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Facebook

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

21 reviews
Average Rating
2 stars
2.6 out of 5 stars
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2 stars
API changes too much, slows down website, and latest change makes you go get
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code for like and comment boxes. So why bother with the app?

2 stars
Extremely poorly documented and difficult to configure
By , for WP 3.9.2

FB's "documentation" describes things the plugin (apparently) can do, with no explanation of how to actually set those things up. Plus they change their UI and APIs so often any information you find on the Internet that's more than a few months old is out of date. Extremely frustrating experience, never was able to get social publisher to work

2 stars
Like Box widget can't be made responsive
By , for WP 3.9.2

There is no way to set a fluid percentage-based width on the Facebook Like Box widget. You must set a fixed width in pixels, and the minimum width allowed is 292. If your sidebar gets smaller than that (like on an iPad or other tablet) the widget will break your layout. And if your sidebar expands (like on a smartphone in single-column layout) the widget will not fill the space.

I've tried every which way to override the fixed width with css and javascript -- though you can fix the css for desktop browsers, the Facebook Like Box widget is a mess on mobile devices.

2 stars
Facebook wants to keep it all for themselves
By , for WP 3.8.3

I do have this plugin working on all fronts.
I installed it about a year ago.
The documentation was AWFUL, dreadful, frustrating. Missing 10's of steps in how to install and get it working. For a multi-billion dollar company, they should take more pride in their work.

The plugin should allow both wordpress and facebook comment systems to work simultaneously. It doesn't. Facebook wants everything to itself.
I have posted a couple of times to the support asking how to do this, with no responses.

The part that does work - sharing, posting to Facebook, like, share buttons, recommended posts, works great! The comment system works well too, but again, Facebook wants it all and prevents you from having both comment systems working at the same time.

2 stars
lack of customization
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1. the comment box width is not suitable for responsive design, unable to set as 100% fluid

2. when i click like or share, the box doesnt display correctly

3. the recommendation bar works fine

4. unable to adjust the like box button margin to the post

2 stars
Unusuable
By , for WP 3.9.1

As many of these other reviews are noting, this plugin is broken with WP 3.9.1 . I have to say I expected better from Facebook given that the developers responsible for maintaining this plugin probably make six-figure salaries, and because Facebook has historically been a PHP shop (one would assume they have plenty of competent PHP devs there).

2 stars
Not easy to setup
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Not handy

2 stars
Bad
By , for WP 3.5.2

don't working stability

2 stars
Stopped working
By , for WP 3.5.1

Latest update has stopped the plug-in from working. Or has the ability to post to directly to Facebook been taken away? In "Facebook Settings" --> "General" I copy in my App ID and App Secret then hit the save changes button. The fields go blank and do not accept my info. This was working!
There is no longer an option on WordPress posts to send to Facebook. The Facebook Likes/Send/Follow are working.

2 stars
Completely incomprehensible for a non-developer
By , for WP 3.5.1

No instructions. No clue.

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