How To Integrate Facebook With WordPress

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Facebook is one of those Web phenomena that impress everyone with numbers. To cite some: about 250 million users are on Facebook, and together they spend more than 5 billion minutes on Facebook… every day. These numbers suggest that we should start thinking about how to use Facebook for blogging or vice versa.

We did some research to find out how the integration of Facebook with WordPress and vice versa works, or — in other words — how you can present your WordPress blog on Facebook or use the functionality of Facebook on your WordPress-powered blog. Both of these can be achieved with a set of WordPress plug-ins, a couple of which we’ll present here in detail.

1. Integrating A WordPress Blog Into Facebook

Integrating a WordPress blog into Facebook is actually quite simply achieved via the Facebook API. The Facebook API makes programming applications that can be spread via Facebook almost a piece of cake. A lot of interactive browser games are on Facebook, such as the currently popular “Mafia Wars.” This game allows users to start a mafia family with their friends, with the goal of becoming an important figure in the virtual underground crime scene. To start a clan, you invite other friends on the network to join. This is the growth strategy of any application on Facebook: the simple snowball effect.

The applications sustain themselves through earnings generated by displaying advertisements, which also makes Facebook an even more attractive platform to develop on. This symbiosis generates growth for both Facebook and its applications. Deutschsprachige Version des Artikels1

Plug-In Installation and Configuration

John Eckman developed the WordPress plug-in Wordbook2 in early 2009. This plug-in allows WordPress blog owners to integrate their blog in Facebook. This gives a blog two lives: one as an application on Facebook (such as, for example, my private FreigeistBlog3) and one at the original URL (http://freigeist.devmag.net4).

To access a blog via Facebook, you need to first grant access to the application. To do this, go to the so-called “canvas” page, which is where the Facebook twin of the blog lives (my example5). However, granting access to the blog’s application means that the administrator of the blog also has access to information about you as a user (this is what most applications aim for: information such as date of birth, gender and educational status allows them to display quite targeted ads).

The application we’re dealing with is a simple blog and, in this sense, quite innocent, but we should state outright that the Facebook API as it is now treats blogs and websites as applications, which may not be appropriate, given the issue mentioned above. Facebook users who authorize the blog application can now easly send comments and share posts from within Facebook. The data, however, is still stored in the original database on the server where the blog is installed.

This makes it look as though Facebook serves merely as a simple feed reader. Yet, we get some other benefits. The blog on Facebook can be used to create a community around it by taking advantage of Facebook’s snowball effect, because friends of the blog’s users will see in their activity stream that they have been participating on the blog. Furthermore, it means that Facebook users will see new posts from your blog whenever they sign in to Facebook and can easily follow comments, making your blog more accessible.

To create a Facebook twin of your blog, first you have to set up a new application6. To do this, you need a Facebook account and have to register as a developer using the preceding link. All of this can be done in a few minutes.

Create a new Facebook application
Create a new Facebook application

Once you have agreed to the terms of use, give your application a name. Then you will receive your API key and a secret, which you will need later.

Settings for a Facebook application7
Settings for the Facebook application. Large view8.

Then, you have to submit a so-called “post-authorize callback URL.” This is the address on your server to which Facebook will send a notice whenever a user authorizes access to the application. By the same logic, there is also the “post-remove callback URL,” which receives a notice when a user removes the application. Both of these events are handled by the Wordbook plug-in. You merely need to write the address of the blog’s root directory with a trailing slash.

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Facebook application settings: Define callback URLs. Large view10.

The third step is to claim your canvas page, which is the page through which a Facebook user accesses your blog, and a canvas callback URL, which is the page from which content is retrieved. Again, include a trailing slash, or else internal links on your blog won’t work with their Facebook twin.

Define canvas page11
Facebook application settings: Define canvas page. Large view12.

Now you have some choices to make, namely, how to set up your canvas page. You have a choice between iFrame and FBML. FBML is a Facebook XML scheme with which you can use specific Facebook tags (such as tags to display user profiles). You can also use it to access certain Facebook procedures. However, the Wordbook plug-in works with iFrames, which allow Javascript and other tags, and which FBML does not support.

