I really like MailChimp’s “Social” plugin, which not only publishes a WordPress blog entry to Twitter and Facebook, but also collects responses from Twitter and Facebook users and collects them as WordPress comments.
Today I installed a different plugin, Twitter Tools, which is really just a single tool — it lets you create a WordPress post via tweet.
One problem — when I then try to publish the resulting WordPress post, there’s no way I can attach a thumbnail to the Facebook post.
Here’s what it looks like when I use the “Social” plugin to share a regular WordPress post to Facebook. Note the nifty thumbnail image.
Here’s what it looks like when I use the same plugin to share the WordPress post created via Twitter… no thumbnail. (Both posts have a “Featured Image” set, and the featured image does show up on my blog as I expect it to.)
I posted about this in the “Twitter Tools” support forum.
Update, July 16.
I just noticed a box on my WordPress admin page that I’ve never needed to use before…
After I changed an item from “Status” to “Standard,” the broadcast-to-Facebook function worked as I expected.