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How to post a photo on Facebook with an embedded hyperlink

Posted on 2013-11-02
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One can post a link and get a thumbnail easily.
But I see posts such as the attached that are full width photos with an associated HREF that is different than the IMG SRC.

Any one know what the secret sauce is to post a full-width photo  and have the associated link be directed to a different location that the source for the image?

Example Facebook post
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Question by:Robert Kleinschmidt
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by:Michael-Best
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by:Robert Kleinschmidt
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@ Michael-Best, Thanks for the quick response. I was not clear in my question.
I am not trying to embed a Facebook post in my website. I am trying to post a photo on Facebook that links to a URL. The default behavior is that the posted photo has an HREF-like link to the photo itself. I want to have the photo link to another URL. In the example that show above, clicking on the Photo of the map of the US, takes you to a washingtonpost.com page.

The example is proof that what I want can be done, but I can't find the method to use to accomplish it. Perhaps is it only able to be done with Facebook Ad APIs?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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You get that kind of link when you post a link to an outside page that either is a picture or has a picture that Facebook can grab as an illustration.  You can't upload a photo to your photo albums and attach a link to it.
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by:Robert Kleinschmidt
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@DaveBaldwin: I have a website where I can host the picture, but when I add it as a link I only get the thumbnail view. There must be a way to get the view that I show above like the map of the US that links to washingtonpost.com
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by:Robert Kleinschmidt
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@MichaelBest: If I understand your suggestion, then I should get a WordPress account and create a Wordpress blog, then create a Wordpress post that has the photo with my link and then I assume there is someway in Wordpress to publish that post to facebook?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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I can't get any of my pages to do that either.  Maybe there is a 'share' method that the Washington Post is using since there are several things different about that view than what I get when I try to link my pages.
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by:Robert Kleinschmidt
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@DaveBaldwin: interestingly, the washingtonpost item was posted by an individual, not by the Washington Post. I've sent a message to the poster to see what they did.
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