How to Fix Wrong Images Shared to Facebook via WordPress: A Step-by-Step Guide
If you’re a WordPress website owner who’s trying to drive social media traffic from Facebook, you may have experienced the problem of wrong images being shared on Facebook. When you share an article on Facebook, it might show the wrong image taken from your website’s sidebar or header, which can disturb the theme of your shared post and decrease click-through rates. But don’t worry, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to fix this issue.
First, you need to enable open graph protocol on your WordPress blog. You can do this in two ways:
Method 1: Install the Facebook Plugin straight from Facebook, which will take care of fixing your OG graph problem. If you still see the wrong image being shared, it’s probably because it’s in Facebook’s cache, and it will expire soon. If you want to remove it instantly, go to the URL provided and click on “Fetch new scrape information” to clear Facebook’s cache for your particular URL.
Method 2: If you don’t want to use a plugin, you can copy and paste the code provided to your function.php file. This code will add Open Graph meta information to your website.
Once you’ve made the necessary changes, go to the URL provided and click on “Fetch new scrape information” to clear Facebook’s cache.
By following these simple steps, you can fix the problem of wrong images being shared on Facebook and ensure that your shared posts look as good as they should.