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Add Facebook social plugins and the ability to publish new posts to a Facebook Timeline or Facebook Page. Official Facebook plugin.

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2 stars
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1 star
Total Garbage
By , for WP 3.5.1

Absolutely abominable. Don't know if it's the OpenGraph that's crap, though it's easy to believe that seeing how you have practically eliminated apps like Social RSS from being fully functional for WordPress powered sites.

This should not even be allowed in the repository. Waste of time. Convoluted settings, practically impossible to setup unless you happen to be tech savy, particularly FB tech savy.

Finally, if you've been patient enough to sit through a couple of hours of pure frustration with some internet guides trying to to their best to help you with this piece of crap, there appear to be constant issues with publishing.

Ridiculous requirements for fanpage naming in reference to the app name.

Tags, images, pulled wrong from websites, at random it seems, being in no way associated with the post that is being published.

And last but not least, it does not show up in the Plugins list in WP admin, so can't delete it unless you have access to your site's ftp.

'Make your WordPress site social in a couple of clicks, powered by Facebook' - the description should be taken off, it's straight face lying. You can't even uninstall it with a couple of click, let alone set it up.

Total garbage.

1 star
Aweful
By , for WP 3.5

Wow! What is this Open Graph nonsense that I have to wade through just to put a post on my timeline? Is this a product of Zucky's "second system syndrome". Talk about over engineered. My guess is the plugin is so bad because the Open Graph API is so bad. Plugin is total garbage.

1 star
Agreed. This is pants.
By , for WP 3.5

The Social Publisher is awful. It is bad like no other plugin I have ever tried. It requires you to create a 'Facebook Application' and then 'Associate an Open Graph action-object pair for your application: people can publish an article.' Which then leads you through the innards of the FB developers site, trying to submit apps, publish actions, debug access tokens and enter secret codes.

At one point I was faced with this advice from someone:

"Make sure you have included the OpenGraph Meta Tags on each object page with the crucial og:type tag set to YOUR_APP_NAMESPACE:ACTION_OBJECT."

I gave up after an hour and a half. What on earth are FB playing at, releasing this garbage? And it says "Make your WordPress site social in a couple of clicks." Ha, that is hilarious.

And these are their official instructions... How many clicks is that exactly? https://developers.facebook.com/wordpress/

1 star
I don't want to create a FB App!
By , for WP 3.4.2

Why can't this plug in simply post my WP posts to my Facebook page? I have to make an app and figure out the api? Stupid. Still, I slogged through the convoluted process and I hope it will work.

1 star
It just doesn't work!
By , for WP 3.4.2

Very disappointing as I have tried and tried and could never get the social publishing feature to work. This is such a waste of time! I could have given it a zero star if I had the option.

1 star
o plugin é um beberão de recurso
By , for WP 3.5

fiz um teste com plugin de performance e este plugin do face foi responsável por 70% de lentidão do meu site... desinstalei e meu site voltou ao normal... 4.013s com o plugin e 0.317s sem o plugin.. por pagina carregada

1 star
Social Publisher doen't work.
By , for WP 3.5

The Latest version of the plugin simply ceases to work. The Recomdation bar is irritating with its behaviour. Makes your site feel like a date site and the Social Publisher is just like a show piece that never works.

1 star
won't work properly
By , for WP 3.5

Not quite simple to configure. After you install it, you have a lot of work to make it work.
There's no explicit instructions. A lot o features are not working or they are very glitchy.
My publish action was not even acceptep beacause they say that i have to many videos on my blog. WTF?!
Sometimes it's working, sometimes is not.
The shortcodes for like and send button are not working. When i put the code somewhere it shows like simple text.

1 star
Exercise in Frustration
By , for WP 3.5

This might be the best plugin in the world, but I'd never know, because I have no idea how to use it. The documentation is incredibly weak. Other sources of documentation I've found online have been woefully incomplete. For every problem I've had, I've seen umpteen unresolved support forum entries. The problems I'm having all stem from the facebook developers page, especially open graph, but after hours of getting nowhere, I'm just going to have to go back to using one of the unofficial plugins, that I can at least get to work.

1 star
Stopped working even for simple tasks
By , for WP 3.5

It doesn't automatically post to my timeline (only to recent activity), at least when it does that. If I try to put in a message describing the post it won't even do that.

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