WEBFI-WordPress-How to Fix Facebook Incorrect Thumbnail Issue in WordPress

Have you had an incorrect post thumbnail when you share your articles on Facebook? It’s a common error that beginners can run into because knowing how to make the right thumbnail show up is not always clear. In this video, we will show you how to fix the Facebook incorrect thumbnail issue in WordPress.

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One way to show the thumbnail you’re wanting to would be to install and activate the All in One SEO plugin found below:

With the plugin installed and activated you would want to go under All in One SEO, Feature Manager, and activate the ‘Social Meta’ box. After that, you’ll now have a new box under your post editor for your social settings. Click on the Upload Image next to the Custom Image section to add the image you want to appear.

Don’t forget to clear any caching on your site to ensure the image can be crawled properly.

For a second method if you do not want to use All in One SEO then you would want to activate Yoast SEO found below:

With it activated you can scroll down when editing a post to the Yoast SEO meta box and click on the Social tab. You will see an Upload Image button where you can upload the image you would like to see on Facebook.

Facebook also has a debug tool to help clear Facebook’s cache, you would want to copy the URL of your WordPress post and paste it into the tool. Should the image be incorrect you can request Facebook scrape the site again for your updated image. Facebook’s debugger can be found on the page below:

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  • Santosh Savadatti on July 27, 2020

    FB debugger tip is really cool.

  • Istiak Rayhan on July 27, 2020

    Which image size do you use for Facebook?

  • I'm baloch on July 29, 2020

    Sir I never get issue before installing cloudflare, I installed cloudflare I'm facing Facebook thumbnail issue.

  • American Prep on August 27, 2020

    Test both of them and still facing same issue

  • ismaa sheikh on October 1, 2020


  • Blogging Tips for You on October 14, 2020

    Very useful post for bloggers. Great share!

  • Baseer khan on October 23, 2020

    Thank You so much I have been having this from for a long time … now it is fixed

  • bebshakori on October 28, 2020

    Thank you so much. It works

  • Made In Sri Lanka on November 24, 2020

    very usefull

  • TheMadArab138 on November 28, 2020

    Thank you very much for this.

  • Alex M on November 30, 2020

    It Worked, Thank You

  • Shadab Khan on January 15, 2021

    Thanx a lot

  • Abhinandan Bajimaya on January 18, 2021

    Can't Download

    Could not resolve the hostname into a valid IP address.

    Inferred Property

    The 'og:image' property should be explicitly provided, even if a value can be inferred from other tags.

    Missing Properties

    The following required properties are missing: og:url, og:type, og:title, og:image, og:description, fb:app_id

  • AlexandrusMegus on February 20, 2021

    An absolute beginner here. Works like a charm. Thanks!

  • Ranjith kumar on May 9, 2021

    still I m facing the same problem its really frustrating please helo me

  • Laka Zed on May 28, 2021

    When i share my wordpress blg on facebook first time this time thumbnail and title showing..but next time this is not working just show the link..please give me Solution

  • DANNY211 on May 30, 2021

    Thanks so much!
    It helped me ✌😂

  • Brian Nock on July 21, 2021

    Can you share a square image to social without the image getting cropped to rectangle? For example: If you try to share this blog post the square featured image gets cropped to a rectangle. Is there a way to keep it square?

  • moeenul hoque on August 6, 2021

    THANKS A LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT, it is very helpful.

  • gSax sax on September 27, 2021

    My problem is only with the home page , if i shere it i do not see any immage , post are ok

  • Tessa Fyffe Global on November 25, 2021

    This is awesome thanks so much. This thumbnail issue has been boggling away at me and now I can fix it. Do you have a video that will show me how to set my featured image for my About page? For when I share the main website, and not just share a blog?🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 I so appreciate your help🙏🏽

  • Gagandeep Chani on December 31, 2021

    What exactly looking for

  • АЛЕКСАНДАР АНДРЕЕВ on February 2, 2022

    Thank you so much!!!

  • Boorama Tech & Tips on March 2, 2022

    very helpful.

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