When I Publicize to Facebook, only text appears on Facebook (no image)

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    jccrtv
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    Publicize to Facebook works. Sort of. What appears on Facebook is a text description of my WordPress post and NO image or screen grab from the video I have in my posts. Very few people click through from Facebook when it’s just text. On the rare occasion that an image accompanies the mention of Facebook I do get click throughs to my WordPress post.

    What is the trick to getting the image from my WordPress post to show up on Facebook when i check publicize? Here is an example:
    http://wp.me/p7npj-12p
    That WordPress post appears as text only when I promote the link on Facebook by checking the Publicize box. It contains a featured image and Vimeo video in the WordPress post, but Facebook will only show the text.

    The blog I need help with is jimcutlerblog.com.

    #763533

    timethief
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    There are long standing issue with Facebook and images. We do not control which images they choose to display and we do not control how frequently they clear their image caches.

    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. http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/#troubleshooting

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