What is my featured image, why should I set it, and what happens if I don't set one?
Your featured image, also commonly referred to as "social share image," is what we provide to social media engines like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and others for the generation of "cards" within their platform which will display the featured image as a thumbnail.
For example, when a link to you site is shared on these sites, the predefined image will automatically appear below the link to add additional context and to encourage users to interact with it.
To set a featured image for a blog post, website page, or landing page open the settings for that page/article and select an image for Featured Image.
Alternatively, you can set a featured for your entire site by adding an image to the "Social Share Image" field found under Design > Header & Footer.
Keep in mind...
If you set both a featured image for the site, and a featured image for an article or page, the image that is set at the article or page level will always override the featured image set at the site level.