Watch the quick tutorial for how to add images, video and your social share image to your Wix blogs
If you are new to Wix blogs and a self-proclaimed non-techie sort of wonderfulness, I hope this will help make things easier for you.
Let's dive in.
Image sizes for Wix blogs
I think your main blog image or the image at the top of your blog post can be the same size as the Facebook share image. If you make your blog image the same size as the Facebook image you can use the same image for two jobs.
In the video above I used the current recommended Facebook size as my blog image size here which currently is 1200 x 630 pixels, but 940 x 726 works well too.
If you want to create a Canva template for your Wix blog images all you have to do is create a template with “custom dimensions”. After you click “Custom dimensions” you just enter in the width and height of the image you want to create and in this case that would be 1200 x 630 pixels.
More info about this from WIX here: https://support.wix.com/en/article/sharing-a-single-blog-post-on-social-media-in-the-new-wix-bloghttps://support.wix.com/en/article/recommended-image-sizes-for-the-new-wix-blog
NOTE – when you pick an image straight from the Wix Free Image Repository within Wix, you don't have to resize the image as Wix does a nice job of that for you if you don't make it smaller after you place the image on your blog.
Adding video to your Wix blogs
If you want to add a video you uploaded to your YouTube channel all you have to do is paste the Youtube Share Link into your post after clicking on the video icon in your Wix blog.
Furthermore, if you want to upload a video to WIX directly from your computer, you can do that too. Click the video icon and upload the video as you would an image and add that where you want it to appear on your blog.
However, if you are saving videos to your Wix website you don't have a lot of room before you have to pay Wix for more space to store your videos.
Wix allows a limited amount of video uploads per plan.
The Wix Combo Plan (see all subscription levels here) is what most new service-based entrepreneurs have and it's the most affordable paid plan that Wix offers. It's perfect for most things in my opinion but if you want to upload a lot of video to your Wix site you will need to upgrade.
This is another reason why I recommend that you upload your videos to YouTube where you can take advantage of the free storage and any social traffic back to your website.
So, with the Combo plan, you can upload up to 30 minutes of video (10 minutes maximum per video) and that's it. And you can increase this limit by upgrading your plan.
Additionally, I've got a link here with more info direct from Wix: https://support.wix.com/en/article/increasing-your-video-hours-in-wix-video
The social media share image for your Wix blogs: AKA the cover image
The social share image is the image people see in social media when your blog is shared. In a Wix blog, your blog cover Image will be used when your blog is shared and everyone will see this image in the shared post.
You can edit your cover image in the Wix blog “Post Settings”.
NOTE: If you don't specify a cover image in the Post Settings, Wix will just use the 1st image in your Wix blog post.
Wix also uses the Cover image as the thumbnail image on your blog landing page.
What if you change your cover Image after you publish your blog?
If you add text to your cover image you might notice a type-o or maybe you want to change the image from one to another after you publish your blog.
You can do this, however, the Social Share image attached to this post might not update across social media and when the next person shares your blog post, the old image might still be used.
Here's how to fix that!
Take the link for the blog post and pop it into the following tools to see how each social platform will display the post.
Social media debugging tools
Each social media debug tool is a little different and some offer more detail than others. These tools can tell you a bunch of info but you really want to make sure that your blog post shared on social media is using the NEW and UPDATED image, not an old one.
After you paste your blog link into the tool you may have to refresh the tool until you see the updated information. These tools will “clear the cache” and that just means you are telling them that you've changed information and that they can't use what they have “on file” for you.
In essence, you are telling them to fetch the updated info ;-)
Here are the links to the tools:
Other things to consider
If you decide to place text on your cover image, and that text is the title of your blog post:
- Also, create a text version of the title for the post
- Leave lots of room around the text so it won't get cut off when shared
- Look at the image on your mobile device and if it's too small to read, consider changing the text or removing it
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