how do I change the thumbnail that appears on Facebook?

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    I have posted my blog to Facebook and at one point a particular logo appeared as my thumbnail on Facebook. Now the stock “W” from wordpress appears. How do I change the thumbnail that appears on Facebook to my own?

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

    #780415

    raincoaster
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    You don’t have a Blavatar uploaded. Do that for your blog under Dashboard->Appearance and then if there’s no image in the post, FB should pull that one instead.

    #780416

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Staff have mentioned that if the theme you are using supports Featured Images and you use it, that is the first choice for the image in FB, after that the first image in the post and only after that the blavatar.

    #780581

    timethief
    Member

    In case you have not read the tips referred to above:

    • Only the first five images uploaded to a post (direct inclusion/gallery/slideshow) will be sent to Facebook. The images size has to be at least 200 x 200 pixels.
    • To select which image will be used for things like Facebook Publicize, you can use a theme that supports featured images. If a featured image isn’t set or your theme doesn’t use featured images, then the code tries to pick the first image in the post or page. If no image is found, then the blavatar is used.

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