When you add your links into Facebook and Twitter, you get a very cool preview now. They add in links and it works out great. This is similar to how your content cards work within WordPress, but it’s not quite as simple to get your links in there.
What is the Content Card in WordPress?
If you don’t understand what a content card is, it starts with this understanding. This card is very similar to the Twitter cards and allows you to show a summarry of a post on our site. It’s much like an embedded video except it’s an article.
These cards work by giving you the ability to easily share content on social sites. They use an open graph meta data, which pulls the link information for you and the data is used to display your content card on Facebook, Twitter and other social sites.
Adding Content Cards to your WordPress Website
If you want to use content cards on your WordPress website, you need to use the Content Cards Plugin. This plugin will allow you to add the content cards within the visual editor with a button that looks like this:
After you find the icon, you can simply click on it and you will get the option to add a content card.
Within this box, you can add the URL of the link you want to embed within your content card. You can also check the box to open it in a new window.
This will cause the link to immediately become a content box and show the image, title, description and name of the website. This can be helpful if you want to add content cards linking to other posts on your site or other sites. Readers recognize these very well and they know what to expect.
If you want to use content cards on your WordPress website, this is the best way to go about doing it. These can be very powerful and this plugin will help you get just what you need.