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[closed] Comments suggestions (108 posts)

  1. mattkelly
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi folks,
    There have been a number of requests for more comments features.

    So far, I've heard these:
    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).

    Please leave a comment with any other suggestions.

    Thanks,
    Matt

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

  2. mattkelly
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. mattkelly
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    From Steve: "I will need to look into the plugin code, but when attempting to replace the existing FB comments on our site, I discovered that the plugin hooks the comments box inside the WP loop, so it appears at the bottom of our content (above the author byline), rather than into the wp-comment action hook.

    Then the second problem is it ignores the width set in wp-admin. I chose the 704px width as we currently use, but instead the Fb comments box is displayed at a maximum of 550px.

    I have switched it off for now and will run with my own scripts in functions.php, until I see a solution."

  4. mattkelly
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Mark E Tisdale: "Having played with it a few minutes, some of the features could use some finesse. For instance the Facebook comments option disables regular comments. Some of us would rather give non-facebookers the chance to comment as well. I can do the code to put both on there, but it would be nice if there was a tick option to choose whether or not Facebook over-rides regular commenting system. "

  5. Matt Heady
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Any chance in getting the 'Comments' plugin to work for mobile soon? Every 3rd party that relies on the FB API for Comments uses a fixed width. If there was a way to set that to %'s that would be a huge win.

    Thanks Matt.

  6. KimJCastleberry
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Matt, this is a great composite thread.

    I'd not exactly considered a retroactive switch. That kinda changes my request. I'd like to see a simple "chose one of three options" selector to (a) have FB override the native system 100%, comment counts = FB comments (b) have FB override native system ONLY on new posts, old posts retroactively retain old system, comment counts = correct for the post (Honestly, I'm not even sure a retroactive switch is possible but a date selector likely is. I fear however that it would get confused when the plugin is deactivated/reactivated. This could be touchy.) and (c) The option I was discussing of having both FB and native present and comment count = fb+native comments.

    Importing into the native database is huge, but it seems you've heard our requests for that (thank you).

    Matt Heady brings up a good point. Themes today are moving towards fluid width and away from fixed width due to the mobile requirements. This means we're expecting plugins to not break in a fluid environment. In the WordPress word, "mobile responsive themes" are becoming a big deal. (I'm sure you understand this from your work with the mobile needs of the Facebook ecosystem.) While most of us are asking you to make the plugin able to be bigger than 550px, generally what we are asking for is for the plugin to use 100% of the available comment div. These two issues are interrelated and possibly could be answered with the same patch.

    Kim

    PS: If it's better if I remain putting comments like this in the original thread, so you can keep this one clean, just let me know and I'll move stuff back to there.

  7. Matt Heady
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    fwiw - looks like installing FB comments when DISQUS was already activated resulted in deactivating the FB plugin again due to the fact that all comments are now closed on any new posts - it could very well be a whole new DB clean install post backup issue to resolve *sigh*

  8. ryan112ryan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would advocate for these features

    What I think a lot of blogs are going to look for is to implement this, but they want to preserve the thousands of comments already made with their existing comment system.

    1. Be able to have Facebook comments and WP default comment system work in tandem, all in one thread/inline with each other, and have it look really nice

    2. Have the option in setup to a)go 100% Facebook comment b)New post go Facebook comments c)have facebook and WP comments interminge (stated in 1)

    3. I would like to see this seamlessly integrated into jetpack. But I would ask that it be as high quality as the other jet pack itemes

    4. This may already be a feature, but when I post, any Facebook comments on that post, also seamlessly show up on my facebook page as comments to the facebook post about the post on my blog and vice a versa. Ex: A new post is on the blog and I promote it on my facebook page. a reader makes a comment on my facebook page, it then is automatically shown as a comment on my blog in the comment section

    5. You did this already, but be sure to remember that we need the flexibility to post to a page (or pages), to our personal facebook account as well as both. Have the ability to automate this or choose what goes live by checking a box or something.

  9. jongjin.choi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello, Matt.
    It's a nice plugin. I would suggest for these features.

    1.Comments option is able to select page only, posts only, both. I already installed Facebook for wordpress plugin. And I checked comments. Some pages showed comments but other page didn't show comments. I would like to show comment in post.

    2.Old comment data(Facebook comments for wordpress) integrate Facebook for wordpress comments with count.

