WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

Recent Facebook Posts
[resolved] [closed] Its connected but does NOT display my FB posts? (47 posts)

  1. SkyBerlin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    A great Plugin!

    But I feel blind sighted. BUT why does the widget of the Plugin "Recent FB Pages" NOT display my recent Fan FB Page Posts? Instead it displays the "default" posts of the developer...

    I feel quite stupid after setting up all the API, key and all successfully.

    Thank you for advice.

    Sky

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/recent-facebook-posts/

  2. SkyBerlin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. MrOffice
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try refreshing the cache in the Recent Facebook Posts settings - or you'll probably notice that it has magically fixed itself after 30 minutes as the cache automatically refreshes after this time.

  4. SkyBerlin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you MrOffice for your quick reply! :-)

    I did refresh the "recent FB Posts" Cache under settings already few times before and also tried FF, Chrome, and Safari by also renewing their cash. The problem remains...
    http://www.lowcarb-lover.net/

    Any idea what I do wrong?!

    Thank you very much.
    Sky.

  5. Danny van Kooten
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Sky.

    MrOffice his suggestion should work if you filled in the right Facebook ID in the "Facebook user id, page id or slug" field. It defaults to "DannyvanKootenCOM" which is my Facebook page. After changing the username, clear the cache (by using the "Renew Cache" button) and you should be fine.

    Let me know!

  6. SkyBerlin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Danny!
    Thank you for getting back to me about my question! :-)

    I think I did double check and again double checked this before - looking for typos etc. but still I don't get my posts loaded.
    I uploaded two screenshots of the "Settings in WP" and Setting of APP in FB" maybe that helps to localize the what I dont get right?!

    01 / https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10115441/RecentFBPosts_01.jpg
    02 / https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10115441/RecentFBPosts_02.jpg

    Thank you so much for your support!
    Sky.

  7. Danny van Kooten
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Sky.

    Thanks for the screenshots, they help a lot. Just tested things with your Facebook page, works fine for me. So it looks like the problem is not on your side but in the plugin. Or maybe the server settings..

    Do you have FTP access to your server? Try manually deleting /wp-content/recent-facebook-posts/cache/posts.cache. I will update the plugin to create files with the appropriate permissions in the future, overriding server defaults. If I'm right that should fix your problem.

    I'll let you know!

  8. SkyBerlin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Danny,

    Thank you so much!

    Yes I have FTP (Shell) and FTP Client Access.
    This is what I tried:

    1. I renamed "posts.cache" to "postsALT.cacheALT" to make it not functioning
    Error in widget: "No recent Facebook status updates to show. Did you configure the plugin properly? (only admins see this sentence)"

    2. I deleted the intire content of the file "posts.cache" (wich I think I shouldn't do or?) Widget output: Wired Error message

    3. I did try setting 0777 and 0755 for "posts.cache".
    All the other directories are on 0755. No result.

    Somehow it just does not renew the cache... because I can see all your settings in the posts.cache file.

    Did I do what you ment to solve it?

    Thank you. :-)

    Sky.

  9. Danny van Kooten
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Sky,

    Thanks for your extensive actions description. If that didn't work I was wrong. I will update the plugin with a 'debug' option which will most likely show the error message.

    It looks like the plugin isn't fetching from Facebook after all, it just uses the default .cache-file which I included in the plugin files by accident.

    I'm sure you tried this already but if not, please try renewing your access token? I will try to update the plugin today so we can look at this in detail.

    Danny

  10. SkyBerlin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Danny!

    It works!!! Viola! Actually not sure what exactly was the problem still ;-)
    Because I tried those steps before...

    1. I did set the directory right of "cache" again to 0777
    2. Deleted again the "posts.cache file"
    3. Renewed the "token"
    4. Updated the "cache"
    5. Works! :-)

    I will close the topic now. Thank you again for this great plugin and your great help!

    Sky.

  11. awc1505
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am having the same problem as SkyBerlin. I have connected FB properly, and I was getting the default fb feed.

    I went into my FTP file and deleted the /wp-content/recent-facebook-posts/cache/posts.cache but now I am getting the Error in widget: "No recent Facebook status updates to show. Did you configure the plugin properly? (only admins see this sentence)"

    I have renewed the token and updated the cache, but it is still showing the error message.

    Please help!

