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Custom Facebook and Google+ Thumbnail


Sometimes, you want Facebook or Google+ (or any sharing website) to use a specific thumbnail. Sometimes, you even want to use a thumbnail which is not in your article (when it’s a video by example). This plug-in make these websites use the thumbnail from your WordPress article.

If you define a thumbnail for your article, it will use it. If not, it will act the normal way.


  • Here is your thumbnail defined
  • Here is how it appear on Facebook for example


  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Make sure you activated thumbnails support by adding add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' ); to your functions.php


It doesn’t work. Why ?

Are you sure your theme has <?php wp_head() ?> in its header.php ?

Is there a good size for these thumbnail ?

A pretty good size for Facebook and Google+ is 150×150 pixels

Contributors & Developers

“Custom Facebook and Google+ Thumbnail” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial release