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[resolved] How to make the main picture appear in a Facebook post? (2 posts)

  1. Steve
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Blog: http://beforewisdom.com
    Theme: Twenty Eleven ( as a child theme )

    Hi all,

    It used to be that if I put an image or video at the top of my blog posts that image or an image of the video would appear on Facebook if I posted a URL of that blog post.

    No more.

    I Googled around and learned about the "feature image" feature. I tried setting one for a post with a youtube video at the top. The featured image appears in my blog post editor, but still no dice when I post the URL to Facebook. A meta tag for the og:image does not appear either. I blew my browser cache, but that did not help.

    For posts where I post a youtube video I want an image representing the video to appear on Facebook, but in my post.

    For posts where I just post an image at the top of my blog post, I want that image to appear in Facebook.

    How can I do these two things?

  2. Steve
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I found this plugin, which is nice and simple doing only what I need. It inserts Facebook meta tags automatically so pictures and blurbs from my blog posts show on Facebook.

    I found it by searching on the name from the plugin search inside of WordPress:

    "Fedmich's Facebook Open Graph Meta"

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