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XF 1.4 Image in forum link posted to Facebook

When I post a forum/thread link to Facebook, the system seems to always include my avatar, or the Xenforo logo, even where there is an image in the thread/post/forum.

Is there a way to force the image in the first post to be the one shown in Facebook ?


XenForo developer
Staff member
The only way I'm aware of would involve editing the open_graph_meta template and remove both "og:image" tag references. This should have Facebook let you choose any image on the page.


Active member

got the same question actualy... I have posted links of the forum in facebook page and it shows Xenforo logo.
I noticed other links from other site shows the image that relevant to the link itself. (see attachment- the first post is the link from my forum, the second one the link from other site)

I see Mike suggestion to edit the open_graph_meta template, where can I find that template?

I believe this is quite important feature as someone might interested to follow the link if see some images that catching the eyes.




Active member
Hi Olly Wood
thanks for your help... I've checked the template..
Do you actually only remove the og:image from these two lines?

<xen:if is="{$avatar}"><meta property="og:image" content="{$avatar}" /></xen:if>

  <meta property="og:image" content="{xen:helper fullurl, @ogLogoPath, 1}" />