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Facebook Like Button Displays Wrong Image

  1. melissagriffin

    When people click the Facebook Like button on my blog posts, the image that shows up on Facebook is one from the sidebar of my blog instead of from the post that was liked. Is there any way to get the right image to show up? It seems that having the appropriate image would make the link more interesting to others who see it on Facebook. Thanks for any help you can give!

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Hi. In order to assist you, we need the URL of your blog, starting with http:// please. Thanks.

  3. I did a forum search and found an answer here >

    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.

  4. melissagriffin

    Hi, thanks for the help.

    My question is about the Facebook like button, not the sharing button. It's only when people click the FB like button that an image from the sidebar is automatically posted with the link on FB.

    My blog is

  5. I'm sorry but I am unable to help with this.

  6. I'm having the exact same problem.

    We run ads on and when people hit the "like" button, Facebook shows the correct blog post but links to an ad image and not an image from the post.

  7. @notquitegone
    You are posting to the wrong support forum. I’m sorry but that site is not a free blog from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM so we cannot help you with it. WordPress.COM blogs and installs operate on different code. The correct support forum to get support for that blog is here > http://wordpress.ORG/support

    For more clarity please read

  8. I am having the same issue with the FB like button. When a user Likes a post or page from the homepage it grabs an image from the sidebar and not my blog image or a post image. Whats up?

    Steve Parker

  9. I vaguely recall this issue from a related function a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, other than deliberately stocking your sidebar in the order of images you want, there's not much you can do.

  10. @stevep264: Could you give us an example of an URL you tried to share on Facebook?

  11. @airodyssey
    I hit the like button from the homepage at to one of the posts Animated youth football playbooks. I did not go to the post but liked it from the homepage.

    @raincoaster - ya but its grabbing a pic from one of the bottom weird you think they would just grab your blog icon or maybe set a feature image for the FB like

  12. @ airodyssey - here is the link to the post I liked from home page

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