To distinguish between them rather crudely, you can say that iFrames give the developer more flexibility but, unlike FBML, restrict access to Facebook procedures. Another advantage of iFrames is that code that Facebook retrieves from the canvas callback URL need not be parsed by the FBML parser, which could yield a performance gain. With iFrames, only internal links on the blog need to be adjusted. And the “resizeable” option allows Facebook’s JavaScript code to adjust the size of the iFrame to Facebook’s layout.

Now the hard work is done. All that’s left is to install the Wordbook plug-in using the standard WordPress method13: install and activate. Then you can change the plug-in’s settings on the settings panel, and here you will need your application ID and the secret. You also have to tell the plug-in where the canvas page is located, so that internal links can be adjusted.

Settings for the Wordbook plug-in
Adjusting the settings of the Wordbook plug-in

And that’s it! If you want, you could activate or deactivate some other options, such as the commenting function and whether users can add your application to their profile by displaying the latest posts from your blog in their profile.

Browsing through a blog via Facebook14
Browsing through the blog via Facebook. Large view15.

The plug-in allows you to play around a little bit. But as we said, you are somewhat limited in how fully you can integrate your blog into the Facebook canvas. But the next plug-in we’ll look at integrates a bit of Facebook into your blog.

2. Integrating Facebook In A WordPress Blog

To begin, a little history lesson is needed. Many users do not like having to register for each blog where they would like to post comments, especially if they already have accounts on so many other social networks, such as Facebook and MySpace. So a single online ID for several purposes would be ideal, wouldn’t it? That’s the idea behind the OpenID16 protocol, which started in 2005. It decentralizes the identification of users for various providers and services. In essence, you can create an account on Facebook and connect it to services such as MySpace or even a personal blog. If you want to change your profile for all of these services, that too is decentralized: you simply change the settings on your Facebook account. OpenID is a chance to make the Web and its services more easily accessible. There are reasonable risks and concerns involved, but also many opportunities.

Facebook announced in 2007 that it would implement OpenID, and others followed, which explains why we now find more and more buttons that say “Connect with Facebook” or “Google Friend Connect.” This leads us to our second plug-in, Facebook Connect WordPress plug-in17, which almost seamlessly integrates Facebook into your blog.

The plug-in allows users to comment on a blog using their Facebook account; and if they are already signed in or on Facebook, they need not sign in again. Users do not have to register for a unique account on the blog because the plug-in retrieves the user’s information directly from the Facebook API. With access to the user profiles on Facebook, you can display your users’ profile pictures, which adds a personal touch to your blog.

The plug-in integrates a lot of Facebook functions: for example, users can send invitations and share stories and comments on Facebook, which gives your blog the benefit of word-of-mouth marketing. To do this, you need to activate the plug-in option that publishes a user’s activity in their respective activity feed. Last but not least, you can enable a gadget that displays the profile pictures of your blog’s most recent visitors, similar to “Google Friend Connect.”

Facebook Connect Implementation as seen on Sociable.es18
Facebook Connect implemented on sociable.es (in Spanish)

This plug-in essentially does the opposite of Wordbook (which integrates Facebook functionality into your blog).

Plug-In Installation and Configuration

Again, as in the previous section, you will need to create a new Facebook application.

Create a new Facebook Application19
Creating a new Facebook application. Large view20.

You will also have to define the callback URLs, which point to the root of your blog.

Defining callback URLs for the new application21
Defining callback URLs for the new application. Large view22.

Again, most of the work is now done, and you can soon start having fun and being creative. Just a few steps remain. First, download the plug-in from the website (see link above) and upload and enable it. A big part of the plug-in consists of the “Facebook Connect” library, which is provided by Facebook. You might stumble over the two xd_reciever files, one in HTML and one in PHP. They play a key role: enabling the so-called cross-domain communication (hence, the xd) between your blog and Facebook.

