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[resolved] Getting the Comments module to work (14 posts)

  1. Riddergraniet
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't get it. My theme uses comment_form() in the theme file and still I don't get the SFC Comments module working. I also have the appropriate Page ID's filled in and all three permissions that SFC needs on the settings page are green. I also have enabled auto publish to Facebook Page, but not to Profile (don't know what this does exactly). Is there something I need to activate apart from all this?

    I was using a separate plugin till now, but would like to merge everything towards SFC for simplicity (http://we8u.com/facebook-comments) and that one worked like a charm. But as I said, I want to merge it all.

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, what about it isn't working? You say it doesn't work, but without knowing more about what the problem is, then there's not much I can tell you.

  3. Riddergraniet
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It just doesn't show the facebook comment form. The normal comment form is displayed.

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think you have a mistaken idea about what the comment module is supposed to do. It doesn't show a Facebook comment form. It adds a Facebook login button to the normal comment form.

  5. Riddergraniet
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It doesn't display anything at all, not even a facebook connect button so people can comment using their facebook account.

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    It will display the connect button if you're using a newer theme that has support for the comment_form() function. If you're using an older theme, you may need to modify your theme's comments form. Check out the FAQ:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-facebook-connect/faq/

  7. Riddergraniet
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please read the opening post, I already use the new function.

  8. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you perhaps post a link to the page where it isn't working? I can't answer questions while working in the dark.

  9. Asa Johannesen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I modified my theme's comment.php with the instructions you gave. This gave me a Facebook connect button and when I'm connected it say's I'm logged in as me via Facebook. However, when I try to comment, all I get is an error message saying that I need to fill in my name and email in order to comment. Seems to me like the comment.php doesn't get that now I'm logged in with Facebook it doesn't need my name and email (and the input boxes disappear, so it's not like I can even write those in anyway.

    Anny suggestions?

    PS. I'm on gudloysi.fo (in Faroese, sorry)

  10. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Asa: Worked on your site for me. See my test comment here:
    http://gudloysi.fo/2011/10/gudloysicast-7/comment-page-1/#comment-1212

  11. Asa Johannesen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wow. Ok, that's really odd. It doesn't work for me, but it works for you and my boyfriend. I just asked him to try seeing as it worked for you. It's odd because it works for me on a different blog (frodskaparfelag.fo), but not on Gudloysi. Anyways, thanks for the swift reply. Maybe my browser is having cookie issues or something. After all, I am logged in at all sorts of different places including three different WordPress accounts and Facebook.

    Cheers :)

  12. dkemp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I seem to be having a similar issue as well.

    I'm using WP 3.2.1, twenty ten 1.2 and have my own child theme based on twenty ten.

    I'm guessing that my child theme automatically inherits the comment_form() that's in the twenty ten theme if I haven't created my own comments.php file?

    The issue is that I don't seem to be getting the FB login button next to my comments section.

    A example of this is here:
    http://tubezombies.com/gallery/

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

  13. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @dkemp: "You must be logged in to post a comment."

    The comments module only works if you allow anonymous comments.

  14. dkemp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Otto, that's sorted it.

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