using them and, in fact, the full URL from PP will work just as well but it looks untidy. Simply post the link (shortened or full) to FB as normal. You can also add a comment. An error message will appear.
There are actually two different types of error message you may get but it doesn't matter which one appears, just cancel it.
The screen should now look something like this:
All that you need do now is insert the picture and it will appear as normal. Then post to FB and Bob's your uncle!
This method requires that the relevant image is already downloaded to your computer which, I think, is the reason it works. FB check the source of the picture, find that it's an upload from your computer and are quite happy to accept it.
If you take a look at my Facebook page (search for Bill Kasman) you will see an article about dog poo which was posted using this method.
Happy FB posting!
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