So why are these needed? Typically, HTTP requests are sent with the XMLHttpRequest object. However, the typical security settings on browsers allow XMLHttpRequest to send requests only to the domain where the original request was sent to. In our case, requests are send to and from Facebook. This cross-domain communication is achieved with iFrame cross-domain communication. With this, the application opens an iFrame on facebook.com with the relevant requests; for example, to retrieve information on whether a user is logged into Facebook.

These requests are sent to Facebook through the iFrame via the URL, with which the iFrame is opened. The request is checked, and now the Facebook script that was called via the iFrame opens an iFrame on the application page, where the outcome of the request is sent to, again with the query string of the URL. The result of any requests lands in the query string of the xd_receiver.htm file on your own server. This circumvents the problem of being unable to use XMLHttpRequest.

Now back to the plug-in. Once you have installed and activated the plug-in, you can add the plug-in as a widget to your blog’s sidebar. However, you first need to enter your API key and secret.

Settings for Facebook Connect WordPress plug-in23
Settings for Facebook Connect WordPress plug-in. Large view24.

As you will see, a whole lot of options are enabled by default, such as automatically publishing comments if they are posted through a Facebook account (the rationale being that you don’t have to moderate them because they come from actual people using Facebook and not spambots).

If you activate the sharing function, the plug-in adds a “Share” button automatically below each post. You can also activate the option that publishes a user’s comments in their activity feed on Facebook, thus making their activity on your blog visible to their friends.

After you have adjusted the settings, you will be notified that you need to define templates for the presentation. These need to be “synchronized” with Facebook. Scroll down a bit to generate and activate these templates. You can change the language manually here as well.

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Adjust Facebook Connect’s template settings. Large view26.

The first template controls how a user’s activity is posted in their activity feed on Facebook. However, you can also include the activity feed of your users in your gadget, as done on sociable.es (see link above). The last step is to go to the widget set-up page and include the gadget as a widget in your sidebar.

Including the Facebook Connect Widget into the sidebar27
Including the Facebook Connect widget in the sidebar

Here again, you have some choice over the configuration, especially with regard to changing the language, showing a big or small “Connect to Facebook” button, etc. After installing the plug-in, you may want to see what else you can do with it. The implementation on sociable.es is quite a nice one.

Further Resources

These two plug-ins are quite specific in what they do. However, a wide variety of Facebook plug-ins are available for platforms other WordPress. Here is a list, certainly not comprehensive:

  • Movable Type28
    A plug-in by Six Apart for adding Facebook Connect to a Movable Type blog, allowing any Facebook user to sign in. It is still in beta.
  • WordPress-FacebookConnect29
    This plug-in is quite similar to the one on sociable.es. It has the same features, such as single sign-on, publishing comments to news feeds and displaying profile pictures. However, it has not been updated since the beginning of the year. Still, there is a nice tutorial30 by the developer Adam Breckler.
  • WordPress Fotobook31
    With this WordPress plug-in, you can import all of your photo albums from Facebook onto a WordPress page.
  • Drupal’s Facebook Connect module32
    With this Drupal module, you can allow Facebook users to connect to your blog through their account. Similar to the plug-in by sociable.es.
  • Gigya WordPress plug-in 33
    This plug-in integrates not only Facebook but Twitter, MySpace and other OpenID providers into your blog for community building.
  • StatusPress34
    This small plug-in displays your Facebook, Twitter or Last.fm status on your blog.
  • Quailpress35
    Integrate Facebook-sharing functionality on your blog with this plug-in. However, it has not been actively developed for some time. And with the sociable.es plug-in, it is practically redundant.

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Thiemo Fetzer is pursuing a PhD in Economics at the London School of Economics. He has been publishing on web development and data analysis for more than 10 years in German print and online magazines such as Dr.Web, his own website Devmag and on his blog Freigeist.

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    nice and useful article ;-)

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  2. 2

    It’s all great, but I miss only one little thing: Cross-posting comments on Facebook notes to original post? I saw a plugin for that but it hasn’t been updated in ages, still looking for a solution. Some of my site’s viewers have an ugly habit of commenting the news only on Facebook.

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    Nice… I am going to check this out in depth

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    Nice, but doesn’t this basically duplicate your content? How is SEO affected? Do search engines crawl these twin posts on Facebook?