  10. Konstantin Obenland
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'd like to see the comment box be only inlcuded when is_singular(). To me it makes less sense on overview pages...

    As to the width issue, consider using the global $content_width variable, which is (supposed to be) set by every Theme.

  11. ndoto
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    hello, i agree with riyan about the interest of having fb comment and wordpress comment working at the same time, I don't have so much facebook connected people using my website, and the app is even annoying for some of them. So for my users, facebook comment alone would be an unpleasant feature .

  12. kmsiever
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would like to suggest comment notification. With the WP comments, I could be notified of new comments.

  13. Silvanovicz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'd like to see the comment that are posted on the timeline added to the ones on the actual post. At the moment you end up with two different discussions, on on the post (on your own site) and another on the FB fan page. Would be great to combine the two and create one big conversation.

  14. B
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The issues I am seeing so far:

    Most importantly, the comment are injected everywhere, even if comments are disabled. A choice should be given to include them on pages or not, and if comments are disabled per page or posts, the comments should not be there. It's really a pain to have to re-hook an official plugin like that... Granted even word-press handles this poorly with no option to remove all comments from pages, other that removing the code from the templates. But this one is a no-brainer.

    Using add_filter( 'the_content') to inject the comments is quite odd... I don't mind, but at least could you spread the priorities from say 20 to 30, instead of 30 for all of the hooks, so that we have flexibility with other filters in between.

    I am seeing some iframe css issues with the layout. Notably, the recommendations bar iframe brings some unnecessary margin on top of the comments iframe, and forces the browser to redraw with some flickering there once the recommendations kicks in. I would love for the supposedly invisible iframes not to have any height or margin associated with them, messing with layouts.

    Also I am not quite seeing what "including full SEO support" refers to. None of the Facebook comments can be seen by bots at the moment. Unless they are synced with WordPress comments. There is no SEO in play here. Perhaps a "planned" mention on this would be appropriate so there is no confusion. Thanks

  15. nauthnael
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I want to know how to enable both FB comment and WordPress comment on my blog.

  16. creativemarblesconsultancy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In regards to an earlier post quote:

    Mark E Tisdale: "Having played with it a few minutes, some of the features could use some finesse. For instance the Facebook comments option disables regular comments. Some of us would rather give non-facebookers the chance to comment as well. I can do the code to put both on there, but it would be nice if there was a tick option to choose whether or not Facebook over-rides regular commenting system. "

    To: Mark E Tisdale (or anyone capable), can you pass along the code to enable both type of commenting on one's blog? I would have to second Mark's recommendation & rational. Being a novice myself, I don't have the same ability to code for both comments to work simultaneously.

    Julie

  17. tjdownes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would agree with the info about comments being appended to the content. These do not belong here, and it's actually become a huge issue with being able to put content-related items in templates. In my opinion, this should be fixed before anything else, as it truly is a broken feature, that also breaks existing functionality.

  18. pnaw10
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For quite awhile, I've used the Wordbooker plugin, as it was the first plugin to do many of the things this new Facebook plugin does.

    While I admire Steve Atty (the man behind Wordbooker) for his tireless devotion to the plugin, the plugin often runs into trouble whenever Facebook changes things on their own site. And for some reason, "automatic" updating via WordPress isn't recommended because it can wipe out one's settings. By contrast, a Facebook plugin made directly BY Facebook seems like it'll be updated to remain compatible with FB, and it appears it'll be OK to use automatic updating.

    My wish-list for improvements:

    Commenting: For my site http://www.cnyradio.com I like to make people register and login before they can post comments via the original WordPress interface. I don't want people being able to post anonymously with fake addresses. Wordbooker recently added commenting via Facebook. The way it works, I have the WP interface, and then right below it, FB's interface via Wordbooker.

    I had temporarily activated the commenting feature via the Facebook plugin, but it replaced my WP commenting interface. I liked that it added "# comments" links on my front page, but did NOT like that it also completely replaced the original WP commenting interface.

    Jetpack recently upgraded to allow people to choose to login using a WordPress.com login, Facebook, or Twitter. But, these options aren't visible if you only allow "registered" users of your site to comment... and once someone logs in, their comments are posted with their account on the site itself -- no option to switch to FB or Twitter login.

