If your Blogs thumbnail image won’t show when sharing an article from your blog to Facebook, there is a pretty simple solution. Here is how to make sure that your blogs article image show up when you enter your web address or share your post on Facebook.
I recently had a challenge with my blogs article images not showing up when either shared on Facebook or even when I directly entered the blog posts URL into a Facebook post to share it.
This drove me crazy, especially after it worked fine for years! I started uninstalling plugins to see if that is what had caused the problem, but only to no avail, the image would still did not show on a Facebook post!
As I researched a solution, I noticed that there are many people having the same problem asking for help, but never saw a solution that worked. So to help anyone from going through the hours of frustration that I went through… here is the solution.
Blog Image Won’t Appear on Facebook? Here is the Fix!
Step one below is not the direct fix, if you have already claimed your blog with Facebook, goto Step Two, however, do not skip this step if you have not… it also has several other benefits to get maximum shares and likes on Facebook as well as will provide you with a consolidated view of key metrics for your website.
Step One: Claim your domain by associating it with a Facebook App that you manage, or with your Facebook user account.
- Click on the green “Insights for your Domain” link from the Insights Dashboard.
- Type in your domain address into the text box and select the user or App to link it with.
- Copy the meta tag provided in the window and add it to the root of your web page. (WordPress users, go to ‘Appearance’ -> ‘Editor’ then locate ‘Header (header.php)’, click it and paste the meta tag between the <head> tags then click ‘Update File’ button located under the editor.
- Finally click ‘Check Domain’. Once checked, your claimed domain will appear on the left side navigation bar under the “domains” section.
Go to Facebooks Debuger and enter the entire URL of the post that is not sharing your image and click “debug”.
Go back to your post, then try to share it again using the share buttons or re-paste the URL in a post and try it again… your blog image should now show on Facebook!
To Your Success!