    Cause if they do, then Facebook is regarded higher than your personal blog for sure – and this would be a problem…

    I would appreciate if someone can share thoughts on this :)

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    As far as the duplicate content issue, the SEs should not crawl the FaceBook version because the content requires a user to be logged in to view the blog.

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    please tell me that if there’s an app called wordbook then there is also an app called facepress…

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  7. 10

    @ryan: good one!

    @Cosmin – i think robb is right, because the application needs to be added it is not visible to users who havent authorized access.

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  8. 11

    robb, Thiemo : thanks for the answers :)

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    Why would I want to? Facebook is an attentionwhoring timesink like no other. >:[

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    I have being researching the option for Users to login using Facebook for a while, I came across Sociable.es, I had a few difficulities installing but I am going to give it ago again as you have given more info :)

    I think the option to have people signin into your blog via Facebook is one of the best options I have heard of (For spreading your site)

    I have a few sites where if people can log in via facebook, the site will be more accesible, people know how to use facebook, meaning they will know how to comment and use your website.

    Thanks for the great article :)

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  11. 14

    it is very useful

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  12. 15

    great post, thanks for the info

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  13. 16

    Have you investigated the details regarding the Zwinki advertisement? They install an annoying widget & I find it hard to believe that you endorse this site.

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  14. 17

    Hi Thiemo Fetzer very nice tutorial for a seo as i am really finding a way to integrate my word press blog with facebook . I hope your article will be sufficient for me to achieve my task . Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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  15. 18

    I enjoy reading articles on this site, but pleeaassee stop posting about WordPress again and again, it gets kinda annoying. I know there enough to say about WordPress, but to me, it more and more looks like you’re just endorsing WordPress..

    Just my 2 cents, but keep making those good articles about other subject ;-)

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  16. 19

    Is there a way to disallow WPbook/Facebook from cross-posting all comments so to have only articles fed into Facebook?

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  17. 20

    Useful article. Thanks!

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  18. 21

    I’ve been looking for a tutorial like this for quite some time. Thanks for the effort. I know a few clients who are going to be happy to see their blogs integrated.

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    @stuartflatt on twitter

    September 14, 2009 7:03 am

    You need to change your twitter networking button. Currently it just replies to @tweetmeme which means unless someone is following both you and them they will not see the post. I would add a RT or the reading first before the @.

    And that little tip my friends is free of charge ;)

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  20. 23

    Wow, great article. I’ve been manually dropping my blog posts into Facebook, this will be a huge help! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. 24

    Following these instructions I get this error on the Facebook application setting:

    Unable to update Installable to?

    Couldn’t find any documentation to decypher what causes this error or how to solve it…

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  22. 25

    @antonio: where exactly do you get this error? for the first plugin wordbook or the second plugin for the facebook connect?

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  23. 26

    nice info, but i don’t use WP
    i little bit confuse about this tut, hehe

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  24. 27

    @Just Say ON lol i agree

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  25. 28

    Excellent article! Many thanks!

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  26. 29

    great article!!

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  27. 30

    Just a comment: you say Wordbook, but the plugin you really mean is called WPBook. With Wordbook you don’t need to create an application to publish into Facebook

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  28. 31

    Awesome!! Simply Awesome.

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  29. 32

    Great post!!! I was looking for this information for a long time.

    By any chance does anybody know how to integrate your Twitter profile with a Facebook page (not a personal profile)?

    I’m using now the Facebook application to update your Twitter profile everytime you update your Facebook page. However, I cannot find anything about the other way: update from a Twitter Profile to a Facebook Page.

    If anybody knows, please share. Thanks.

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  30. 34

    Thanks ! Nice post.

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  31. 35

    Nice post. That’s exactly what i am looking for a while. Thanks. Although, i found entagrating Twitter(<a href="http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Add-Twiiter-Connect-To-Your-Blog"How To Connect Twitter To WordPress) to wordpress, Facebook connection is also needed.

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  32. 36

    very nice tips eventhough facebook’ve been blocked in my office ;)

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  33. 37

    Thanks. Yummy one.