    I'd like to see something which combines it all -- ONE commenting interface where people can login with an account from my own site OR Facebook OR Twitter. And regardless of how they logged in, all the comments should appear together, and as someone else asked, it'd be nice to see the comments posted via Facebook login mirrored to Facebook if the user desires.

    Basically, I think there are a lot of people out there who want to include the Facebook commenting interface, but also need to keep the WP interface because each offers unique features, and it would be tough to go with JUST one or the other.

    Also, not sure if there's already a way to do this but I missed it -- but WP has a widget to display your site's latest comments, as long as the comments were posted via WP. Would also like to see a widget that shows the latest FB-posted comments. Better yet, a widget that can show the latest comments posted through either method, so I don't need to show separate widgets.

    Bottom line, I want to let people post comments via FB. But WP is also nice for people who don't want to post with their real name. They can register with a username that maintains their privacy, but also allows me to delete/ban the user if there's ever a problem.

    We need something that combines the best features and functionalities of both worlds.

  19. Steve
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    pnaw10 - automatic updating of Wordbooker from the repositories has been supported from Version 2.0 (September 2011)

  20. pnaw10
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Steve, good to know. I didn't realize that... I've always put off updates until I had time to deal with downloading, unzipping, FTP'ing and such.

    Right now I'm still using Wordbooker along with the FB plugin, just to compare and contrast the two. Knowing that Wordbooker now does automatic updates is definitely a game-changer.

  21. kmsiever
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Would love the ability to comment as a page rather than having to comment as myself.

  22. pnaw10
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, I just published my first post since installing the Facebook plugin. I wanted to compare the FB plugin's WP-post to FB-page posting abilities, and it failed miserably. Got a blank screen with 3 or 4 error messages, had to refresh to my main /wp-admin/ page to see anything.

    Didn't bother logging the error messages, though I probably should have shared them here. Got better things to do with my time. Instead, I just deactivated the Facebook plugin and I'm 100% back to using Wordbooker for all WP-FB functions.

  23. impactumconsultoria
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello guys I really liked the attitude of the team's Official FB create this plugin, and I use it on my sites. But one detail is still not available to disable the plugin certain pages and has some bugs. I hope that in future issues can be resolved. In one site I use the plugin "Add Link to Facebook" one of the best I've ever seen. Bad it also has several errors.

    I wish the team responsible for creating the plugin "Facebook" there is the aplicaçõs this plugin because it has several interesting options such as removing the plugin on some pages.

    My call the team and look forward answers.

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

  24. Matt Kelly (Facebook)
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey folks, thanks for the feedback (both criticism and praise) so far! We really appreciate it.

    We're working on bug fixes, as well as scoping out work on comments, so all of this feedback will factor into that.

    Keep it coming.

  25. tjdownes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'd also like to see the ability to disable comments on pages, instead of completely disabling. Right now I am working through how to do this, since I only want commenting enabled on posts.

    I'd also like to see the subscribe option somehow for page. I like the idea of folks being able to subscribe, but I want them to subscribe to my page, not me. I am guessing this would be done by adding my page to their interest lists instead of subscribing.

  26. KRWonders
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    I was planning to switch to the official Facebook plugin because I love the Page posting features as well as mentioning people.
    However, I don't like the way the comment show inside the main content box, especially since I also use the Disqus plugin.

    If you could modify things or give the option to show things like this, it would be great.
    See this example using the SEO Facebook plugin: http://www.ethicalvideogames.com/2012/04/26/how-apple-could-fix-the-in-app-purchase-issues/ for an example)

    Thank you for listening to us users :)
    Cheers

  27. kmsiever
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Would really love to be able to see social use on my site while logged in as my page rather than having to switch to my personal account.

  28. Matt Kelly (Facebook)
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    FYI, we fixed a couple of minor bugs in 1.0.1: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook/changelog/

  29. tjdownes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Need a bit better QA before deployments :)

    http://screencast.com/t/iygWn7ipkZh

    After the error, I notice that the plugin is no longer installed, at all. Going to try to reinstall.

  30. tjdownes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Reinstall failed. Looks like I am going to have to do things the hard way.

    http://screencast.com/t/Qc4Tn86IHy

    Fortunately, I haven't launched yet (but neither have I done a backup, Keeping my fingers crossed!)

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