Support » Plugin: Facebook » Recent update removed og:image tag

  • I am using the most recent plugin version 1.2.3 with the most recent WP version 3.5.1 but it seems in one of these recent Facebook plugin updates, I suspect the og:image tag has been removed. After some analysis, I have discovered that a handful of og tags are installed when you activate this plugin with your custom facebook app. A few versions back, I was able to have my featured image in my page or post become the featured image in my Facebook post but that has disappeared. The featured image is currently being ignored. When I interrogate the page/post code, I discover that no where is there an og:image set (despite the plugin setting other og tags). Using the debugger, I find that it is defaulting to the first page image (which is not what I want). I have tried using other plugins to set an og:image tag but these also appear to duplicate existing og tags so the debugger picks them up as errors and ignores the duplicates (including the og:image) tag. I am reluctant to edit the theme because this edit may get accidentally overridden down the track. If this plugin would revert back to setting the og:image tag to the featured image of the post or page, that would solve this problem once and for all.

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  • Plugin Author Niall Kennedy


    What is the size of the og:image overridden by Facebook when parsed? Facebook prefers images 200×200 or larger.

    I think it is 180×180 but surely it isn’t that pedantic if specified?

    Also, at the moment, the app is not setting the og:image tag anyway. It sets about five different og tags but not the image one. If I use another plugin I end up duplicating some of the tags and then all seem to be ignored.

    Plugin Author Niall Kennedy


    Try passing your affected URLs through the Facebook URL debugger for a preview of the pieces available to Facebook to compose a new story. You should see alerts about small image dimensions if you are affected by that issue.

    All right but we are getting ahead of ourselves and off on a tangent.

    A few point releases back, the plugin worked by taking the featured image and using that. Now it does not. The featured image is ignored.

    I am only guessing it has something to do with og:image because it is not being set with the app even though other tags are being set. However, this might be a red herring.

    The issue is that the plugin used to work by using the featured image as the image to post to facebook but now it uses the first image on the page.

    How can this be fixed as it used to work?

    I have tried to make the featured image one that is 280×280 and it makes no difference.


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