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    Yea, I simply need this one as a guide.

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    Sardar Mohkim Khan

    September 14, 2009 8:07 pm

    Great article ! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. 40

    i’m wondering if it works for both wordpress.com and wordpress.org

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  37. 41

    Excellent tutorial! I’ve been using a fan a box on one of my sites but am looking to integrate more.

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  38. 42

    Its time for facebook. I will def. try cheers

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  39. 43

    Hi, when i integrated facebook to my wordpress site, the plugin changed the “Submit” button style down im my comment form, and now it is different from all other buttons. Where can i find it and how can i change its style manually ?

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  40. 44

    Amazing article. I had done the second integration. Now its time to try the first step.

    Thank!

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  41. 45

    Thanks guys, this is exactly what I was looking for, a comprehensive set of resources. Thanks!

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    Yes, someone else mentioned it earlier, but there’s a huge error in the article: Wordbook is a plugin that is completely different from WPBook… in fact, Wordbook is what I currently use to publish my blog articles to my facebook newsfeeds, and it was developed by a different person altogether as far back as last year I believe. Please fix this mistake!

    Thanks

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  43. 47

    I have an Error -

    Facebook is setting the article links like this – http://apps.facebook.com/144210336888/2009/09/01/disney-to-acquire-marvel-entertainment/ and they break.

    “The page you requested was not found”

    If I manually test a link in the browser like this: http://apps.facebook.com/freeden/2009/09/01/disney-to-acquire-marvel-entertainment/ it works.

    How do I set the app to use my name and not the ID??

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  44. 48

    in order to ‘import’ my blog to facebook, I simly use the Facebook Notes app and point it to my blog’s RSS feed.Blog post then automatically appear into your lifestream too.

    seems much simpler to me and less fuzz with creating your applications, and the related annoying ‘allow this app…’ screens.

    hope this helps!

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    Nashville web design guy

    September 15, 2009 6:16 pm

    Great post. I just implemented this. I think it will be the next big thing on facebook!

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    Innovationsraum Blog

    September 16, 2009 12:45 am

    Great post! I had to implement it as fast as possible. But I still have some problemes. I installed everything but my posts from wordbook are not shown at my facebook app.
    How long can this take? Any ideas? Thanks for help.

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  47. 51

    Everything works, but invite friend in facebook shows PHP error how to fix that???

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    @InnovationsraumBlog
    It should appear there immediately. Are you sure you set the post-callback URL correctly? are you sure you choose iframe as method of rendering?
    @Ujjwool
    In which php file is the error reported to be in?

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  49. 53

    Great article and nice to follow as well… has anyone have an idea about the advantages if you submit it through the Application Verification Program?

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  50. 54

    Wonderful Article. I digged your story

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  51. 55

    once a new post is published, should it display a notification on the people who are subscribed to the facebook blog… if so, how long after it has been published…. if not, how can we make it so it does?

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  52. 56

    brilliant article :)

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  53. 57

    Thanks for the mention – I’m the developer of the WPBook plugin you describe in #1 above.

    To answer a few questions:

    1. Yes, comments from facebook will appear on your blog outside facebook and vice versa

    2. No, the plugin will not work for wordpress.com hosted blogs – only self-hosted wordpress.org ones

    Some other folks have contacted me directly through the contact form on my blog – you can also check the support forum at WordPress for the plugin.

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  54. 58

    Has anyone actually intergrated the Socalise.es plugin??

    Would love to see some examples :)

    Just read something about ‘Zwinki advertisement’ being embeded in with the plugin though?

    Is this true?

    Cheers
    Chris

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  55. 59

    Is there a way to add this to a Facebook Page not a profile. I am the admin for my company’s facebook page but I won’t let me add it to the our page and not my profile. I tried changing the settings of the application but that didn’t work.

    Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks

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  56. 60

    Informative article. This will be very useful to me in the future. Thanks!

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  57. 61

    thanks for sharing, great stuff ! I’ve been looking for this.

    I do have one concern about making this app for any blog. As you post to Facebook you’ll give up the intellectual property rights!

