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Thumbnails on publicized posts???

  1. I was curious if anyone knows how to choose which photo in your post gets used as the tumbnail in your facebook posts. When I post the link independently on FB I have control over the thumbnail. If there a way to choose which photo will be used when I am publishing the post?


    The blog I need help with is

  2. I'm sorry but we have no control here over which images how Facebook displays and how they are displayed. What we do know is:

    • 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.

  3. Thanks. I'll give these ideas a shot.

  4. They are all we have to offer. Best wishes with your blog.

  5. I do use the featured images with my theme. That doesn't seem to matter for my posts going to my personal FB page, the pictures are just random. FB does pick up the featured image for my fan page. The only time it doesn't is if I use a gif - I did that today and nothing went thru to FB for either my personal page or my fan page.

  6. @kellywpa
    Thanks so much for sharing that information.

  7. I have another question for anyone still linked to this thread. I have 1 contributing author on my blog. I had to make his first post for him because his account wasn't set up. he has since made a post as his own user. Is there a way to change the first post i made for him so it will credit hims as the author...not me?

  8. Thanks Timethief. I don’t know if it makes a difference but maybe I should add that I use the WordPress publicize to go to my personal FB page and I use RSS Graffiti for my fan page (I saw you mentioned that someplace).

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