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publicize feature and Facebook - displaying image from WP on FB

  1. Hi, first this is about transforminghealthcare.Wordpress.com.

    I use the publicize feature to link FB and WP, but my thumbnail doesn't appear on the FB news feed.

    First, can this be done? (I only use one image per post).

    Second, if yes, how? Thanks!

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  3. My blog is transforminghealthcare.Wordpress.com. reason in post.

  4. I'm having the same problem. I have one image in each post. (my blog is a photo blog) and when I publicize to facebook it doesn't show a thumbnail of the image that is being posted.

    eyecarnival.wordpress.com

  5. Publicize isn't customizable. Manually posting to FB via your Sharing buttons works better and allows you to choose the image.

  6. OK, thanks. I did not use publicize for my most recent post, but how do I use my sharing buttons to post to FB? I can't figure out how to do this.

    If it matters, I've already published my most recent post, but would like to go back and now share on FB with the accompanying image.

    Thanks!

  7. If you have FB sharing enabled, just click the FB button on your post and you get a pop-up page of FB where you can select the thumbnail. There's a toggle you can use to go forwards or back to choose the image.

  8. Thanks so much, that did it. For whatever reason, the last time I tried to find the FB button on my post, it either wasn't there, or, I didn't see it.

  9. I am having a problem wherein the WordPress.com links I post on my Facebook Wall do not also post the preview thumbnail image. On Tuesday Facebook grabbed the preview image and posted it, but as of Wednesday and today the preview images will not display for posted links. I have tried posting links to other non-WordPress.com sites and the preview images do in fact display. I have also tried newly posting links from earlier in the week that successfully displayed the preview image only to have the newly posted link suppress it. I am very frustrated by this problem and have been unable to rectify the situation. Any help that you can provide is appreciated. Thanks.

    http://www.facebook.com/FordModels

  10. urbancowgirlvancouver
    Member

    I'm experiencing the exact same issue that ghostfeed described above. Any updates or tips would be very helpful! Thanks

  11. breslowpartners
    Member

    I am having the same problem. Any updates would be awesome. My blog is http://breslowpartners.wordpress.com/

  12. desperatebloglife
    Member

    Same problem : when i copy my link and paste it on FB, the thumbnail appears BUT after clicking the "share" button, the image is not there anymore. Something to fix this would be great! Thanks.

  13. Yup. Same as above. Since about Wednesday March 16th. No thumbnail after posting - just text. WE NEED A FIX!

  14. Yes. i have the same problem as all of the above.... it used to work now it doesnt, someone please help! my blog is http://sadikhadzovic.wordpress.com

  15. Same here...
    No thumbnail on Facebook or Digg for the past few days

    http://zfashionblog.com/

  16. OK, so a very nice person on Twitter suggested a work around solution from this page: http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/12/importing-wordpress-com-post-snippets-into-a-facebook-fan-page/

    I have successfully used Hootsuite to post links to a Facebook fan page and actually got preview thumbnails to display. It's a bit more cumbersome than manually posting the links, but at this point I'll do whatever works. I hope this is some help to you all.

  17. Glad it worked and you're welcome. :)

  18. For others, if you are Publicizing to your FB Profile page (and not a Fan page like ghostfeed) you may want to try disconnecting and then reconnecting your FB Publicize feature http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/#reconnecting-facebook

  19. Hi everyone,

    Facebook has mentioned this:
    http://bugs.developers.facebook.net/show_bug.cgi?id=15953

    We're investigating the situation.

  20. Same problem here!! No thumbnail when I copy a link to my personal wall or to any fan page I own!! It's been going on for 3-4 days now. Very frustrating!

  21. WordPress.com Staff are aware that everyone if frustrated that there is a bug in the Facebook end of things. What I don't comprehend is why folks aren't directing their feedback to the Facebook staff. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/publicize-feature-and-facebook-displaying-image-from-wp-on-fb?replies=20#post-575645

  22. desperatebloglife
    Member

    @ Ghostfeed : how can you post links to FB fanpages (not the walls of my friends) with hootsuite? Thanks for your help ;)

  23. Yep, I had the same issue as of a couple of days ago. WordPress, once again, changed something that already worked well -- much like they did with the annoying "youtube=Xxx" debacle with video posts. I mean, what's next? So irritating. :(

  24. @ timethief: I understand it's a FB issue and I did search for a solution on that end in the first place - so far no reply. Still, I hope I am allowed to share my frustration with WP staff and users!

  25. I have also tried contact Facebook twice about the issue and was notified I would receive an email with a Facebook Team Member who would help me resolve the issue, and so far that hasn't happened yet. This is killing me! I know we all go through a lot of effort to make our posts worthy of reading, and we do the same with our images! And since we're WordPress.com users we can't add those dumb meta tags everyone is telling us to put in. I think Facebook or WordPress.com needs to address this immediately, it's getting REALLY annoying to have to deal with for more than a week, I'm losing traffic... We all are.

    http://sanasarina.wordpress.com

  26. @sanasarina-if you read through the entire thread from the beginning, you'll see that people have offered suggestions and links to alternative ways of posting your content on Facebook until the bug is fixed by FB. Cheers!

  27. None of the suggestions above work to post the images to Facebook. I've contacted support (or rather, our "Happiness Engineers"...hahahahaaa), and they replied once, with no reported solution...and then disappeared!

  28. And by the way, this topic is NOT resolved!

  29. Just checked again with my newest post....still no image posted to FaceBook....

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