[Plugin: Facebook Comments for WordPress] Doesn’t work for me
All this does is put “facebook comments” above my wordpress comments box. Nothing else. Too bad, too. Good plugin in theory.
Did you create a Facebook application and insert the proper application ID?
Detailed instructions (w/ screenshots) are here: http://grahamswan.com/facebook-comments
If you don’t use a valid ID, the plugin will still try to load the comments box but nothing will show because there’s nothing happening on the Facebook end.
Next version, I’ll make sure it checks that the application ID is valid.
Thanks for the feedback Stephanie. 🙂
I did. Without the ID, I got the box telling me to insert it. When inserted it, I only got the words “Facebook comments” with no fields to write anything.
I also noticed each time I went back to the plugin settings page, my settings would be gone.
Are you using IE 7 or below, by chance? I don’t think the comments load properly with older versions of IE.
Keep in mind that this is Facebook’s first release of the external commenting system, so if it’s not loading properly, it’s most likely due to their implementation of it. I’ve found several bugs that are on their side already.
In the next version of this plugin, I’m going to add a [facebook-comments] tag so you can insert it anywhere you choose. That may solve some problems.
I think i have the same problem. i use Firefox v3.6.3 an a valid Facebook ID (15 digit). The only thing that happens in frontend is:
<div style="margin: 20px 0pt;"> <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; font-size: 140%; font-weight: bold; border-bottom: 2px solid rgb(0, 0, 0); padding-bottom: 5px;">Facebook comments:</p> <fb:comments width="500" numposts="10"></fb:comments> </div>
the fb:comments-tag is nothing showing in browser.
I’ll look into compatibility issues for the next version (arriving next week), but as far as I know, that’s a Facebook API problem.
Odd that it doesn’t work in Firefox 3.x though…
Are there not some more parametres required for fb:comments (such as xid)?
Ah, thanks, my friend. I’ll add several of those in the next version early next week.
That will solve some of the issues for sure!
FYI, the plugin works for me but, periodically, my Facebook ID will forget my Facebook ID.
Your Facebook ID will forget your Facebook ID? Typo?
I’m going to put a new version up within the next 24 hours. Hopefully it will solve your problem.
Got the exact same problem on this page:
and using firefox aswell, so can’t wait for your update 🙂
Thanks for a otherwise greate plugin!
I put a new version up that fixes the bug where settings get erased. I tested it and all seems well.
Another version should arrive within the next week with some new features that have been requested.
I was having the same problem, but if i left the browser window for a few minutes, it would eventually load.
Think it might be down to facebook being slow, or other scripts on the page taking a while to finish loading (flash ads for example)
A slightly off topic question I’ve got tho is this – If i’m switching to this from the default comments, I’m going to have both comment boxes on the page, but if i remove the wordpress comments from my theme, i’ll lose all existing comments – is there a way to merge/migrate the two?
The issue with comments taking time to load is definitely on Facebook’s side. This is the first release of their Social Graph widgets, so they’re bound to have problems here and there.
There is no way to merge the comments, unfortunately. I looked through the API and could find no way to add comments under someone’s name. This makes sense, because they don’t want you to be able to make it look like certain people are saying things they may not be.
Oh, look at this: http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Comments.add
I guess I completely missed that page before. So it is possible after all!
Perhaps I’ll work that into a future version.
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