    I’m a big fan of sharing stuff the Creative Commons way, but I guess you should be careful with giving away your personal work, ideas or thoughts for commercial use? Dosen’t this break with the way blogs should work, Creative Commons style? Any comments on this subject?

    A quick reminder from Facebook:

    1. For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (“IP content”), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (“IP License”). “

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  58. 62

    Perfect. Just what I needed.

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  59. 63

    Great post! Very helpful information.

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    Why is it when someone comments the blog post within Facebook that the commenter is known as anonymous for on both Facebook & WordPress?

    Facebook knows the person who is commenting because they are logged in. The comment management function of wordpress has the URL of the facebook profile and the name, but only displays “anonymous”?

    Facebook doesn’t ask for a name… It should ask or pick up from their profile..

    Is there a way to fix it?

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    Okay thanks for the info. Starting new entries ;D

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    wow… this article is great.. thanks for share…

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    Is there anyway to force a visitor to log in with Facebook before they can comment?

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    Hi great web

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  65. 69

    just what i neeed

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    I understand the concept of increasing views on post but am confused with the whole concept as am very new to facebook and the concept of apps.
    So here we go?

    1. I see from the thumbnail of the app that only the titles of the articles show, or is it customizable so it shows summaries too? And when a user clicks on the title does where does the post show? in facebook or back to my site?

    2. Is it possible to add adsense to the plugin to make money if not how does one make money with apps?

    3. is there any way to customize the app theme?

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  68. 72

    Has anyone tried the FacePress plugin instead? It appears to be able to post to Fan Pages, and it looks like it gives you a choice to post to FB on a post by post basis, when you publish a new post. Both are features that I need, and have kept me from using Wordbook, but there’s a lot less info about FacePress.

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    Thanks for the tips! I’ve almost completed integrating Facebook Connect in my WordPress blog. However, I’m stuck on one thing.

    “Once you have installed and activated the plug-in, you can add the plug-in as a widget to your blog’s sidebar.” How do I do that? My API key and secret number are entered and working. Since I don’t know how to add it as a widget, is that why I cannot locate the Facebook Connector Options? Thanks!

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  70. 74

    Great post. Thanks! One question: when creating the canvas page URL, I’m told I have a 20 character limit. Unfortunately my URL is 24 characters. Is there a way around this, or am I hosed?

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    This was handy, thanks.

    I went and wacked together a how-to guide (40 pages), which you can download (for free of course) from http://projectheresy.com/featured/beginners-guide-to-integrating-facebook-and-wordpress/

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  72. 76

    Really useful & handy guide, thanks!

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  73. 77

    This may sound like a stupid question, but I’m stumped. I’ve gone about setting up the application and installing wpbook on my wordpress blog. But how the heck do I actually install the app on my facebook page?

    thanks!

    - j

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  74. 78

    Just what i needed.

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  75. 79

    great post. Thanks Thiemo Fetzer and SMASH in MAGAZINE :)

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    @ James (October 9th, 2009, 7:44 pm)
    James, you need to use Networked Blogs App.
    Do yourself a favour and download the (free) pdf guide with step by step screenshots for Facebook Connect, WP Book and getting the blog into FB (as well as creating an app to grab the feed) at http://projectheresy.com/featured/beginners-guide-to-integrating-facebook-and-wordpress/

    Tim

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    @ Jordan (September 30th, 2009, 2:38 pm)
    You’re hosed, cut it down, but keep it meaningful (such that it would still draw organic search)

    Ex: I needed /cyclinginmelbourne, but had to cut it down to /cyclinginmelb

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  78. 82

    Hi there,

    I created the wpbook app (open-culture) and it is pulling content from my site (www.openculture.com). I also then linked the app with my facebook page (www.facebook.com/openculture), but the app is not bringing any new content to the page. Any thoughts on what might be the problem? Many thanks,

    Dan

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  79. 83

    i must try to integrate myself with facebook, this is helping for get traffic as well.

