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  1. tjdownes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, false alarm. This is a permissions issue on my end. I guess I need a bit better QA before I report issues :)

  2. tmiland
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Comments really needs to be saved into the database, like the "add link to facebook" plugin does.

    And as other mentioned have both wp comments and fb comments active simultaneously.

  3. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I ditto the requests to:

    A) Only apply the FB comment plugin to NEW posts or Pages (but, be able to selectively add to any, for example, popular posts.

    B) If FB comments are added to an existing post, the existing WP comments should also be shown (or at least linked to).

    C) The added links also should use the CSS (font type, size, color, most importantly - if we can select a font, an option should be 'your font')

    D) The comment 'bubble' is replaced with a tiny (unreadable) icon that does not link to the /#comments.

    E) And, a note on what happens with likes and recommendations and 'recent activity' when we have both HTTP and HTTPS running. I added HTTPS yesterday and now I have two sets of 'likes', etc... I did so as the Facebook dev page said I needed to have an HTTPS setup to embed my site on Facebook for any users who use HTTPS on Facebook (HTTP is redirected to HTTPS now

    http://apps.facebook.com/seacoast-web-service/ (IF Facebook user is logged in with HTTPS)

    ) - which works well, ty...but, the 'likes' or 'recommendations', etc., for the same site accessed thru HTTP or HTTPS need to be combined. Also, in the recommendations bar (lower right), I see a mix of these links also, some are HTTP, some are HTTPS, and most notably sometimes I see the HTTPS link AND the HTTP link shown together in this box for the base url (home page)...

  4. getitfromboydotnet
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    SUGGESTION:

    Enable this plugin's FB comments and still have the existing non FB comments (wordpress) to appear.

    Some of the existing comments (that disappeared) were from disqus/intensedebate/wordpress and some were made weeks/months/years ago by folks with existing Facebook accounts.

  5. Mark
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Creativemarblesconsultancy - re the code to add FB comments independent of the new plugin. Depending on your comfort level playing with theme files, it's not overly complex.

    Facebook even provides a tool to build the the basic code here:

    http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/comments/

    Now it would be tedious to use that code generator for every page/post and insert it individually -a nightmare in fact if you ever wanted to change course and had inserted it a lot of places. I've inserted the code into my theme files where I want it to appear with one change, I took the hard-coded URL from Facebook's code sample and replaced it with:

    <?php the_permalink(); ?>

    That way Facebook is passed the URL for the page/post in question without you having to hard-code it. That's my approach anyway and it appears to work but I welcome anyone finding fault with it and offering better code. I don't claim to be a WordPress guru.

  6. ChaviM
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    +1 for FB - WP comment integration!
    The "social" plugin by mailchimp does it great - either tabs for the different commenting options or just all posts getting integrated together.

    Another issue I'm facing is the lack of the "share" button by my post in FB. I'd love if that can be corrected too (The "add a link" plugin has that option - it has some quirks - but at least it's there - better than nothing!)

  7. montygothic
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would recommend building this into a future update: Retroactively use the default WP comments system on old blog posts (new ones would use the Facebook plugin, if enabled).

    Thanks,

    MG

  8. tjdownes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think montygothic's needs would be covered simply by previous suggestion of combining the WP and FB comments systems

  9. cuppy90
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is there possible to create shortcode for all thing that available in this plugin? I want to put the comment box, like button in my blog on my own.

    And how to enable both of FB comment and WordPress comment?

  10. byteee
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all!

    First of all, nice plugin!

    I suggest to change the system of linking the post thumbnail in the og:image meta-tag. You can add a condition that if there is no post-thumbnail grab the first image of the post. Like:

    $first_img = '';
    		$output = preg_match_all('/<img.+src=[\'"]([^\'"]+)[\'"].*>/i', $post->post_content, $matches);
    		$first_img = $matches[1][0];
    		if(trim($first_img)) {
    			echo '<meta property="og:image" content="'.trim($first_img).'">';
    		}
  11. maulemus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Need to have ability to turn off FB comments on pages vs. posts.

    Anybody knows how to get this done in case FB doesnt add this ability to their plugin?

  12. nadst
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'd like to see them integration with wordpress comments as well like Fat panda plugin. I would also like an easier way to follow threads....I don't see how that is done now. Can anyone advise?

    I'd also like to be able to add a title above the comment box.

  13. nadst
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    One other issue if this could be addressed please.....the comments act up sometimes not showing comments and reversing the order of comments....be stabilized I'm simply testing and already having many issues wouldn't want to take it live like this but it has great potential and I like many of the integrated features. Thanks.

  14. nadst
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Also comment count next to the comment bubble would be nice. Instead of just "view comments" it would say "500 Comments"

  15. csutoras
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am wondering why with this plugin, and all the other 3rd party apps that update the timelines with articles, the share button always forces the browser to close after using it.

    It is a horrible user experience.

    Why can the updates not have the like comment share in the same line like they do when they are updated manually.

    I have a hard time wanting to install this plugin to auto update posts to my wall that would then give them a bad user experience of having their browser closed when anyone tries to use the share feature on the update.

  16. pnaw10
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello, I'll once again throw in my support for this FB plugin to "co-exist" with WordPress comments, rather than replacing them.

    I recently ran a brief survey on my website at cnyradio.com. Over the course of a few days, I received a good number of responses. One question was worded like this: "We're not asking if you DO post comments on our articles, but if you were to post a comment, which platform would you prefer to use?" This is a multiple-choice response.

    So far, 27% say Facebook and 65% said the site's own original (WordPress) commenting interface. Some of my readers like Facebook since they already logged-in there, so they can quickly post a comment... but given the nature of my site, many users would prefer NOT to reveal their real names (which Facebook requires). They would prefer to register for a login on my site, where they can create an obscure screen name that protects their true identity.

