The page_image object

Returns an image drop for the relevant image to be displayed in social media feeds or search engine listings.

For product pages, collection pages, and blog posts, the page_image is the resource's featured image if it exists. For example, a product page's page_image is the same as its product.featured_image. If a featured image does not exist, then the page_image is based on the store's social sharing image set in the admin.

Learn more setting a social sharing image and its fallback behaviour when one is not provided.

Admin settings showing a preview of an image shared on social media

Open Graph tags fallback behaviour

The page_image drop is often used in a theme for creating Open Graph og:image meta tags.

If a theme's codebase does not provide an og:image tag for a page, then Shopify automatically generates og:image tags when the page is rendered. The fallback markup creates the following meta tags:

  • og:image
  • og:image:secure_url
  • og:image:width
  • og:image:height