[resolved] not a valid facebook page plugin like box (9 posts)

  1. alanpmcd
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The page where I am trying to install a facebook plugin is http://www.scriptyorkshire.org.uk/about-us-test-new-template/

    The message I get instead of the like box and stream feed I'm hoping for is:

    The href parameter must reference a valid Facebook page, but "http://facebook.com/script.yorkshire" is not a valid Facebook page.

    Yet that is a valid Facebook page. I'm mystified. I've installed java sdk in my header.php in my child theme, referenced a simple app. What am I doing wrong? Help welcome :)


  2. iburley7
    Posted 3 years ago #

    try "http://www.facebook.com/script.yorkshire" as the Facebook page URL

  3. alanpmcd
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks but that didn't do it either.

  4. iburley7
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Last try, then I'm out I'm afraid...!


  5. alanpmcd
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for looking iburley. That doesn't work.

    I've tried a variety of personal pages and none of them works in context. But the example provided by Facebook in their tutorial 'http://www.facebook.com/platform' does work - it's their own developers' page.

    So, still mystified and hoping for help :)

  6. iburley7
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I think... and I could be wrong... that the widget is designed to work with a Facebook Page (like a business/organisation/celebrity publicity) rather than with a private individual.

    Looking at https://www.facebook.com/script.yorkshire, it appears like an individual rather than a 'page', which is possibly why it throws up the error message.

    You'll see the difference where on http://www.facebook.com/platform you can 'like' the page, but on https://www.facebook.com/script.yorkshire you have the option to 'add as friend'.

  7. alanpmcd
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks *very* much. Shows my ignorance of Facebook terminology. And I'm off to find a different plugin. Really very useful advice.

  8. Niall Kennedy
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    From the Facebook Like Box social plugin page: "The Like Box is a social plugin that enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Likes from their own website."

    Like Box is for Facebook Pages. If you enter a URL value on the Like Box social plugin preview page and the URL does not render a Like Box then a WordPress plugin implementing the Like Box social plugin would be no different.

    Facebook has separate profile badges which may be supported by other WordPress plugins.

  9. alanpmcd
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Niall. Now I get the difference between profile and page. Cheers.

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