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[resolved] How to stop showing both FB & WP comments. (9 posts)

  1. tip20
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is it possible to display only the Facebook comments to users instead of both, one after the other?

    The check box for:
    "Hide Default Comment - Check this to hide the default WordPress Comments (only the Crawlers will see it)."
    Seems to have no effect...

    Thank you.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/seo-facebook-comments/

  2. tip20
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well it has been a week. Does anyone look at this? I noticed a significant drop in my google hits since the duplicate content is on there now. I need to get this fixed or I'll have to come up with an alternative.

    See the problem here

    Please and thanks!
    Tom

  3. shadowconnectedit
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you ever find a solution to this problem? I an trying to enable the plugin myself and do not want the WP comments appearing as well.

    I can see from your site that the issue appears resolved - are you using a different plugin now?

  4. tip20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, sorry it isn't fixed... The comments are still duplicated below and I am still losing ground with search engines because of it. I would love for someone to help me with this.

    Please let me know if you get it solved.

  5. bemcapaz
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The idea behind the SEO Facebook Comments is exaclty that.

    Google and other search engines can't index the comments that are shown in Facebook Comments plugin because it is in an iFrame (that mean the comments are actually on another site, facebook in this case). This plugin get this comments and replicate it on the WordPress Comments database, allowing wordpress to show the comments correctly in the post and allowing it to be indexed.

    If, however, you don't wan't any comment to be show and just the plugin you can edit the file on which the comment is shown, remove the function that is calling the comments (normally is the function comment_template()) and add the following line.

    do_action('seo_facebook_comments');

    This method is available in version 1.5.1+ of the SEO Facebook Comments

  6. tip20
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you so much for the reply! Also for this marvelous plugin! It really is great.

    I just want to be clear, having the comments replicated on the site will help my SEO rather than hurt it? Because google isn't spidering the Facebook comments directly?

    Thank you again.
    Tom

  7. bemcapaz
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you Tom, I'm really glad that you are enjoying the plugin ;)

    And yes, it is actually helping your SEO, actually that was the main reason I created this plugin, to allow the Facebook Comments to be indexed (since it won´t help through an iFrame, which is how the facebook show the comments).

  8. bwaard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hey, thanks for developing this. Looks awesome.

    My problem is that when I follow the directions above and replace comment_template() with do_action('seo_facebook_comments'); in the single post template to get get this...

    <?php if (comments_open()) do_action('seo_facebook_comments'); ?>

    The rest of the links on my post don't work.

    Any ideas? Am I putting this in the right place? (not a prolific coder over here)

  9. bemcapaz
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you give me a link so I can check out what might be hapenning?

    Normally those kinda of bugs happens because of conflicts with other plugins.

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