Preset designs for Instagram stories & feed images 🎨

We added a bunch of new image templates for Instagram story images and square feed images (f.ex. for Facebook)!

If you create a new template, the canvas sizes for these images are also among the default settings, so you don't have to set them up manually.

Introducing Placid for Ghost πŸ‘»

We are stoked about our new nocode integration! Now you can easily automate the social card images for your Ghost publication.

Placid now connects to the Ghost API and updates the social card images of your content automatically.

  • ✨ Generate Facebook- and Twitter card images for the posts and pages in your Ghost publication
  • ✍️ Use your content in your images: Headlines, images, tags, author infos
  • βš™οΈ Nocode setup using native Ghost settings
  • ⏱️ Create and update images whenever you hit publish
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Non-destructive automations make sure to not override your existing share images (unless you want us to)
  • πŸ‘οΈ Preview your images directly in Ghost

Our friends at Ghost published an official integration guide, if you want to read more.

Custom font support ✍️

Some of you already tested this feature with us, as this was developed by popular demand πŸ”₯

Now everyone can upload and use custom fonts in their templates! Manage your own fonts within your user settings.

Your fonts will be available in the fonts menu in the editor, and are only used to create your previews and images, of course ✌️

Assets on demand for WordPress πŸ”„

Y'all – this is powerful. This new feature for our WordPress plugin gives you the possibility to create multiple share assets for your posts & pages on demand: Variations for Pinterest or Instagram images, or other feed images.

You just have to…

  1. Set up the template you want to create assets with
  2. Go to your post or page
  3. Hit generate. Done!

Okay, okay, here's the more detailed walkthrough on how to set this up:

We have been testing this especially with Thiago from Paizinho, vΓ­rgula!, who is already happily generating Instagram story images with it πŸ’œ

Introducing Placid for Webflow ✨

We already got some awesome people from the Webflow community to use Placid for their sites (through the API or Zapier) before – but we thought this connection could be so much more powerful with a custom integration!

So we integrate with Webflow natively now πŸŽ‰

  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Create images from the content in your custom Webflow fields
  • πŸ”„ Automatically add generated images to any field in your collections
  • πŸ“¦οΈPlacid can set & update Open Graph images in the native Webflow settings
  • ⏱️ Set intervals or use a webhook to start your image automations regularly

Here's a sneak peak showing you how to set up an automation action for Webflow:

Pregenerate Open Graph & Twitter card images from our URL API πŸ€–

If you use our URL API to generate your meta images (Open Graph or Twitter cards), this is for you!

As your images are only generated when the first crawler (not user, unfortunately) hits your page and requests them, it has happened that Facebook and Twitter couldn't find our user's Placid images immediately.

But you can now take full control by setting up an URL scraper action in your project. We will then send out an army of little robots to visit all the pages in your sitemap and pregenerate your images πŸ€–πŸ€–πŸ€–