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  80. 84

    so nice, I want to try this in a short time. Maybe with this app, many friends in my blog to be friends in facebook too…

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    myspace 2.0 layouts

    November 19, 2009 9:59 pm

    Very fantastic information. I think im gonna stick around and read about 3 of your posts. Later alligator

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  82. 86

    As far as integrating your wordpress blog postings into facebook, why wouldn’t you just use FB’s native import? It works great and takes about 3 minutes. Unless I am missing something?

    -Don Elliott

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  83. 87

    Nice dude..!!!

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  84. 88

    Great tutorial. Simple, clear and concise. :)

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  85. 89

    it,s great. thanks alot :)

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  86. 90

    Hi.
    Can sombody tell me what is wrong? I try to install facebook plugin in my wordpress but after I pres Activate (facebook plugin) I recive this message:
    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare json_encode() (previously declared in /homepages/38/d309152549/htdocs/wordpress/wp-includes/compat.php:128) in /homepages/38/d309152549/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/fbconnect/fbConfig_php4.php on line 143

    Please, help me! Thanks a lot!

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  87. 91

    I found this tool which has worked out pretty well as it puts my WordPress posts on my Facebook wall with pictures: http://nowsci.com/wordpress2facebook/

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  88. 92

    is it possible to let ONLY some blog’s articles (i.e. from a specific user of the blog) be postet on a facebook profile?

    thanks in advance

    cheers,

    Elmar

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  89. 93

    More articles on API integration into ALL cms would be great! Joomla, Modx, Magento…

    Keep up the good work!

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    I wish you’d mentioned it doesn’t work on WordPress.com. I just wasted three valuable hours trying to install it until I eventually found this out out. Techies might know this, but at some point in the introductory para it would help to spell this out for newbies.

    It’s a reasonably fine distinction if you’re a writer first, and blogger second…

    Cheers,
    Simon

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    i’m not sure to implement this to my blog. but this is a nice post

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  92. 96

    Thanks for a great write-up!

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  93. 97

    I like the article but one suggestion… add some articles where you show us how to do these things without plug-ins. It seems like every time a problem or need comes up concerning wordpress everyone automatically reverts to plug-ins. It’s like I got to the point where I was using plug-ins to manage plug-ins. Show us how to connect to facebook with wordpress without using plug-ins.

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    Thanks a lot for your greatful tutorial ;)

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    onetreehillwatchonline

    March 14, 2010 10:33 pm

    Very usefull,Thanks!

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    Just an FYI to those coming to this article that I’ve released WPBook 1.5.2, which now can post to your FB stream as well as to FB Pages.

    Check it out at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpbook/

    (The article calls it Wordbook, but it is actually called WPBook)

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    pbook/

    (The article calls it Wordbook, but it is actually called

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    Thanks it worked perfectly for my 4 blogs!

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    I don’t know why you are making it so complicated to post blogs into FB. It can be done without installing any apps or api key with about 3 simple steps. Takes about 30 seconds. Just go to notes setting, import blog, and put in the RSS feed. http://tinyurl.com/dhylw8

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    Maybe helpful: Kouguu FB Like wraps the New Facebook Like Button into a customizable WP plugin. http://www.kouguu.net Easy.

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    Here’s a WordPress widget that uses the new Facebook Like button (just release on Apr. 21st 2010):

    Facebook Like WordPress Plugin

    Feedbacks appreciated on this blog post while waiting for WordPress to approve it and move it to the directory.

    (the blog actually uses it so you can test the plugin live before installing)

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    this is new plugin to integrate facebook like button into your wordpress system

    http://buzzknow.com/2010/04/24/facebook-like-button-simple-wordpress-plugin/

    regards

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  103. 107

    Thanks for sharing, great info!

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    Awesome tutorial!
    This is certainly a step up from my simple tutorial on having facebook display a blog’s RSS feed in a page’s (or profile’s) notes. Many thanks for being so attentive to details.

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    Great info… Love it!

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    will definitely try this one

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    Jamie of followtheboat.com

    June 5, 2010 4:37 am

    Wonderful resource and very well written. Since stumbling across your article this morning I have been spending the whole day making my website talk to Facebook, and created two apps in the process! Thank you, Thiemo.

