Facebook share and like images og:image

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    The Facebook “Like” button posts to FB using the last image in a WP Post content (which happens to be a button image)

    However, the Facebook “Share” button correctly chooses the first image in the post content (or a Featured Image).

    Both appear in the meta tags for open graph like this:
    <meta property=”og:image” content=”http://homeexchangeblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/post1-610.jpg?w=300&h=300″ />
    <meta property=”og:image” content=”http://homeexchangeblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/btn-search-4-home.png?w=300&h=300″ />

    Any recommendations on how to stop the FB “Like” function from using the last image and force it to behave like the FB “Share” function?


    The blog I need help with is blog.homeexchange.com.



    If you click the tags in the sidebar of this thread or do forum searches you will find MANY threads on this issue. The bottom line is that Facebook has control over which images are displayed. If you want control over which image is displayed or if one is displayed at all or not then you will have to post them manually.


    Hi timethief,

    thanks for taking the time to post this… (i’ve noticed you making this same reply to several people whenever there is a forum post about FB shares or likes.)

    i appreciate the feedback, but i don’t really agree since the meta tag for og:image is present in the WP posts…

    any further suggestions from anyone out there?



    Here’s the link for contacting Staff in case you wish to use it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ After you use the searchbox, under the search results, at the bottom of the page there will be a section that says “Have you found the answer to your question?” You can choose either “Yes I found the answer to my question.” or “No I didn’t find the answer to my question and I would like to contact support for help.” The no option will reveal the contact form.

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