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  1. Our first blog post has a title image attached. A little image icon shows up next to the title in the list of blog posts. I have tried to get title images on subsequent blog posts to no avail. The most recent one has a featured image, which shows up large on the intro screen to the post, but it is not a title image, the little icon doesn't appear on the "view my blog" view.

    Also, we share our blogs on Facebook. The first blog post showed up with an image on Facebook, but we've been having trouble getting an image to show on the Facebook posts since then, and I'm wondering if this is because the image must be a title image to show on Facebook.

    Thank you for any assistance with these issues.

    The blog I need help with is tonawandacastle.wordpress.com.

  2. The way your theme is designed to appear and function is found in the detailed theme description here http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/ever-after/

    Also note that we have no control over the images that Facebook chooses to display or when they choose to flush their image caches. We really only send them the URL of the post, and they hunt through that for the excerpt and images to include. From: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/avalaible-facebook-thumbnail-issue?replies=7#post-1000734
    Read also: http://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug
    from: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/fb-link-has-no-thumbnails?replies=4#post-936861

  3. Yes, facebook will choose a random image (and in my experience they will choose the stupidest one possible—I write step by step "how to" posts so Facebook will choose a picture from somewhere in the middle so no one can see the finished project).

    So I've been publishing posts using the custom excerpt module for Facebook and for my email subscribers with a single photo and a short into text.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/excerpts/

    First I write the complete post as it should appear on the blog.
    Then, in the text editor, I cut all the code and paste it into a plain text program (TextEdit on Mac).
    Last I compose a custom excerpt with one photo. That is left in the post's text (html) edit window and copied to the custom excerpt module.
    Publish. It goes out in less than a minute to my email subscribers, RSS, and FaceBook as a custom summary of my post.
    I then replace the code in the post editor with the code saved in TextEdit and update.
    Voila: no more non-descript pictures on FaceBook.

    Note: most themes do not display custom excerpts on the home page, only some themes display custom excerpts on category and archive pages, but many (I've not tried all) if not most themes will use your custom excerpt for RSS feeds and email subscriptions.

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