What I’m asking for is a simple text field where I can paste the URL of an og image that I have uploaded to my site warehouse. Joe Workman’s Warehouse Image stack gives a good example, and also has an alt text field, which would be good to include:
Also, the image well method, which stores the file in the Resources, folder doesn’t create a full URL for
This relative URL prevents the image from appearing in twitter cards (fb is fine), even thought the page will verify in Twitter’s dev tools.
Rapidweaver’s remote Resources operate in a very different way to ‘traditional’ warehousing, so isn’t really relevant to this issue. Even if RW was to output a full URL for og images, this would still require the image to be ‘within’ RW and the Resources folder, creating file-bloat.
I do use resources in the way you illustrate, but only for the odd file here and there, for smaller sites, those with few assets, or sites that don’t update or change assets often. For larger or media-rich sites, it bloats the source file to dangerous levels (I have one Resource-only site file that’s over 3GB in size), and requires recourse to Rapidweaver for even simple asset changes or updates. Of course, that’s just one reason to use warehousing; I won’t delve into the others here!