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Twitter, Facebook & Google+ Connect (25 posts)

  1. mcfmullen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are there any FREE plugins for this? Also, the ones I have found don't work as they should:

    Buddystream includes Facebook and Twitter at a subscription of 50$/year.

    BuddyPress Facebook Connect+ is also minimum 50$.

    TwitConnect only shows in the login widget. Using the php tag anywhere else only shows my e-mail address for some strange reason. I want to put the login button in some custom spots - namely the Slide-in panel plugin.

    WP Google+ Connect and WP-FB-AutoConnect seem to work fine...

    BUT none of them works as they should:

    Scenario 1:
    New user only has a Facebook or Google+ acount. They login to the site using the Connect buttons - A new user account is made, BUT THEY DON"T HAVE A PASSWORD FOR TRADITIONAL LOGIN!

    Scenario 2:
    User already has a buddypress account and is NOT logged in to the blog. They have a facebook or google+ account DOES NOT use the same e-mail as their blog profile. They click the connect buttons - A NEW PROFILE GETS MADE INSTEAD OF LINKING TO THEIR ALREADY ESTABLISHED BLOG PROFILE + NO PASSWORD FOR TRADITIONAL LOGIN.

    Scenario 3:
    User already has a buddypress account and is presently logged in to the blog. They have a facebook or google+ account that doesn't necessarily use the same e-mail as their blog profile. They click the connect buttons and their profile gets linked to their facebook or google+ accounts. - No problems here because user was already logged in at time of connecting.

    Scenario 4:
    User already has a buddypress account and is NOT logged in to the blog. They have a facebook or google+ account that uses the same e-mail as their blog profile. They click the connect buttons and their profile gets linked to their facebook or google+ accounts. - No problems here because the emails are the same so they link up.

    Basically, isn't there anything out there that fixes the problems with Scenarios 1 & 2 - namely that if a new connected profile is made, they get asked to create a buddypress password and that before connecting the accounts to have the user be asked to log in to a current buddypress account if they have one?

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

  2. Crew Pass
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am also been looking around for a plugin that will do the same. I have tried facestream and tweetstream

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facestream/
    And
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweetstream/

    I was thinking that maybe I could just like other peoples post from the activate stream in buddypress and this would send it to my facebook fan page but I have not been able to find anything that will do it as you have listed above.

    I am also looking for a plugin that will take a blog post and auto post it on facebook and twitter and google +. I have been using feedwordpress http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/feedwordpress/
    I would like to take peoples RSS feed and show them on my site so that members see the RSS feed in the activate stream. Feedwordpress works really well for this but I would like to be able to send the post that feedwordpress makes to my facebook, twitter and google + accounts as a extra bonus and this would also mean that I will have content on all my sites.

    Have you found anything like this?

    Thanks
    Chris

  3. Towfiq I.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  4. mcfmullen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What part of FREE wasn't understood? Furthermore, you mention one of the very plugins I mentioned at the beginning!

    READ next time please!

  5. Towfiq I.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was actually asking does it work or not..... I am interested in it..

  6. mcfmullen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Again, if you read my topic, you'd also see WP-FB-AutoConnect, which is free and does the same as what you brought up.

    Now please stick tot the topic at hand or create you own topic. This is about a FREE alternative to Buddystream, not asking if other plugins work.

  7. Towfiq I.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just looooove your attitude

  8. mcfmullen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What do you expect when you highjack this asking a completely irrelevant question to the topic at hand while while also bringing up a plugin which has been established in the question as being irrelevant?

    I apologize if I am being overtly harsh, but the topic and your question are two very different things and as such, belong in two very different topics.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @tislam100: It is impolite to interrupt another poster's thread. Please post your own topic.

  10. mcfmullen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you @esmi.

  11. deeve007
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    And it's not impolite to react/respond so rudely??

    If tislam100 made a mistake according to this forum's guidelines then so be it, but he/she certainly doesn't deserve the kind of rude response he/she got. I certainly now have no interest in assisting the OP.

  12. enderpal444
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Getting back on track I just installed twit-connect and it works great with buddypress. Has lots of options. Give it a go.

  13. Crew Pass
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @enderpal444

    Can you tell me more about how the plugin works for buddypress the plugin info is very limited.

  14. mcfmullen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @enderpal444

    Twitconnect doesn't work when using the custom tags in other places in the blog - see my original post up top.

  15. steved577
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    find any answers? had buddystream going, but broken now and no support for a month now. need the same as you. been looking for replacement. will keep looking and let you know if hear of anything. please do same.

  16. mcfmullen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I never found a solution.. you'd think there'd be one out there. Still looking though!

  17. steved577
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Found this:http://scryb.es/blog/social-connect-widget/. asked them if it works with BuddyPress. no answer yet. will let you know.

  18. mcfmullen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That plugin doesn't do what I need at all. It adds links to your facebook page or twitter feed. It DOES NOT connect the site so users can login to it using their facebook or twitter ID.

    Completely different.

  19. enderpal444
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @mcfmullen I thought I had found some pot of gold with "wordpress social login" but they are only free in what they are calling their beta stage. Everyone of the 60k users who integrated this into their site and probably don't realize they plan to charge for its basic use per/month are in for a shocker. The one thing I wanted most was to force users to enter an email when singing in with twitter since it doesn't supply one. So the answer to this thread is there currently is no really good free alternative.

  20. mcfmullen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That's really disappointing. You'd think facebook and twitter integration would be a basic feature of wordpress by now!

  21. Patrick Jones
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I see no reason for WordPress to divert resources to integrate the social networks that happen to be popular right now. Secondly, there are already both free and commercial plugins that offer similar functionality.

    That being said, I came here because, like @mcfmullen, I am looking for a comprehensive solution too. This might end up with me branching some of these free plugins - we will see. The search continues.

    Let me know if you find anything! Thanks.

  22. mcfmullen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You might not see the need but given the multitude of plug-ins available, half of which are outdated and using old APIs, it is clear there is a need for some sort of consistency and maintenance of standards.

    For example, those plug-ins using the old APIs don't indicate such a thing and so you don't know if it doesn't work until you try it and even then, you won't know why it doesn't work.

    Another example: There are plugins that do one specific thing and others that do everything possible while still others do many things, but not everything. When combining plugins, they often kill each other because they use the same system of calls which confuses Facebook.

    If WordPress isn't going to integrate the social network features themselves, it should at least incorporate the central framework to which plugins can connect to so that they don't kill each other all the time.

    I think most people would agree that SOMETHING needs to be done about the problem.

  23. bloglocal
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Has anyone tried this plugin Social Login http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/oa-social-login/

  24. Eric Langley
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @bloglocal,

    Social Login is just that, providing for Social logins, just like Janrain and others. What @mcfmullen is looking for, and a lot of other people as well myself included, is a way to integrate other social streams such as twitter, into the BuddyPress stream.

    Check out Bebop, which is free: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bebop/

    I have it installed but have not gotten it to work with Twitter yet. Also, Twitter is phasing out RSS support :( so that won't work in the future either.

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  25. Dale Mckeown
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just to clarify, Bebop will NOT break for Twitter when they turn off their RSS feeds.

    Bebop uses Twitter's oAuth powered APIs and not their RSS feeds.

    I should know - I'm the developer! :P

    Dale

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