Whenever someone links to my website via facebook, an icon shows up next to the link. However, the picture that shows is one that I uploaded temporarily one day and then immediately deleted. I have scoured my media files through my wordpress dashboard, as well as every single file in my uploads folder, and I do not have this image saved anywhere, nor is it set as the featured image on any page. How then can it be the image facebook is choosing to portray for my website, and how do I remove it?
(If I click “copy image address” on the facebook icon, this is what I get:)
I half-see the problem. In my header, I had done the following (so long ago I forgot about it!):
<!– <div id=”site_background”><img src=”http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs19/i/2007/248/b/4/Robin_Of_Loxley_by_ChrisRawlins.jpg”></div> –>
The thing is, it IS commenting out this code because if I take out the <!– and –> part, the picture appears on my homepage, and if I “comment it back out,” the picture goes away. Somehow, facebook must still be snatching the image, but I don’t see how if it’s commented out. Does anyone know? This is the only place this image appears in my code.
Ok, I don’t understand what you are trying to explain here. If you say that the image is links here
Then you got to check the http://external.ak.fbcdn.net. That is where it is coming from.
The issue is not with the src of the image (the link, so to speak). The problem is where I include that link in my code. The image src code has been commented out, so technically it should be “invisible” to websites. Indeed, the image IS invisible, since if I uncomment my code, the image appears on the website, and if I comment it back out, it disappears. However, since this is the ONLY place a link to the image exists on my entire website, it must be the case that facebook is grabbing its thumbnail for my site (which is this image) from here. I just don’t understand how it can do that if the code is commented out.
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