Solution to Facebook Thumbnail Problems with WordPress

For some reason if I publish a post (I use wordpress) and head over to Facebook to share it on my facebook page, the thumbnail, title and description (the excerpt) won’t load properly.


Mysteriously, it would work properly if I just gave facebook enough time (usually a day or two).  So that made me think it was a browser caching issue, but nope.  It was something from the facebook side of things.

I discovered Facebook’s Debugger Tool on the developers side of the site.

I pasted the link that wasn’t loading properly and clicked debug to see what was wrong.

I couldn’t figure out how to fix what it recommended, so I didn’t do anything.

I decided to try one more time to see if the link would load properly and LO AND BEHOLD, it loaded properly this time.

I’ve been using this trick for the past six months on the off-chance that the link doesn’t load properly. (Maybe one once every 20-30 posts.)

So I don’t know what’s going on when I paste the link into the debug tool, but when I do and go back to post the link on my timeline, everything loads properly (including the thumbprint, title and description).  I don’t have to wait a day anymore.  It just makes things work.

Ta Da! Solutions, I has them. I am a magician.
  • nitin

    Hey I have notice several time that when we paste any URL on a Facebook status the site will load just below even if we delete the url the page still is loading, but from yesterday when I am trying to do the same with my website its not working. Is the problem is with facebook or is this my website problem or we must make some setting in wordpress to make it happen.

  • Arya

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  • ssvuv

    Thanks a lot, very helpful!!

  • Emily Singley

    You are amazing! THANK YOU!! I’ve been trying to solve this for months. No idea why this works….but it does!!

  • davebuller

    This is awesome. Worked for me. I appreciate you sharing it.

  • Joe

    Thank You!!!! Very much appreciated you sharing! Problem solved.