How To Fix The Missing Thumbnail Issue for Social Share – Social Share Guide
Have you ever noticed that post thumbnail not showing up, Whenever we share our post on Facebook and other social media services ? most of users have complained about this issue. But i have already debug same issue with Facebook debug tool, In this post, we will help you fix the Facebook incorrect thumbnail issue in WordPress or other web development platform.
Why Facebook is Showing The Thumbnail Image for your Post
The reasons can be many who stepped to show on Facebook.
- One of the most common reason is while we use multiple images set in the og:image tag where your featured image is smaller than rest of the images in that case Facebook crawler get confuse about to whom picked to show in post thumbnail on Facebook post.
- Facebook uses Open Graph (og) tags,Most Popular WordPress plugins like WordPress SEO by Yoast automatically adds Open Graph(og) for missing thumbnail issue.
- While we post on Facebook share make sure the feature image of article is greater than 1200 x 630 pixels and less than 600 x 315 px.
- Always make sure Open Graph meta are placed in header tag of your website.
- Something bellow line.
- You can also refer the Open graph meta tag from Facebook https://developers.facebook.com/docs/sharing/webmasters/
<meta property="og:url" content="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/19/arts/international/when-great-minds-dont-think-alike.html" />
<meta property="og:type" content="article" />
<meta property="og:title" content="When Great Minds Don’t Think Alike" />
<meta property="og:description" content="How much does culture influence creative thinking?" />
<meta property="og:image" content="http://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/02/19/arts/international/19iht-btnumbers19A/19iht-btnumbers19A-facebookJumbo-v2.jpg" />
How to Debug Issue with Facebook Debugger Tool
- Go to https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/
- Paste you post URL and hit on Debug button to proceed.
- You will get issue related to your post.
- Just fix that issue and start sharing your post with thumbnail.
Please Don’t waste your time to find the plugin just use debugger tool to identify actual issue and fix them