Have you ever wondered why the photo you chose for your blog post does NOT show up on Facebook? Instead of your blog post photo, you might see your logo, or part of your website header banner.
Why Does This Happen?
If you don’t tell Facebook what information you want, the Facebook computers make an educated guess about what’s best.
What if you don’t agree with that choice? How can you tell Facebook what you want?
You need change the Open Graph protocol.
3 Ways to Tell Facebook What Photo to Display When Linking to Your Blog Post
- Manually add special “op” (Open Graph) meta tags to the head <head> of your website, or
- Use a plugin call WP Open Graph, or
- Use WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast. By default this plugin will display the first image on your blog post. If you want a different image, click the “Social” tab and insert the photo’s URL in the “Facebook Image” field: You’ll find the photo’s URL with your photo, in your WordPress media library.
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