  12. Danny van Kooten
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey AWC,

    I'm having a few busy days but I will update the plugin with a debug option so you can see what is failing in the background. That should help identifying what is going wrong...

    Please give me a few days to look into this.

    Cheers, Danny.

  13. dent555
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same message as awc1505

    Ive tried the 4 steps mentioned by SkyBerlin, but same message
    Please Help!

  14. Danny van Kooten
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey awc1505 and dent555,

    Please update to version 1.0.1 and see what error message pops up in your Recent Facebook Posts options screen.

  15. JRoest
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi
    I'm having the same problems and still do. No errors showing after update to v 1.0.1

  16. SkyBerlin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi JRoest and dent555,

    If its not "writable" the Update should give you an error message.
    (At least it did it for me after I updated)

    Also maybe try to set the file "posts.cache" on your FTP Webserver manually to 0777.

    For me all works. :-) Thank you Danny!

    Sky

  17. JRoest
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Set to 0777 and still same result.
    Sure I get error if I use faulty fb-id.
    Don't know what more to try

  18. Danny van Kooten
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi JRoest,

    What is the exact problem? Is the widget showing posts from my facebook page instead of yours or ...?

    Make sure all your configuration settings are correct and then try renewing your access token followed by manually emptying the cache (by hitting the button).

    I will release another update later this week with more configuration checks to further ease the process of configuring.

  19. JRoest
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Danny, to my knowledge I've done the settings in FB and in the widget as per your instructions. At first I had your postings until I changed it to my FB-ID. After that I've done the deleting and changing of permission to 0777 and clearing cache...but still I get "No recent Facebook status updates to show." I am connected to my FB-ID according to the widget.

  20. JRoest
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    One question Danny. I have my blogg/widget in a subdomain. Anything about this that might be the fault especially in the FB settings?

  21. Danny van Kooten
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, but it should actually show as an error message on FB Recent Posts options screen.

    In your Facebook Developer App Settings, make sure you add your domain to the App Domains list under "Basic Info". For example, adding "dannyvankooten.com" to the list will enable using the Facebook API for *.dannyvankooten.com (all subdomains).

    Hope that helps and fixes the problem. When I have more time I'll investigate why it doesn't show an error message..

  22. JRoest
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've made sure everything is set properly but still the same result.

  23. zartgesotten
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi! I had the same problem and it worked after I put the PAGE-ID instead of page name into the field (I'm getting entries from a page)...
    Maybe that helps someone....

  24. JRoest
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi wearitwell. I've tried that too but it gives me the same result. I wonder if running FB under https (secure) and not http can have anything to do with it not working?

  25. JRoest
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Danny, I'm once again trying various settings and stuff to see if I can get this to work. I also went to http://wpdemo.dannyvankooten.com/ and found that your demosite too displayed "No recent Facebook status updates to show." Just wanted you to know :-)

  26. Danny van Kooten
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi JRoest.

    Thanks for pointing that out, it was because I tested fetching posts from a group page yesterday. Didn't revert it.

    Running Facebook under https doesn't make a difference because the plugin fetches posts from Facebook by making a call from your server, it has nothing to do with you surfing Facebook. ;)

    JRoest, could you send me a screenshot of your Recent Facebook Posts configuration settings? I will test a bit and figure out where things go wrong.

  27. JRoest
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here are 2 pics Danny.
    Some swedish in the text but I think you'll understand :-)

    http://blogg.roest.se/pic1.jpg
    http://blogg.roest.se/pic2.jpg

  28. JRoest
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'll send you the pics with all info to your mail in a minute.
    Just realized you wanted the full info ;-)

  29. Danny van Kooten
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Johnny,

    Just emailed you but posting it here also because it might help others having the same problem. Your posts were not visible to the plugin because they were not publicly visibile. The plugin acts as a "logged out" facebook user, or atleast as someone who is not your friend, and can thus only see public status updates.

    Hope that helps!

    Danny

  30. JRoest
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Danny and thanks for the help. I should have figured that out myself really. I have made some postings on FB public and deleted the cash and all the other steps. But no postings are showing yet. Maybe it has to do with the servers for FB. Need some time before it takes effect? I'll see tomorrow when I'm at the computer again. You have my settings if you feel like testing to see if the postings show when you try.

    Thanks

    Johnny

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Plugin

About this Topic