Support » Plugin: Custom Feeds for Facebook » Displaying Events / “Page” Access Token

  • Resolved sipitai

    (@sipitai)


    Hello,

    I’ve setup the plugin to display Facebook Events. As such I’ve acquired a “page” access token following the instructions here.

    However I notice, unlike the standard access tokens, this token has an expiry date of 60 days. Does this mean the plugin will stop displaying Events after the token has expired? And if so, is there any way of avoiding this?

    I ask because I’m setting up a website as a developer, then handing it over to the client, who wont want to, or even know how to, renew their access token every 60 days.

    Thanks!

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  • Plugin Author smashballoon

    (@smashballoon)

    Hi sipitai,

    Unfortunately, since Facebook shut down access to their Events API last year then the only way that plugins or apps can access events data is for the owner of the events (ie. you) to create their own Facebook app which is in development mode and then use that to access the data. The downside to this though is that tokens from these development apps expire every 60 days and so need to be renewed.

    Unfortunately, there’s no way around this without scraping the Facebook website, which is against their terms of service and not something we would recommend. The only legitimate alternative is to use the Facebook “Page plugin” widget (see here) which is the official Facebook widget for displaying events.

    Let me know whether that helps, or if you have any further questions at all.

    John

    Ok thanks for the clarification.

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