403 error when showing your thumbnails or images from your blog.

A few weeks ago I was trying to link to one of my blog posts from Facebook and Google plus. So I entered the blog post url on my Facebook wall post and I noticed the image was not ‘pulling’ and showing the way they usually do when you type an url in Facebook. Instead I got a 403 Forbidden error where the thumbnail image should be. The same happened when posting to Google Plus.

I know this issue is very specific but it drove me nuts trying to figure this out. And I could not find a solution from any of my searches which had to do with this particular task.

I had selected the Post name in my Permalinks Settings. But it turned out that the Permalink setting needed to be adjusted to include the word ‘Blog’ in it. So, in a multisite setup, the way it worked for me was to have the sub-site configured with a Custom Structure, like so:

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The main site already had the word ‘Blog’ in the Post name setting, so no adjustment needed there.

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This adjustment allowed WordPress to display the images when linking by url in sites such as Facebook or Google+.

Hope this helps =)

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