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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.

How do I sign up for a Facebook application ID for my website?

You may create a new Facebook application or edit your existing Facebook application through the Facebook Developers application interface. You may first need to signup for a Facebook Developer account.

I am unable to save my Facebook application ID and secret

Some webmasters have reported issues saving Facebook application ID and secret information in the Facebook settings page. These inputted values are verified with Facebook servers before saving, requiring an HTTPS request to Facebook servers. Some sites experiencing issues have identified their server's bundled SSL certificates as an issue; returning false for the https_ssl_verify filter used by the WordPress HTTP class may help fix server-to-server communication issues if updating your cURL or other libraries is not an option.

How do I change the image that appears for my posts shared on Facebook?

The plugin generates Open Graph protocol markup for your site's webpages including a explicitly-specified images generated from the post thumbnail, attached images, or gallery shortcode. Your plugin or theme may define additional images through the fb_meta_tags filter. If an image or images already exists your additional image may be used as an alternate for stories shared through a pasted link. Unattended story summaries such as a Like Button click use the first defined image. support sticky

I do not like the summary of my posts shared to Facebook

Facebook generates a story summary for pasted links and new posts sent to your Timeline or Page based on metadata found on your page. The Facebook plugin for WordPress generates Open Graph protocol metadata to assist Facebook's understanding of your webpages. The Facebook URL debugger provides a view into Facebook's representation of your webpage and relevant extracted metadata. Test URLs of interest in the debugger to better understand how your page might be represented on Facebook.

I do not see an option to associate my Facebook account from my WordPress profile page

Make sure your Facebook application is properly configured for Facebook Login including the correct app domain and website URL. The Facebook debug settings submenu item in your WordPress administrative interface highlights some common issues.

How do I moderate comments and add reviewers?

The Comment Moderation Tool allows you to customize your Facebook application's moderators, blacklisted words, external logins, and more.

Does Facebook Comments work with my existing WordPress comments?

The Comments Box social plugin is meant to replace the WordPress commenting system with a more social, client-side experience. We do not currently support synchronizing comments stored on Facebook with comments stored in your WordPress database. Posts with existing WordPress comments will display those comments followed by the Facebook Comments Box.

Why do comments on a post published to my Facebook Timeline or Page not appear inside Facebook Comments Box on my post page?

The Facebook Comments Box social plugin is a separate commenting system associated with a URL regardless of your authors' decision to post to his or her Facebook Timeline or your site's Facebook Page.

What additional configuration steps do I need to complete to enable an Open Graph action for my Facebook application?

Visit the Facebook plugin for WordPress getting started page for more details and screenshots of each step in the process. You will need to create an Open Graph action-object pair for your Facebook application: publish an article. You will need to submit the new publish action for approval with support for action capabilities allowing custom messages on an author's Timeline, mentioning Facebook friends and Facebook pages within that message, and marking the new post as explicitly shared.

I set up my social plugin but nothing happened

Some social plugins require a URL representing a specific Facebook feature: the Follow button accepts a person's Timeline URL; the Like Box accepts a Page URL. Try configuring similar parameters through the appropriate Facebook social plugins page to view a preview of what to expect on your WordPress site after a successful configuration.

My site content is Spanish. Why does Facebook display social plugin text in English?

The Facebook plugin for WordPress examines your WordPress locale and chooses the most appropriate match from a list of Facebook locales. You can act directly on the fb_locale filter for more exact control.

It's possible another plugin (or your theme) including an English version of the Facebook JavaScript SDK before the Facebook plugin for WordPress tried to include the Spanish version of the same SDK. View source on the affected page and search for "connect.facebook.net" to locate multiple possible attempts to load the Facebook JavaScript SDK.

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.15
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 100,000+


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