Defining image shown when linked in Facebook

When a link is shared in Facebook, Facebook will choose an image to show in the post.  However, the image FB chooses may not be the best one for the purpose.

The Facebook Sharing Debutter at can help you troubleshoot this.

Adding a link <link rel=”image_src” href=”preview-image-here.jpg” /> to the page header will define the image you choose here.

Alternatively, there are plugins to handle this for you.

Here are some links to help manage this issue:

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Online Gradient Image Generator

I recently needed to quickly generate a gradient image for a website, and found this among the very useful tools I've used before from Dynamic Drive. Simpler and faster than using a graphic editor.

Gradient Image Generator