publicize feature and Facebook – displaying image from WP on FB

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  • #566931

    stoudtb
    Member

    Hi, first this is about transforminghealthcare.Wordpress.com.

    I use the publicize feature to link FB and WP, but my thumbnail doesn’t appear on the FB news feed.

    First, can this be done? (I only use one image per post).

    Second, if yes, how? Thanks!

    #567029

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    #567032

    stoudtb
    Member

    My blog is transforminghealthcare.Wordpress.com. reason in post.

    #567061

    eyecarnival
    Member

    I’m having the same problem. I have one image in each post. (my blog is a photo blog) and when I publicize to facebook it doesn’t show a thumbnail of the image that is being posted.

    eyecarnival.wordpress.com

    #567080

    raincoaster
    Member

    Publicize isn’t customizable. Manually posting to FB via your Sharing buttons works better and allows you to choose the image.

    #567212

    stoudtb
    Member

    OK, thanks. I did not use publicize for my most recent post, but how do I use my sharing buttons to post to FB? I can’t figure out how to do this.

    If it matters, I’ve already published my most recent post, but would like to go back and now share on FB with the accompanying image.

    Thanks!

    #567266

    raincoaster
    Member

    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.

    #567288

    stoudtb
    Member

    Thanks so much, that did it. For whatever reason, the last time I tried to find the FB button on my post, it either wasn’t there, or, I didn’t see it.

    #567355

    ghostfeed
    Member

    I am having a problem wherein the WordPress.com links I post on my Facebook Wall do not also post the preview thumbnail image. On Tuesday Facebook grabbed the preview image and posted it, but as of Wednesday and today the preview images will not display for posted links. I have tried posting links to other non-WordPress.com sites and the preview images do in fact display. I have also tried newly posting links from earlier in the week that successfully displayed the preview image only to have the newly posted link suppress it. I am very frustrated by this problem and have been unable to rectify the situation. Any help that you can provide is appreciated. Thanks.

    http://www.facebook.com/FordModels

    #567356

    I’m experiencing the exact same issue that ghostfeed described above. Any updates or tips would be very helpful! Thanks

    #567357

    I am having the same problem. Any updates would be awesome. My blog is http://breslowpartners.wordpress.com/

    #567358

    Same problem : when i copy my link and paste it on FB, the thumbnail appears BUT after clicking the “share” button, the image is not there anymore. Something to fix this would be great! Thanks.

    #567359

    joniwagner
    Member

    Yup. Same as above. Since about Wednesday March 16th. No thumbnail after posting – just text. WE NEED A FIX!

    #567360

    Yes. i have the same problem as all of the above…. it used to work now it doesnt, someone please help! my blog is http://sadikhadzovic.wordpress.com

    #567362

    zfashionblog
    Member

    Same here…
    No thumbnail on Facebook or Digg for the past few days

    http://zfashionblog.com/

    #567363

    ghostfeed
    Member

    OK, so a very nice person on Twitter suggested a work around solution from this page: http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/12/importing-wordpress-com-post-snippets-into-a-facebook-fan-page/

    I have successfully used Hootsuite to post links to a Facebook fan page and actually got preview thumbnails to display. It’s a bit more cumbersome than manually posting the links, but at this point I’ll do whatever works. I hope this is some help to you all.

    #567364

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Glad it worked and you’re welcome. :)

    #567365

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    For others, if you are Publicizing to your FB Profile page (and not a Fan page like ghostfeed) you may want to try disconnecting and then reconnecting your FB Publicize feature http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/#reconnecting-facebook

    #567366

    hewsut
    Staff

    Hi everyone,

    Facebook has mentioned this:
    http://bugs.developers.facebook.net/show_bug.cgi?id=15953

    We’re investigating the situation.

    #567367

    tgsdirector
    Member

    Same problem here!! No thumbnail when I copy a link to my personal wall or to any fan page I own!! It’s been going on for 3-4 days now. Very frustrating!

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