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FaceBook grabs incorrect thumbnail image! Why? (20 posts)

  1. tom_taylor_85
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    When I add a link or share a link on FaceBook, it shows the completely wrong image. Is there a code or a plugin I can use so it grabs the Featured image from my post? Or something like that?

  2. richokun
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have the same problem. The Simple Facebook share plug in worked well when I only had a few posts. As I have added more galleries, and posts, when I go to share the latest post using the Facebook Share button - it consistently presents 4 thumbnails from completely different and earlier galleries that I posted weeks ago (2 images from 2 earlier galleries.
    I added the plug in "add image_src Meta tag" as well as 'Facebook and Digg Thumbnail generator' and there has been no change it still does the same thing. HELP PLEASE
    http://www.beadscrystalsandmore.com/blog/
    Your assistance would be most appreciated.
    Thank you
    Rich

  3. Ashfame
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have created a plugin to use the first image of the post as the thumbnail. Here it is - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-like-thumbnail/

    I just did a svn check-in so it might take a moment to be available. You can access it on my blog till then - http://blog.ashfame.com/?p=888

  4. kkhh
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Ashfame,

    I hope you can help me. I installed your plugin, made the change to the $default img, and waited 24 hours. Facebook is still showing the wrong image.

    http://recoveringyogi.com

    Your help is appreciated,

    Katrina

  5. Ashfame
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Katrina,

    Check your page with the lint tool - https://developers.facebook.com/tools/lint/

    The tool will refresh the Facebook cache of that page's image. So you can get to know if its working or not.

  6. kkhh
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Ashfame,

    Thanks so much for your quick reply. I forgot to mention that I did use the lint tool and it is showing up with the thumbnail specified as the Featured Image.

    Best,

    Katrina

  7. kkhh
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  8. Ashfame
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The plugin will pick the first image of the post to show up as the one as a thumbnail on FB, so if you can see the image, what's the problem?

  9. kkhh
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The correct thumbnail should be...
    http://katrinahess.net/thumb_right.png

    Instead, users keep getting this...
    http://katrinahess.net/thumb_wrong.png

  10. Ashfame
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ok can you add me (if your wall is private) and then give me a direct link of one of those likes - https://facebook.com/ashfame

  11. Ashfame
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ok this has been resolved, it was some delay in the thumbnails being refreshed even after using lint tool

  12. kkhh
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You are amazing. I will look forward to using more of your plugins.

    Best,

    Katrina

  13. richokun
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Dear Ashframe;
    I cannot seem to get your plug in to work for me. Can I ask you please for your help in diagnosing why. When I like or post to Facebook - there are NO pictures that thumbnail for me to include. It was working several weeks ago but stopped.
    the blog site is
    http://www.beadscrystalsandmore.com/blog/
    your assistance would be much appreciated.
    Thank you
    Rich
    ravenchief@comcast.net

  14. Ashfame
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Its "Ashfame".

    Facebook will take 24 hours to scrap your pages again and will fix it on all the pages. So, if you need to check whether its working or not, use the lint tool - https://developers.facebook.com/tools/lint/

    The plugin will pick the first image of the post to show up as the thumbnail. If the post doesn't have an image in it, it will fallback to a default image which you can edit in the plugin file and put in the path for your URL there. Details for editing are here - http://blog.ashfame.com/?p=888

  15. richokun
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Ashframe and thank you for your response
    When I lint the blog page http://www.beadscrystalsandmore.com/blog/241/
    no image shows.
    I am not sure I am linting the right page - can you advise please.
    thank you again. sorry to be such a pain

  16. Ashfame
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Seriously? Its "Ashfame" not "Ashframe".

    Your page don't have images in it. Nextgen inserts the gallery as an iframe, so you can edit the plugin to include your logo url which will show up whenever the post don't have images in it.

  17. richokun
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    oh I am soo sorry for the misspell. It happens to me all the time (people mispelling my name - so I should pay more attention - please forgive me.)

    I use nex-gen gallery and smooth as the slideshow that grabs the pictures that I load. Did you not see the slideshow at the url? I see it when I go to it, and it seems to be working fine. I used to get the wrong thumbnail showing and all the way up to a couple of weeks ago that was the condition, then all of a sudden no image (thumbnail ) showed, not even the wrong ones. I have not changed how I load, or post, so I assume there is a change that may have affected this.
    I don't want my logo to show, but I would like one of the pictures in the slideshow gallery to show.
    Any suggestions please? Thank you Ashfame….
    Sincerely grateful
    Rich

  18. Ashfame
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Although technically that is possible, it would require some code but the plugin works differently.

  19. melschwartz
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Ashfame,

    Thanks for all your input. Your help is really appreciated. I'm also having a similar problem with my blog. I just installed your plugin, and I hope the problem is alleviated in the next 24 hours.

    Out of curiosity, how can I fix the problem on my own? When I use Facebook's lint tool, I get a message about a Bad Image URL and other missing properties (https://developers.facebook.com/tools/lint/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.melschwartz.com%2F).

    Your feedback is most welcome. Thanks!

  20. johnnyebu
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you Ashfame...

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