Specifying Thumbnail that Displays on Facebook When Somebody Likes My Post (2 posts)

  1. angusbc
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have this problem on several sites. I am using both the Socialize plugin and Facebook Like Button on different sites. My problem is that when people like a post that does not have an image added to it, Facebook is displaying a random image from my sidebar that is totally inappropriate. If the post contains an image, it shows the thumbnail of that image, so it's only a problem for posts without an image. Is there a way to specify a site-wide default thumbnail that would be posted on Facebook for posts that don't include an image?

    Thanks for any help you can give.

  2. Nicolas
    Posted 3 years ago #


    Facebook looks for meta tags with specific properties in order to set the description for your page. There are three properties that can be set:

    <meta property=”og:image” content=”url to image”/>
    <meta property=”og:title” content=”title of the page”/>
    <meta property=”og:site_name” content=”name of the site”/>

    I get the info from: http://kb.mailchimp.com/article/how-can-i-choose-the-image-thumbnail-that-shows-up-on-facebook

    hope it will be helpful.

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