[Resolved] Featured Image of Post Not Showing Up When Publicized to Facebook
First a compliment: Jetpack is awesome!
I am running WordPress using the Responsive theme on a Go Daddy hosted site. When I publicize a post to the Facebook fan page, the featured image does not display on the FB fan page post. Any ideas to troubleshoot this?
Thanks in advance!
The only othe plugin that I have installed on my site is Instagrate Pro. I cannot deactivate this plugin as it automatically creates posts from Instagram images, a key feature that I need for my site.
The Open Graph Meta tags could also be added by your theme. Could you check your theme’s header.php file, and remove the tags there?
Ok, I can see that the Invictus theme adds some Open Graph Meta tags in the Header.php
I can also see in my page source where the Jetpack Open Graph Meta tags are being written in further down.
What I don’t understand is why this would cause the error?
The first set of Open Graph Tags inserted by your theme doesn’t include any Image tag.
I am consequently wondering if removing that first set of tags could help. I can’t guarantee that it will work, but it would be helpful if you can test it and see if that helps!
I am having the same problem. I’m adding the image to the post and setting it as the Featured Image, and then posting to Facebook via Publicize.
It doesn’t display.
Also is there a way to set up custom text so that every post always starts with default text besides the added text from the post?
Could you check if there are any duplicate Open Graph tags on your site?
You can customize the Publicize message thanks to the module on the right side of the Edit Post panel, above the Publish button:
@jeremy what I mean is … I want to have a message that is always going to prepopulate that area… having to type in the same text all the time is a bit annoying, if there is a way that I can have it always say some text already in there before the title and the shortcut URL that would be awesome.
I don’t think I have any Open Graph tags at all.
I am afraid there is no such setting in Jetpack so far. But I have noted your suggestion!
Jetpack should add Open Graph Tags to your site. Could you post your site URL so I can have a look?
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I have the same problem, when we publish a new post in our site, in our Facebook page dosen’t appear the feature images, just shows a gray square.
Look, I just published a post in our site, but don’t take the feature image, take the image inserted into the post. And in the previous posts do not appear the feature image.
I read in http://jetpack.me/support/publicize/#using-publicize that the Featured image should be at least of 200 x 200 pixels, but our Featured Images are bigger than that. And the order to select images by Publicize is first Featured Image, then an image attached to the post and inserted.. But in our case we have Featured Image, but don’t take it. Take the images inserted into the post.
Can you help me? Please.
http://www.bifuteki.com/2012/11/arcane-legends-now-on-ios/ – is an article – I see the OG tags, and there is a featured image in there too as well. It is more than 200 x 200 so is there an issue with it being bigger than 200 x 200??
Larger images shouldn’t be a problem, although I noticed that your Featured image for that post was really large (1500*1190).
We will investigate further and keep you posted!
I’ve put it through the FB debug link as well and it pulled a image no problem – https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwp.me%2Fp1wwqR-9pl
Is there a certain reason why the image has to be at least 200×200?
For thumbnails this is quite big!!!
Further I have the problem with images inserted as galleries. Publicize seems not not catch image from galleries either.
Thanks for the great work!
Agree with @flofly… Not all our posts have an image within them, but they generally do have a featured image (so that our home page shows a thumbnail). Publicize should support showing the featured imaage.
Also, there should be the ability to specify a global thumbnail to use in the scenario that there is no attached image or featured image.
NOTE: Yoast currently does all this and more. If you can’t support this, at least give us the ability to disable the Publicize Open Graph tags, so that we can use Yoast og: tags instead. Currently we have duplicate og: tags which is a whole world of pain
If you can’t support this, at least give us the ability to disable the Publicize Open Graph tags
It’s a workaround for now but give Yoast’s article on the topic a read.
add_filteris not difficult and will disable the Open Graph in Jetpack.
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