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[resolved] Facebook Post Shared Link Thumbnails in News Feed Timeline (4 posts)

  1. MnLGmz
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hello,

    I'm going crazy about this issue, since weeks ago i'm trying to get in facebook main news feed the big/new format for news.

    If i post to my fan page test (Venezuela Indignada) in the timeline, the news look great, you can check:
    http://prntscr.com/28j7va

    The trouble is right here in news feed, as you can see, the image is too small (90x90 px):
    http://prntscr.com/28j8pn

    I would like to get the right setup and see my posts like these posts:
    http://prntscr.com/28j9r3

    All my featured images have more than 200x200. I tested featured images from 630x420, 660x346, 700x366, 800x420, 900x600, 1200x630 and 1200x675 px and i still getting the same 90x90 thumbnail in the main news feed,

    so the news don't help me to get more engagement as the new post format.

    You can check the media size that i setup in WordPress:
    http://prntscr.com/28jaeu

    This is the only active plugin that i have enabled:
    http://prntscr.com/28jakx

    I have the WordPress 3.7.1 and i'm using the WordPress twelve theme, could you help me to identify what's going wrong to get the new post format?

    Some image size i take from this URL where explain what you need to do, but it doesn't work for me:
    http://www.jonloomer.com/2013/09/11/facebook-link-thumbnail-image-dimensions/

    Thanks in advance for any help that you can give me,

    Really thanks!

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/

  2. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    When you share a post on Facebook, or when Jetpack Publicize publishes a post to your Facebook page, Facebook crawls the page and looks for Open Graph meta tags in the head to build a complete post preview (with an image, title, description, ...).

    Jetpack automatically adds these meta tags to your site for you, but only if you activate the Sharing module, or the Publicize module.
    Could you try to activate one of these 2 modules?

    Once you've done so, you can see what Facebook sees by entering one of your posts' URLs in Facebook Debugger:
    https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug

    Once you've activated one of the modules, your media settings won't matter as Jetpack will use the original image you've uploaded, since it's the largest version of that image.
    I would consequently recommend using very large images as Featured Images in your posts.

    I hope this helps.

  3. MnLGmz
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hello Jeremmy,

    Thanks for your quick answer,

    I had enabled the Publicized module and i setup my fan page to get access to publish everytime that i publish a new post,

    The images that i used have more than 800x600 px, usually i use 1200x675 as facebook recommends, and i get the same small picture on news feed like this:
    http://prntscr.com/28j8pn

    I would like to see the pictures and post scheme like this:
    http://prntscr.com/28j9r3

    Could you help me?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  4. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    I checked your site again, and the post you used an example here:
    http://prntscr.com/28j8pn
    http://dnscloudserver.com/post-53/

    You seem to be using another plugin, the official Facebook plugin, to manage Open Graph tags now. As a result, Jetpack stopped adding its own Open Graph meta tags and doesn't have any control over the look of your posts on Facebook anymore.
    If you keep experiencing issues, I would recommend contacting the Facebook plugin authors here:
    http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/facebook

    It's also worth noting that Facebook doesn't display large post thumbnails everywhere. Your screenshot shows 2 different views: the first one is a custom list view where large post thumbnails may not be displayed (the image at the bottom of the screenshot is different since it's an image that was uploaded to Facebook, and not a shared link).
    The second one is the general newsfeed view, where large thumbnails are usually used when available.
    If this is not 100% clear, the Facebook folks should be able to clarify things for you.

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