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[resolved] Publish as Author Doesn't Stay Selected (54 posts)

  1. jlomaga
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey Matt,
    Well it's at least staying selected now but returning the following error

    "Failed posting to your Facebook Timeline. Error: {"message":"Unknown path components: /vgrevolution:publish","type":"OAuthException"}"

    I tried removing the Open Graph object and putting it in fresh and still had the issue. When I get a moment I'm going to try to remove all authorization and start fresh reauthorizing everything.

    Posting to Fan Page works fine, just not author timeline.

  2. Matt Kelly (Facebook)
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    That's odd. Let me investigate a bit.

    Try re-authing and let me know if that helps.

  3. jlomaga
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Tried re-authoring same outcome. Posts fine to Fan Page, even get the Yellow confirmation. But no post to timeline and get the error.

  4. Raaj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey Matt, thanks for the update. Quick question, how can we disable the like option on certain pages on your wordpress blog?

  5. Matt Kelly (Facebook)
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @bluechip: You can't do that yet. Please open another thread with that suggestion and we'll take a look, though.

    @jlomaga: we're investigating.

  6. Raaj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Matt - Thanks, I have posted another thread on that topic.

    On this current topic, I as well after I updated the new version of Facebook, cannot see the new posts on my timeline. Don't know why?

  7. Matt Kelly (Facebook)
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @jlomaga: what do you have entered as your App namespace in WordPress?

    What's the name space in app settings on developers.facebook.com? Those need to be the same thing.

    @bluechip: what messages do you see when you publish something? It should tell you if it successfull went to your Timeline or not.

  8. Dave
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Matt: thanks for the prompt response and updated version (haven't had the time to test it yet, but will soon).

    Regarding my misgiving about the state of version 1.0, as I said, it might be a case of high expectations: as an official plugin (twice official, since I believe WP put some of their weight behind it as well), I would have expected a very polished and full-featured plugin. As it is, I find it is geared more at increasing Facebook's reach (by replacing certain functions that can be handled by WP locally, by their Facebook equivalent) and not as full-featured as one might expect. Two examples of what I mean:

    - The post-as-author (and I suspect all other publish actions) merely submit the URL to the post, without providing specific data (such as a summary taken from the WP summary field, or a specific thumbnail)...

    - The Facebook login to comment, apparently shuts down the WP commenting system altogether (and do not save them to the DB), meaning that if/when the FB plugin is turned off, all such comments disappear...

    That and the near-absence of user-feedback throughout the code, such as when an API error occurs (hopefully fixed with this update). I must admit that having to spend a couple hours debugging the problem and waddling through code where exceptions are basically caught and discarded, did not put me in a particularly benevolent mood toward the plugin.

    With this, I hope this update and the next will address this type of problems and eagerly await future versions...

  9. jlomaga
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @matt I double checked the namespace they are the same in the app and in the wp setting.

    Looking at the error I get returned I noticed it says "type:", shouldn't we be seeing 'Article" mentioned in there someplace since it's a article type that is listed in Open Graph?

  10. Raaj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Matt - It gave me no message. But it published it to our Facebook Page. The only message I got was from wordpress saying "Post updated view post". That's it.

  11. Matt Kelly (Facebook)
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @bluechip: See my last comment on http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-facebook-error-when-posting-to-authors-timeline?replies=7#post-2915971

    I believe this will fix the open graph publishing issue you're seeing.

    @Dave:
    "Regarding my misgiving about the state of version 1.0, as I said, it might be a case of high expectations: as an official plugin (twice official, since I believe WP put some of their weight behind it as well), I would have expected a very polished and full-featured plugin."

    The nature of open source code is that you have no idea what will happen folks start using it on the infinite number of permutations they have running on their web servers. :)

    "- The post-as-author (and I suspect all other publish actions) merely submit the URL to the post, without providing specific data (such as a summary taken from the WP summary field, or a specific thumbnail)..."

    That's not the case, or sounds like a bug. We use WP stuff here. Please post repro steps.

    "- The Facebook login to comment, apparently shuts down the WP commenting system altogether (and do not save them to the DB), meaning that if/when the FB plugin is turned off, all such comments disappear..."

    Yeah comments are a work in progress. Please post your thoughts in http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-facebook-comments-suggestions?replies=30

    "That and the near-absence of user-feedback throughout the code, such as when an API error occurs (hopefully fixed with this update). I must admit that having to spend a couple hours debugging the problem and waddling through code where exceptions are basically caught and discarded, did not put me in a particularly benevolent mood toward the plugin."

    This is fixed in the latest update. Please give it a try.

    Keep the feedback coming, thanks.

