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How do I format my RSS feed so that I may have an image to post to Twitter/Facebook Page?

  • 24 April 2020
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What is the right syntax to include in my RSS feed so that Zapier will recognize the field to use as Twitter / Facebook Page Image?

 

Right now I'm using a `media:thumbnail` attribute as per http://search.yahoo.com/mrss, e.g.:

 

<media:thumbnail url="http://www.example.com/foo.jpg"></media:thumbnail>

 

but unfortunately Zapier doesn't seem to be able to use that as a field.

 

Any suggestions?

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Best answer by Danvers 27 April 2020, 12:00

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In both cases, you need the image to be a publicly available url, so the first thing to make sure that your url is publicly available. 

 

If it is, then we’ll need to remove the url from inside of <media:thumbnail url="http://www.example.com/foo.jpg"></media:thumbnail>

 

To do that, you can add a Formatter step into the Zap (after the trigger and before the FB Pages or Twitter step). Choose the action Text and the Transform Extract URL. That should pull the url from the middle of the formatting tags, which you can then use in the FB Pages and Twitter steps.