(See also: http://axiom7.com/?p=101)
FBgreeter is a WordPress plugin designed to open up your blog to more than 500 million Facebook users.
To set up FBgreeter on your blog, you will need to:
- Create a Facebook account, if you don’t already have one.
- Create a Facebook application for your blog.
- Take note of your Application ID and Application Secret.
- Download and install the FBgreeter plugin.
- Enter your Application ID and Application Secret on the Settings page of FBgreeter.
- Drag the FBgreeter widget to a sidebar.
These steps should take about 15 minutes.
Once you are done, you will benefit from FBgreeter in the following manner:
- Facebook users will be able to log in to your blog using their Facebook account. This will allow them to comment and participate in other social features your blog may offer without having to go through the process of creating yet another user account.
- The first time a Facebook user logs in to your blog using their Facebook account, FBgreeter will attempt to import their Facebook account in order to create a WordPress account automatically. This will allow you to keep track of your audience and it will allow your readers to log in to your blog without logging in to Facebook.
- If FBgreeter creates a WordPress account on behalf of a Facebook user, FBgreeter will send a welcome message to that user with their login credentials.
- All WordPress accounts created by FBgreeter will have the “Subscriber” role. Therefore, Facebook users will be able to manage their profile, read and write comments, receive newsletters, etc. No administrative, editorial or authoring rights will be granted ; you will keep full control of your blog.
- Upload fbgreeter.zip to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory.
- Unzip fbgreeter.zip.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Visit the FBgreeter Settings page (under the Settings menu) and enter your Application ID and Application Secret.
Why did you make it?
I am learning about WordPress plugins and how to develop them. FBgreeter is my second plugin.
What’s coming next?
It’s time to collect some feedback and see how you are using FBgreeter. What would you like to see added? Why?
Contributors & Developers
“FBgreeter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.
- Minor clean-up
- Fixed directory names to match lower case convention for plugin directories.
- First release