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Please Clarify: Will I have Problems if Home Page is not the Blog (4 posts)

  1. martcol
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OK, so I have had a few psots going on here but I want to try to get WPBook going with my site.

    I think I have difficulties because my home page is not the blog. Is that likely to be the case?

    If it's not, then I need to fiddle around a bit more and if it is, I need to think about an alternative.



  2. martcol
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Oh my! I am still going round in circles over this one.

    I still think that WPBook prefers to have a home page blog rather than a static page. If that's the case, I can't think of a way around it.


  3. John Eckman
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    It is true that WPBook "prefers" to have the home page be the blog listing page, or more accurately it was designed for that use case.

    If you have a static page, WPBook will still work, but the app will show the static home page instead of a list of posts.

    In other words, WPBook doesn't really care what your home page, but will show in FB the same home page you have outside FB.

    Look at these two FB apps and WP Blogs for examples:

    http://www.openparenthesis.org/ and http://apps.facebook.com/openparenthesis/

    (Those two use a blog list page as the home page)

    http://www.nastyhack.org/ and

    Which use a static page as the home page.

    The trick is in either case to set as the canvas callback url of your blog the root url of your wordpress install.

    If you set a static homepage, but point WPBook's canvas callback url at your blog listing page, you will have problems.

  4. martcol
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Your reply helps a lot.

    I think I have it cracked (almost) and am happy with the slight limitations from not having the home page as the blog.

    I think what WPBook does is good.

    Thanks again


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