  12. Raaj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Matt - I got this error.

    Failed posting to your Facebook Timeline. Error: {"message":"Object at URL 'http://www.southasianlife.com/entertainment/celebrity/aishwarya-rai-top-sarees/' of type 'article' is invalid because it specifies multiple 'og:url' values: http://www.myblogurl.com/somepostlink/, http://www.myblogurl.com/somepostlink/, http://www.myblogurl.com/somepostlink/.","type":"Exception"}

  13. Matt Kelly (Facebook)
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @bluechip:
    You have multiple Facebook plugins installed. Can you disable WPFBOGP v2.0.3 and the other one? That should fix it.

  14. Raaj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Matt - Ok will do and test it out.

  15. Raaj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Matt - I got this error now.

    Failed posting to your Facebook Timeline. Error: {"message":"This action is not allowed to set a user message because this property was not requested for approval.","type":"Exception"}

  16. Raaj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Matt - Also when I disabled the other plugins, they actually helped with the Facebook Opengraph meta desc and photo. Now when it posts to the Facebook Pages, I only just see the title with no description.

    When I posted a post, I tired all the features. It gave me a yellow bar with success to the mentions and the only error was what I posted above. But when I checked to see if they actually posted, this is what I found.

    The post to your Facebook Page: Worked.
    Posted to mentioned friends Facebook timeline: worked.
    Posted to mentioned Pages: Did not work.
    Posted to your timeline. Did not work. (Even though it showed it did)
    Post published. View post.

    Let me know your thoughts?

  17. jlomaga
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @matt figured I'd give your suggestion to others about deactivating and/or removing any OG meta data I might have put on the site. Still didn't help with the error.

    "Failed posting to your Facebook Timeline. Error: {"message":"Unknown path components: /vgrevolution:publish","type":"OAuthException"}"

    On a side note after running the debug tool on my posts and looking at the OG data I noticed it was shooting back a duplicate error due to the same info showing up in the OG date and OG modified meta.

    and another side note it would be nice to see the option to turn off and/or select which OG meta the plugin injects, this would help with other social button plugins we might be running, for myself the Slick Social Buttons plugin for some reason needs to inject the OG meta otherwise it doesn't pull the correct info, plus it's injection passes your debug tool without issue.

  18. Matt Kelly (Facebook)
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @bluechip: "@Matt - Also when I disabled the other plugins, they actually helped with the Facebook Opengraph meta desc and photo. Now when it posts to the Facebook Pages, I only just see the title with no description."

    Can you paste some URLs that show the issue?

    "Posted to your timeline. Did not work. (Even though it showed it did)"

    Click the link. What's the URL?

    "Posted to mentioned Pages: Did not work."

    Can you be more specific? What was the error?

  19. Raaj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Matt - I deleted the last few posts that were posted on the Facebook Page from the WordPress plugin, because it looked tacky and not complete.

    This is one of my Facebook Pages: http://www.facebook.com/asian.fashion. The way that we post photos now with links has much better engagement than the automatic publish feature from Facebook from WordPress, as that hardly gets any engagement or likes. We posted the same post and the results were 300% different in engagement. If Facebook can build a feature from WordPress to post the featured photo, title, and link as we are doing on our Facebook page. I can personally say blog owners would like it better.

    The error screenshot is here: http://www.southasianlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Screen-Shot-2012-06-20-at-9.28.28-PM.png

    The Posted to mention Pages does work, I just needed to enable the that Facebook Page to allow people to post on that Facebook Page's timeline.

    You can also take a look at our other Facebook Page for Fashion Style Magazine. There are some links on there that were posted by the Facebook Plugin that are not showing properly either. URL: http://www.facebook.com/fashion.style.raaj.

  20. Ecyanboo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Matt: Finally, I can publish my article to my timeline. But there is no description appeared in it. Plus the article didn't appeared in my facebook's homepage. How to fix this issue, Matt?

  21. pcland
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @dnoe It's "Add Link to Facebook" plugin. I wouldn't recommend it though because even though it publishes to my timeline, it's not integrating comments, which is what I installed it to do... trying to find a fix...

  22. Raaj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @prettycoolland - I gave up on this Facebook plugin.

    I went back to Add Link to Facebook" plugin. But I am not using all of its features. Its a custom job and a bit of a work around. But take a look at the following site http://www.fashionstylemag.com and you will see how it is working. I suggest that you integrate the Facebook comments manually like I did. If you have any questions on how I got all of this to work, let me know!!!

  23. pcland
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Raaj Yes! I would love to know how you got it working.

  24. aero.roger77
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I get this when I post a new post.

    Posted to your Facebook Timeline
    Post published. View post

    but its not on my timeline, only in the recent activity box on the right side.

    This is the url I get to the timeline which is invalid
    https://www.facebook.com/10151261261049772

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