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HOW TO: Fix Facebook ‘Like’ Thumbnail Problem


Facebook quite recently changed the functionality of ‘Like’ button, now it is similar to ‘Share’ button. Normally the ‘Like’ button shows the link of the blog post and the blog, but from now onwards they will show the Title, Description and a screenshot of the page which you like.

By default most of the ‘Likes’ have random thumbnails, similar to the below image. Here they took the emoticon I used in comments!

Facebook Like Effect [Before]

Facebook Like Thumbnail [BEFORE]

After trying this trick, my blog post was able to show the related image as thumbnail.

Facebook Like Effect [After]

Facebook Like Thumbnail [AFTER]

Ashish Saini did a great job by creating a WordPress plugin and also a PHP code with similar functionality. Here we are going to see the two methods by which you can solve the Facebook Like Thumbnail problem easily.

Two Ways To Fix Facebook Like Thumbnail Problem

#1 – WordPress Plugin : WordPress users once again blessed with a plugin. Just download and activate it.

It will display the first image of the post or page you are on. In case someone likes your Category or Tag page, then the first image of the first post in the listing will be used.

#2 – Manual PHP Code : Not everyone love to use plugins, for them here is another method. Just copy and paste the following snippet in functions.php file. Bingo!

You can check the manual code [here]

You can replace ‘’ with your blog/brand image URL.

These two methods apply only* to WordPress blogs, but yet, you can use the following code to show a constant default image; maybe you can use your blog logo.

<link rel=”image_src” href=”” />

Do you like this new ‘Like’ functionality? Have you faced this thumbnail issue? Share your opinions below as comments.


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