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[resolved] BEST COMMENT PLUGIN FOR WORDPRESS! (36 posts)

  1. rabbitshavefangs
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It's funny, I honestly can say that I spent 10 hours messing around with Simple Facebook Connect and after Otto being unhelpful and rude and trying all the options he suggested to no avail I gave up. Then I didn't use the plug-in and watched it slowly degrade to uselessness on my website until I removed it and went in search for something new.

    I spent hours searching, finding, installing, then uninstalling plugins for comments on wordpress because they were all just annoying- too many options, too many chances for error... and errors they all had... EXCEPT this one!

    The best plug-ins for WordPress are the plug-ins that are straight forward and simple. The less moving parts, the less there is to break. All I had to do with this plug-in was pop in my Facebook code and bingo! I'm back in business!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-comments-plugin/

  2. Peadig
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    No, thank YOU for the great feedback!

    Glad to know it's playing nicer than all the other plugins. The next update will be even better with the option to output the comments as HTML instead of via Facebook. This is better for SEO.

    If you can, please donate!

  3. janio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There are a few Facebook Comments plugins. Could you tell me who the creator of the plugin is? I've been trying a few options as well, and am about ready to tear my hair out.

  4. Peadig
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @janio - I am!
    what would you like to know?

  5. janio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh, wow. Thanks for the quick response!

    I see Facebook Comments plugins by...

    James Low
    we8u
    Alex Moss
    David Nelson
    Ivan Georgiev

    Are you one of these, or am I not looking in the right place?

    Jan

  6. Peadig
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    yep - i'm alex. what did you need to know?

  7. janio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Alex,

    Thank you. Very nice and clean.

    A couple of questions:

    1. Will the plugin still work if I turn off the default WP comments?
    2. Will a comment made through your plugin "like" a Facebook page as well? Or is it just for adding comments?
    3. Will I lose the comments that I have already, if I switch to your plugin? If they remain, will they appear in the Facebook format of your plugin?

    Thanks for your help.

    Jan

  8. Peadig
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    1) Yes. They work independently from each other. However, in a future update (not sure when but it'll be a major one) I will be making the plugin embed within the comment area. At the moment it's appending to the end of your blog content, which isn't ideal

    2) It seems so yes. When someone comments they also seem to automatically like that page. Cool huh?

    3) You won't lose anything from before no. At the moment the only output is from Facebook's own methods but soon there will be an update (not the one above) that will let you output your comments in plain HTML

  9. janio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Alex,

    1. I turned off comments (from Settings/Discussion) but the WP comment box remains on posts along with your Facebook Comments plugin. I'd rather not have both. Is there another way to disable the WP default comments?

    2. Very nice.

    3. I am not sure what you mean by "output your comments in plain HTML." (I haven't learned to speak HTML yet.)

    Do you have a mailing list for updates and news? Or is that from your Facebook page?

  10. bsperos
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi! I've been trying unsuccessfully to upload this...I'm really new at this. So forgive me for asking, but where do I get an APP ID?
    thanks

  11. Peadig
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    1) You also have to untick in each post page in the "discussions" tab. you can go into the database direct if you're up for it: http://www.runningawebsite.com/wordpress-tip-disable-comments-on-all-posts/

    3) at the moment search engines can't read the comments so isn't good for SEO, however, the update will make this happen

    - no not at the moment. whenever an update occurs i update the plugin homepage if the updates are relevant. otherwise like the facebook page and follow us on twitter and you'll see all our updates there!

  12. Peadig
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @bsperos - go to settings -> Facebook Comments within your WordPress admin and all details are in there including links of where to get app id...

  13. bsperos
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Found it...went through all the settings...but nothing happened. I'm missing something here. I'd give up but I've spent so much time trying this i can't get off it. what's the next step after going through all the options on the wordpress page. where is the code and who do I add it to my site. thanks again

  14. bsperos
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    the link to your page looks great on my site...unfortunately it's not doing me much good.... :0

  15. Peadig
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    have a look at this thread to see if this solves your issue

  16. janio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Alex,

    When is the next update due?

    Jan

  17. Peadig
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    not sure yet but you'll be notified within your admin section...

  18. janio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Alex,

    Is it possible to delete a Facebook comment as the owner of the site once it has been posted?

    Jan

  19. Peadig
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    yes you can. go to the facebook comment moderation area

  20. janio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Peer,

    Thanks again. (You are very patient.)

    :)

    Jan

  21. janio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Alex,

    How do I allow comments on the main page only (and not on other pages)?

    I have set individual pages to "do not allow" comments, and have disabled all the comment settings in Settings/Discussion, but Facebook Comments is showing up on all pages still.

    How

  22. Peadig
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @janio - the best way to do this is to implement the shortcode directly into the theme on the homepage and use the shortcode to specify which pages and posts you want it to appear. at the moment i'm looking into how the comments section can be given more options. i'll keep you posted...

  23. janio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks again, Alex. That works.

    Jan

  24. garlunma
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #


  25. Peadig
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    have you implemented the Javascript SDK? If not, it can be manually inserted using the information provided at facebook.com, inserting this best just after <body>, changing YOUR_APP_ID:

    <div id="fb-root"></div>
    <script>
      window.fbAsyncInit = function() {
        FB.init({appId: 'YOUR_APP_ID', status: true, cookie: true,
                 xfbml: true});
      };
      (function() {
        var e = document.createElement('script'); e.async = true;
        e.src = document.location.protocol +
          '//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js';
        document.getElementById('fb-root').appendChild(e);
      }());
    </script>
  26. lucas77
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Alex,

    I agree with the others, this is a really sweet plugin. I've been playing around with it on a couple of sites. The only thing I can't figure out is how to disable comments for specific posts. Does this capability exist?

    Lucas

  27. Peadig
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    thanks for the feedback! at the moment this can only be done via shortcode but the plugin will soon evolve into something much more versatile...

  28. Dave Pitman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Alex,

    I posted these questions here because I'm not certain you will see them on your site..?

    If a visitor does not have/use any of the social networks, will they still be able to comment on a post? For example, I did not see a way to post a comment on your site (http://pleer.co.uk/wordpress/plugins/facebook-comments/) without signing into one of the choices.

    Also, I notice that if I am not logged into FB, then I do not see my own comment there, even though I see others....odd
    In the FB profile I used, privacy for posts and such are set at "everyone".

    In regard to Facebook like and send buttons:

    For some reason, I'm getting the 'like' button on all posts, but the 'send' button on only one post; Any ideas? (http://www.pitman.us/survivorsoutdoorexperience.org/)

    Thank you.

  29. Peadig
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Dave you have to log in using one of the options Facebook give. You cannot comment anonymously.

    You should be able to see you own comments. I am unsure why you wouldn't see it yourself.

    I am also unsure why the send button isn't on all posts. I can see it is enabled within the source code. You may want to try contacting Facebook support in this instance

  30. Dave Pitman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank You Alex

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