making a picture appear as part of a link

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  • #1705998

    Hi everybody,

    I’m trying to add a default image which will appear when I post a link to my blog elsewhere (say, in a Facebook message). I’ve tried everything I can think of but when I post a link to any of the pages / posts it just comes up with a blank square next to the description.

    How do I add a photo which will automatically appear when I or others post links to my blog? Looks very unprofessional otherwise :-(

    Thanks in advance!

    The blog I need help with is www.themoonisanakedbanana.com.

    #1706086

    raincoaster
    Member

    You go to Settings->General and you upload a blavatar (also called favicon) there. And then you wait at least 12 hours, because it takes that long to percolate through the system.

    #1706092

    Thank you so much, I’ll try that!

    #1706093

    raincoaster
    Member

    You’re welcome.

    #1706095

    lildavz
    Member

    Hello
    How do I modify a post from another blog to be mine,so when they click on the post it won’t open the other persons blog website but mine?thanks in adv

    #1706097

    Why would you want to do that? I think it’s bad manners.

    #1706113

    raincoaster – I’ve gone to Settings-General but I can’t find anywhere to upload a blavatar. I’ve looked for help for this but all I’ve found is that there is supposed to be a ‘blog picture / icon’ spot which my general settings page doesn’t have.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/avatars/blavatars/#upload-a-blavatar

    Maybe the page is not displaying correctly?
    Thanks.

    #1706114

    raincoaster
    Member

    Are you not the Admin of the site? Only the Admin can upload that.

    #1706115

    I am, but there’s nothing there.

    #1706117

    raincoaster
    Member

    What browser and version are you using? I know it’s there because I just started a new blog a week ago.

    #1706165

    I’m using Internet Explorer and WordPress version 3.8.1. I’ve tried using Google Chrome but the upload box still isn’t on the General settings page. I’ve seen screenshots in a Youtube video of how it should look, but the space where it should be is just blank.

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