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    Hi,

    I created app on FB, I added plugin to my wordpress blog. Everything works except logging with facebook. When I press login button on my WP i got a message in new window:

    Configuration errors:
    To fix this error, please set your Connect URL in the application settings editor. Once it has been set, users will be redirected to that URL instead of this page after logging in.

    Anyone can help me? I’m new in FB apps…

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  109. 114

    Hello!
    Nice Article. One important question (for me)

    How can my visitors tag pictures of their FB friends from my wordpress album?? I saw it in 2night.com

    Thank You

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  110. 115

    Only problem is… no way to costumize the looks of the plugin :/ Looks terrible on blogs with black backgrounds.

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    Hi! I’m Having a little trouble on displaying the last visitor.. It is not displaying inside the box. Even the avatars are not loading correctly.

    Please help.

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  113. 118

    Wow, great information about connect facebook and wordpress. Thanks for sharing, great job!

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  114. 119

    Hey this post is great!

    But I have a question, does anyone know if it is possible to post your wordpress blog directly to a Facebook page.

    So that a company that can’t register a facebook account can us this feature on their Facebook Page?

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    I am using wpbook plugin for my facebook app.

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  116. 121

    this is so great! thanks!

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  117. 122

    Your work has always been a great source of inspiration for me. I refer you blog to many of my friends as well.
    facebook application developer
    Thanks for sharing knowledge..

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    Emptyhead Designs

    January 4, 2011 10:06 am

    Looks great. Thanks

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    I found your article while trying to integrate my facebook status updates on my sidebar of my wordpress blog. I found a lot of outdated information on how to do it and couldn’t really find anything useful to do what I was looking for. So I wrote my own way to do it. I thought I would share for anyone interested: http://fedil.ukneeq.com/2011/01/03/facebook-wall-feed-for-wordpress/

    It basically just takes your status updates and formats it to look like a facebook widget.

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  120. 126

    Here’s a kickbutt new WordPress Facebook Events Plugin I just found

    http://codecanyon.net/item/wp-facebook-events/165792

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    I have just developed a Facebook Comments plugin that now handles the new commenting system. Check it out:

    http://pleer.co.uk/wordpress/plugins/facebook-comments/

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    Judith E. Austin

    March 25, 2011 10:38 am

    Interesting approach, although it does look a little complicated frankly, it’s taken me so long to get a handle on WordPress already lol! It’s always useful to have a step by step “how to.” I found this one “How to: Facebook Business Page” pretty useful ;)
    Thanks again Thiemo.

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    Very interesting post! :)

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    Steve Frechette

    May 15, 2011 6:32 am

    thanks for the article. Useful.

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    Another great plugin for this, believe it may have been released after your post is MOWFB. http://www.mowfb.com

    It allows you to run your wordpress pages in facebook simultaneously with 2 themes running on one set of content. really cool. I have it running on a few sites and it works great! only took me around a hour to get it all setup.

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    Thanks for such a great post.
    Really Helpful

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    Aaron Collegeman

    August 20, 2011 5:05 am

    Here’s another good one for Facebook integration. It works much like the one described in this article, but is somewhat less complex.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sharepress

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    I apologize but this is so out of date now it isn’t even funny. If your looking for help with Facebook Apps try Schematical.com

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    obesimed zararları

    May 24, 2012 4:19 am

    I feel this is one of the such a lot vital info for me. And i am satisfied studying your article. But wanna observation on some basic things, The web site taste is great, the articles is really excellent : D. Just right activity, cheers

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    Thanks for the coverage Thiemo! Matt Kelly from Facebook here.

    We’ve worked with the WordPress community and released a plugin that allows you to have deep Facebook integration in just a couple of clicks. Check it out at https://developers.facebook.com/wordpress/. Let us know what you think at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook/!

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  131. 138

    Hi,

    Do you know if there is a way to migrate a current fan page to a new app enabled one with out losing all your fans etc.?

    Thanks

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    thank you, i like the post.
    http://www.guiabomnegocio.com

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