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Where can I find good examples of successful wpbook applications on facebook? (5 posts)

  1. dannyjimmy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am looking for existing examples. I imagine many of those here on this forum tag are proud owners of successful wpbook installs. So let's see!

    Rationale:

    I am very interested in using this application, but am having a tough time finding good examples of its use. I've found a really underwhelming example here:

    http://apps.facebook.com/refreshcolumbia/

    maybe it works for you, but for me it looks like this:

    http://cfprojects.net/org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/underwhelming-example-of-wpbook.jpg

    that example is actually from a blog that posted about wpbook itself, (http://www.refreshcolumbia.org/tutorials/sync-wordpress-and-facebook-comments/) which would lead me (contrary to wpbook's excellent ratings) to have a shaken confidence in the plugin.

    Thanks much,

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

  2. Brooke Dukes
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    One of the problems is that October 1st Facebook requires all apps to use secure hosting (https) that killed a lot of the good WPBook installs out there (including mine) as it's not worth the extra money just for the facebook app. However, here is a screenshot from John's Blog showing what should happen when viewing the blog inside and outside of Facebook.

    http://www.openparenthesis.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/op.png

    Hope that sorta helps.

  3. dannyjimmy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah, that's super helpful. Thanks.

    Yeah, it's tough to decide whether to invest in the Facebook app. If I knew and could see examples of blogs where this was being successful/fruitful/clearly worth it, I'd probably advance that project. Otherwise probably not. When I look it up, FB tells me that Open Parenthesis (his blog) only has 20 monthly users... (read: not worth it). But that could well be because it's just a place for him to demo it and he's not that into his blog as an actual public place.

    But the plugin's got good ratings and lots of use...

    I guess I'd need to see like a gallery/showcase of real-world successes or something to that effect before picking it up myself.

  4. johneckman
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here's mine: http://apps.facebook.com/openparenthesis/

    Note the non https url - I don't even have my own working in https mode as I've never seen the need.

  5. johneckman
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    WPBook Lite may worth exploring as well - that doesn't expose the facebook app view and instead just cross-posts new blog posts to facebook and imports comments made against them.

    Successful examples there you might never know are WPBook.

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