    When given the chance to provide open answers on what one thing they'd most like to see changed about the site, one reader said it would be nice if I could include a widget which lists the latest FB comments, just like I already have a widget which lists the latest WordPress-posted comments. It's a wonderful point, as right now, you MUST visit each page individually to see if any comments were posted via FB, and that even goes for me as the site owner. I don't get notifications (via email like WordPress does) or even on my own FB account when I login there.

    To that extent, it would be nice if I could get FB comment notifications. I doubt anyone would post anything obscene under their real name via FB, but just the same, I'd like a better way to be aware of new comments; nobody has time to manually and continually view each post just to check for comments. Even if not for policing comments, sometimes readers ask questions and I like to know so I can respond.

    Thanks for your attention to these comments. Still holding off on reactivating the FB plugin after my earlier trial, but hopeful to hear some news on the requests made here.

  17. fredgorski
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Facebook comments overrides the WP COMMENTs fields. It is simply annoying not at least to have an option for it. And, besides that, as page administrator, I expected to continue receiveing notifications for new comments. Which simply didn't happened. So, now I have tons of new facebook comments that I have to go looking over thousands of pages to check what's up.

  18. Mark
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm not sure why it's not expressly pointed out somewhere in the plug-in, but you can see the Facebook comments for your apps at this address:

    http://developers.facebook.com/tools/comments

  19. Mirko Casagrande
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    after installing Facebook pluing my previous WP comments history is not showing anymore.
    i'd like to know how to restore them and if possible to keep both facebook and WP comments together under the article

  20. breather
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I want Facebook functionality, but I do not want to swap WordPress Comment System for Facebook Comments.

    If some sort of Facebook Comment System is integrated with wordpress I want all comments to also be saved on my WordPress install and not only on Facebook.

    This is for the simple reason that I want to be able to stop using The Facebook and still have all the comments made still on my site.

    So if the two systems could merge in such a manor, that would be great.
    I will hold of using some sort of Facebook Comment integration until this is so...

  21. montygothic
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If I leave a comment as a Facebook Page, it doesn't show publicly, anyone know why?

    If I post a comment from the same account but not as a page, it does show publicly.

    So does FB for WP not support comments from Facebook Pages?

  22. coreyweb
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I haven't had the chance to try this plugin yet. Not sure that I will either given the number of bug posts in these threads. I've been using two plugins by Fat Panda which you may want to look at - one is specifically for comments, and works well with storing them in the WP database, triggering email notifications and the rest. The other is a sharing plugin, designed to share WP posts to walls and/pages on Facebook. While I'm not affiliated with the company that makes these plugins, I have had input into the features. I've been using both since the beginning without fail. Better yet, they've made our Facebook presence a lot stronger - and with it, steady traffic growth (now around 200,000 visits a month/100,000 uniques). Here's the comments plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fatpanda-facebook-comments/, and the sharing plugin (SharePress): http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sharepress/ - can't recommend them enough.

  23. nadst
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Like Coreyweb I like Fat Panda too and was using it before trying the FB plugin but if and when Facebook does make a change, I'd prefer that they elevate what Fat Panda does and take it to the next level. What I love about Fat Panda's facebook comments plugin is that you can track the comments within wordpress and the comment count shows up on the blog post. What I think would be better when facebook corrects these bugs is if we can still see the comments in wordpress BUT comment threads should be sent via facebook not wordpress to people's emails. Currently with fat panda comment updates are sent using your own server. For most people including myself that doesn't work because most of the time it will get marked as spam in people's inbox.

  24. nadst
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    One other point about FB's plugin -- why in the world does the recommend bar pick up posts that have been deleted already??? They keep showing up as posts "You Might Also Like." But these posts don't exist. They've been deleted.

  25. fredgorski
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I also feel the plugin turns my site a lot slower. Apparently because it sends lots of request to facebook.com before loading, and it really freezes the site for at least up to 15secs. Whenever I get to a site that takes this time to load, I leave it right away to something else, unless it interests me enough to keep waiting. Anyone else feeling the same?

  26. ilokano
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Also looking forward to these fixes, otherwise for the meantime I will only use the auto-publish to timeline feature:

    1) Save comments to the WordPress comments system.
    2) Retroactively use the default WP comments system on old blog posts (new ones would use the Facebook plugin, if enabled).

    And please add the ability to turn off in pages and archives.

  27. noel13
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I like intensedebate because it integrates all comment into my database.

    My readers gives their comment to me. It means their comments are mine, and the comments must be in my database.

    I do support ideas:
    1. synchronize wp-fb comment system, so that I can reply any blog comments from facebook, vice versa.
    2. save comments to wordpress comment system
    3. have ability to display old comment in wp comment system inside fb comment box

  28. fredgorski
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    keeps telling me that a:

    Fatal error: Wrong parameters for Exception([string $exception [, long $code [, Exception $previous = NULL]]]) in /home/jardi398/public_html/wp-content/plugins/facebook/includes/facebook-php-sdk/base_facebook.php on line 54

    http://developers.facebook.com/tools/comments
    is the most genious feature in the world. Tells you someone commented some post you wrote somewhere... No, I mean... still wonder why the owner of wordpress.com engaged on a plugin that keeps the site slower, isn't user friendly, and gives data to facebook, but none to the siteowner...

  29. fredgorski
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think a text excerpt along with the link on automatic posting to pages or author's timeline would be nice. People don't wanna click on something they don't have the slightest idea of what it is. specially a link

  30. hyped
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It would be nice to have a simple short code allowing users to adjust the placement of the actual comments. I would like to have them at the bottom of the page as oppose to immediately after the content.

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