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Simple Facebook Connect Problem (10 posts)

  1. jospBln
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I try to use the SFC Publish Plugin with a Facebook Fanpage. I think I registered successfully my fb-app but when I want to
    'Grant Publish Permissions'
    I get an unknown facebook error: "Unknown error, try again later"

    I love those plugins and it would be really great to use this one too.

    Josp

  2. Jay Versluis
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Josp,

    Having the same problem with a client's site. All works fine on my test site and with my profile and my app, but the same error occurs on the other site.

    Did you ever get this sorted? I read somewhere that this problem may solve itself in a day or two...

    It's definitely Facebook, not the Plugin.

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

    Make sure you got the URL of the site correct in the FB App. It's picky, even wrong caps or presence of an incorrect "www" will break it.

    Also make sure the App is not in "Sandbox mode".

  4. Jay Versluis
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Still nothing - but I'm waiting patiently for FB to spring into action.

    Do I need to fill out the Domain field as well as the URL? On my test site it works fine without, just wondering about Facebook's pickiness.

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

    Domain isn't generally required, no.

  6. Jay Versluis
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ah, the plot thickens:

    Turns out the plugin was working fine all along - it was my method of testing that was to blame:

    On my test site I created a new post, and after publication I could push the post to Facebook with no problems. However on my client's site I tried to push a post to Facebook that had already been published before we installed he plugin. This doesn't seem to work.

    But publishing a new post on the site and then pushing it to Facebook works a treat - my client only found this out by chance. Now we know!

    If any of you guys are having trouble try the new post method first - worked for me ;-)

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

    Auto-publish only publishes new posts, yes.

    The manual publish buttons work with any post.

  8. Jay Versluis
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Otto,

    That makes perfect sense about auto publish. I was referring to manual publishing though - it also doesn't work with existing posts, which was news to me.

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

    Err.. No, manual publish works fine with existing posts.

    The manual publish button is all javascript, there's nothing special in the plugin about it. It'll work with any post whatsoever. All it's doing is generating the javascript code to make the Facebook box popup. It doesn't push the post to facebook, you do that, with your browser and your Facebook account, basically. Once the button is generated, the plugin has nothing more to do with the manual publish.

  10. Angelalala
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My problem is the FaceBook activity feed only shows up in my sidebar if I am NOT logged into FaceBook. I see the activity box there with a button that says I must be logged into FaceBook to see my friend's activity. Unfortunately, as soon as I click to log into FaceBook... poof... the activity feed completely disappears.

    Can anyone advice how to fix this...

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