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[Plugin: Simple Facebook Connect] Upcoming Events Widget (7 posts)

  1. mercerg1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    anyone else having problems with the Upcoming Events Widget?

    i'm using the Fan Box and it works like a charm, but for some reason, the events Widget isn't connecting to my Fan Page (even though it uses the same ID as the Fan Box).

    very frustrating.

    http://electablebranding.com/

    PS– thank you Otto for all the hard work you've put in on this amazing plug-in!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-facebook-connect/

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The events widget relies on the backend being able to connect to Facebook. This may be iffy from time to time right now.

  3. mercerg1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    how is that different from the Fan Box? both require the Fan ID.

    thanks.

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The Fan Box is created in the browser and makes your browser connect to Facebook.

    The User Events listing is created on the server, and so your server has to connect to Facebook.

    Fundamentally this is just a different type of interaction.

  5. roggie
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for a really great plugin.

    Could you give an example of the format required in the user ID field e.g. v=app_12345678, full URL to page or just page.name etc?

    Cheers, Roggie

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The ID needs to be the number of the user/page/app/group or group. It's just the number, basically. Every "thing" in facebook has a unique number. Finding it can be the trick sometimes. :)

  7. roggie
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Otto - you put me on the right track and I found the number.

    Cheers, Roggie

    http://www.lfns.co.uk

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