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[resolved] Link shared on Fan Page lacks thumbnail & excerpt (3 posts)

  1. Graham Stoney
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've just posted on my blog and am using Facebook plugin to publish to my fan page. The posting I made created a link on the page which lacks the thumbnail (featured image) and excerpt. Instead, it looks rather uninviting like this:

    Graham Stoney: Internet Comedian shared a link via GrahamStoney.com.
    26 minutes ago
    http://grahamstoney.com/drama/2013-oscars-stub-big-toe
    grahamstoney.com

    Occasionally I see this when sharing links manually on Facebook too: sometimes the thumbnail appears, sometimes not. What is going on here?

    Thanks,
    Graham

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook/

  2. Niall Kennedy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try running your affected URLs through the Facebook Debugger.

    If you pass the URL you used as an example above the debugger notes "Provided og:image is not big enough"

  3. Graham Stoney
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the reply. The image is bigger than the minimum 200x200 that the debugger specifies and it's about twice the size of the thumbnail icon Facebook generated when I shared it on my profile. Why does Facebook require such a big thumbnail?

    Also, would that explain why the excerpt is missing too?

    Thanks,
    Graham

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