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Multi-author blogs (6 posts)

  1. patl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I see on the list of upcoming features for wpbook, the ability to handle multi-author blogs. I'd love that feature! The blog I admin has several authors, and we're using wpbook lite to crosspost from the WordPress site to a closed FB group. At the moment, all items are posted as Notes, and as if they come from me. That's confusing to our users.

    It would even work for us if the author was the "blog account", rather than my personal account. That may be a middle ground feature, easier to implement than true multi user support.

    In any case, thanks for a great plugin, and I hope I can use multi-user publishing in the future!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpbook-lite/

  2. John Eckman
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Would you want each user to be able to specific his/her own FB profile ID, and have their own access token for publishing to the group page?

    Facebook really wants every profile ID to belong to a person - so without violating their TOS (which lots of folks do) I'm not sure how a "blog account" would work.

    You could have a page, and then you can post as the page - but I don't think that works with groups.

  3. pushtobreak
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm not sure if it's the same issue...a bit of a noob here...I'm trying to post to my fan page as my band name not from my personal account because the post shows up on the side very small in "recent posts by others" unlike the posts that I make directly to FB as my band. When I look at the App settings in my FB account it says "this app may post as..." and list all of my accounts but I can't figure out where to make that setting. Am I missing something?.. or... as I understand your last comment is it that I can only use my personal account because that's where the app must resides? I would love to get these posts into the main timeline. Any ideas?

  4. John Eckman
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @pushtobreak - not the same issue.

    In the app settings in your FB account you can set "this app may post as" to whatever you like.

    The comment about your personal account refers to the "YOUR Facebook Profile" section of the WPBook Lite settings, which should your personal account id not the page.

    If you are an admin of the page, WPBook should be able to post as the page, though where Facebook puts it is out of my control . . .

  5. pushtobreak
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was mistaken in my post, the FB app settings only offer:


    ...Manage your pages
    WPBookLiteGS may login as any of your 4 Pages, including:

    Groove Collective
    Genji Siraisi aka pushtobreak
    The Unsung (Heroes of the Break Beat)
    Drum Nugs Drum Loops for DJ's and Producers

    Post on your behalf
    This app may post on your behalf, including status updates, photos and more.

    Access posts in your News Feed...

    But does not offer the option to "post as" Am I missing something from the install? I would have thought that logging in as a Page would force the post as from that page but it doesn't.
    It also doesn't seem to matter what I do in the "log in as" app setting it still posts as my personal page.

    I'm not sure I completely understand what you meant in the last part but when in FB if I post logged in as my Page it posts as my page but if I'm logged in as my Page and use WP Lite I still get it posted as my personal page. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

  6. John Eckman
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @pushtobreak What are you posting as? (Setting in WPBook Lite - Notes, Posts, Links).

    In the past, I've used WPBook (on which WPBook Lite is based) to post to a page, and the posts appeared as coming from that page not from my ID.

    But it has been a while since I've tried it - not sure if Facebook's API changes have made it work differently.

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