I use this function to add the featured image from url on wordpress "Is it possible set a featured image with external image URL", but when i share the post on Facebook, Facebook doesn't grab the featured image from url, it grabs any images from the sidebar or from the related content. I added meta tags but it didn't work. I think it needs a function to tell Facebook to grab the featured image from url.

  • 1
    What meta tags did you add? Have a look at this answer -- is that what you're doing?
    – Pat J
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 15:55

1 Answer 1


Featured Image From URL plugin contains social tags. So you can share your posts and the external featured image will be shown on the Social Networks.

enter image description here

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.