Blavatar change not picked up.

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  • #1114240

    photophaff
    Member

    Can’t change blavatar on blog. New picture not showing in Blavatar, but shows in Favicon.

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

    #1114393

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    How long has it been since you uploaded the blavatar? It can take a few hours for the WordPress cache to update. If it has been a while, try clearing your browser’s cache to see if that resolves it.

    #1114395

    timethief
    Member

    It’s my experience that it can take days not just hours to appear. Do not keep uploading as that simply delays when it will display.

    #1114418

    photophaff
    Member

    Thanks, guys. It’s been days since I made the change, and still it hasn’t shown up. Oddly, the icon associated with my homepage is the correct one, but he icon assicated with my blog page is the old one. I don’t understand why they are different. Ideas?

    #1114419

    timethief
    Member

    I see your blavatar. It’s a tiny version of your gravatar.

    #1114420

    timethief
    Member

    but he icon assicated with my blog page is the old one

    Do you mean the My Blogs page that only you can view?

    #1114421

    photophaff
    Member

    Not quite. If I share the link to my blog page (http://photophaff.wordpress.com/blog/) for example on Facebook, the icon that shows up is the old one.

    #1114422

    timethief
    Member

    Ahh … Facebook … wish you had said that from the outset.

    See here for what Staff has to say please:

    Unfortunately, we have no control over the images that Facebook chooses. We really only send them the URL of the post, and they hunt through that for the excerpt and images to include. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/avalaible-facebook-thumbnail-issue?replies=7#post-1000734

    Sometimes this will help but not always
    http://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug
    from: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/fb-link-has-no-thumbnails?replies=4#post-936861

    #1114423

    photophaff
    Member

    Thanks. I put the link in the box, and it does indeed come up with my old blavatar. I am at a loss as to where it is getting that image from, however, as the image link that it quotes is to my gravatar (which is the same as the blavatar, essentially).

    #1114424

    timethief
    Member

    The image appears to be in Faceplant’s image cache.

    #1114425

    photophaff
    Member

    Hmmm. Have cleared IE9’s cache, followed instructions above (Facebook debug), and still no joy. The fault is definitely at the Facebook end, as the correct image is now showing in other places.

    #1114426

    timethief
    Member

    It’s always at the Facebook end of things and to tell you the truth we Volunteers are very tired of answering this question — no offence intended.

    #1114427

    photophaff
    Member

    No worries. Appreciate your help putting me on the right track. Will see if I can resolve it from the Facebook end.

    #1114428

    timethief
    Member

    Best of luck with that and I do mean that sincerely.

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