Twitter has not published your image

2017-11-22 11:32

In some cases Twitter will publish your tweet without a picture. There are several reasons why this problem can occur. When sharing link posts, Twitter automatically takes  the information to create a link preview from the meta information of your blog post. The so-called OG Tags or Twitter Card Tags consists of title, teaser text and post image. First of all, you should make sure that you have set the corresponding Twitter Card tag correctly in the source code of your blog post.

1. Check your meta tag settings for Twitter Cards

You can easily check this in the "page information" of your blog post. Open the menu item "Show page information" by right-clicking on the post. Under the item "twitter:image" you can check whether you have set a Twitter Card Tag for your post image. Here you should see the URL of the desired image.


For more  information about OG Tags and Twitter Card Tags and how to set them correctly take a look at the following article:

2. Check out the crawler accessibility in your WordPress settings

Another reason for an unpublished image could be related to the fact that your WordPress settings prevent Twitter from reading the  image This is the case if you have activated the feature in your WordPress settings that forbids social networks or crawlers from reading necessary information such as Twitter Card Tags.


Make sure this option is disabled as it prevents Twitter from accessing your blog. Select the menu item "Reading" under "Settings" in your WordPress Dashboard and uncheck "Discourage search engines from indexing this site".


3. Check your htaccess file configuration

Yet another reason for a missing post image can be the rules stored in your "htaccess" -file. These determine whether Twitter can access the images on your website and can prevent the network from displaying post images in tweets. Please make sure that your "htaccess"file is configured correctly:

  • RewriteEngine on
  • RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
  • RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www\.)? [NC]
  • RewriteRule \.(jpg|jpeg|png|gif)$ - [NC,F,L]
  • RewriteRule .*\.(jpe?g|gif|bmp|png)$ - [F]

Visual elements attract the attention of users and should not be missing on Twitter. Also take a look at the optimal image size for your images.

With Blog2Social you can customize every post - you can add hashtags or handles to your Tweet and you can also vary each post by selecting different images from your blog post or you media gallery.

Did you know?

With Blog2Social you can choose between a photo post and a link post. This feature is especially useful if you want to share an infographic or a sharepic.

Although Twitter has recently doubled the number of characters per tweet from 140 to 280, short messages will remain the core of Twitter for the time being. Learn how to effectively integrate Twitter into your corporate communications in the article:"15 Killer Tactics to Boost Your Engagement On Twitter and Promote Your Content efficiently".

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