[Plugin: Facebook] Comments suggestions
There have been a number of requests for more comments features.
So far, I’ve heard these:
1) Save comments to the WordPress comments system.
2) Retroactively use the default WP comments system on old blog posts (new ones would use the Facebook plugin, if enabled).
Please leave a comment with any other suggestions.
I would agree with the info about comments being appended to the content. These do not belong here, and it’s actually become a huge issue with being able to put content-related items in templates. In my opinion, this should be fixed before anything else, as it truly is a broken feature, that also breaks existing functionality.
For quite awhile, I’ve used the Wordbooker plugin, as it was the first plugin to do many of the things this new Facebook plugin does.
While I admire Steve Atty (the man behind Wordbooker) for his tireless devotion to the plugin, the plugin often runs into trouble whenever Facebook changes things on their own site. And for some reason, “automatic” updating via WordPress isn’t recommended because it can wipe out one’s settings. By contrast, a Facebook plugin made directly BY Facebook seems like it’ll be updated to remain compatible with FB, and it appears it’ll be OK to use automatic updating.
My wish-list for improvements:
Commenting: For my site http://www.cnyradio.com I like to make people register and login before they can post comments via the original WordPress interface. I don’t want people being able to post anonymously with fake addresses. Wordbooker recently added commenting via Facebook. The way it works, I have the WP interface, and then right below it, FB’s interface via Wordbooker.
I had temporarily activated the commenting feature via the Facebook plugin, but it replaced my WP commenting interface. I liked that it added “# comments” links on my front page, but did NOT like that it also completely replaced the original WP commenting interface.
Jetpack recently upgraded to allow people to choose to login using a WordPress.com login, Facebook, or Twitter. But, these options aren’t visible if you only allow “registered” users of your site to comment… and once someone logs in, their comments are posted with their account on the site itself — no option to switch to FB or Twitter login.
I’d like to see something which combines it all — ONE commenting interface where people can login with an account from my own site OR Facebook OR Twitter. And regardless of how they logged in, all the comments should appear together, and as someone else asked, it’d be nice to see the comments posted via Facebook login mirrored to Facebook if the user desires.
Basically, I think there are a lot of people out there who want to include the Facebook commenting interface, but also need to keep the WP interface because each offers unique features, and it would be tough to go with JUST one or the other.
Also, not sure if there’s already a way to do this but I missed it — but WP has a widget to display your site’s latest comments, as long as the comments were posted via WP. Would also like to see a widget that shows the latest FB-posted comments. Better yet, a widget that can show the latest comments posted through either method, so I don’t need to show separate widgets.
Bottom line, I want to let people post comments via FB. But WP is also nice for people who don’t want to post with their real name. They can register with a username that maintains their privacy, but also allows me to delete/ban the user if there’s ever a problem.
We need something that combines the best features and functionalities of both worlds.
pnaw10 – automatic updating of Wordbooker from the repositories has been supported from Version 2.0 (September 2011)
Thanks Steve, good to know. I didn’t realize that… I’ve always put off updates until I had time to deal with downloading, unzipping, FTP’ing and such.
Right now I’m still using Wordbooker along with the FB plugin, just to compare and contrast the two. Knowing that Wordbooker now does automatic updates is definitely a game-changer.
Would love the ability to comment as a page rather than having to comment as myself.
Well, I just published my first post since installing the Facebook plugin. I wanted to compare the FB plugin’s WP-post to FB-page posting abilities, and it failed miserably. Got a blank screen with 3 or 4 error messages, had to refresh to my main /wp-admin/ page to see anything.
Didn’t bother logging the error messages, though I probably should have shared them here. Got better things to do with my time. Instead, I just deactivated the Facebook plugin and I’m 100% back to using Wordbooker for all WP-FB functions.
Hello guys I really liked the attitude of the team’s Official FB create this plugin, and I use it on my sites. But one detail is still not available to disable the plugin certain pages and has some bugs. I hope that in future issues can be resolved. In one site I use the plugin “Add Link to Facebook” one of the best I’ve ever seen. Bad it also has several errors.
I wish the team responsible for creating the plugin “Facebook” there is the aplicaçõs this plugin because it has several interesting options such as removing the plugin on some pages.
My call the team and look forward answers.
Hey folks, thanks for the feedback (both criticism and praise) so far! We really appreciate it.
We’re working on bug fixes, as well as scoping out work on comments, so all of this feedback will factor into that.
Keep it coming.
I’d also like to see the ability to disable comments on pages, instead of completely disabling. Right now I am working through how to do this, since I only want commenting enabled on posts.
I’d also like to see the subscribe option somehow for page. I like the idea of folks being able to subscribe, but I want them to subscribe to my page, not me. I am guessing this would be done by adding my page to their interest lists instead of subscribing.
I was planning to switch to the official Facebook plugin because I love the Page posting features as well as mentioning people.
However, I don’t like the way the comment show inside the main content box, especially since I also use the Disqus plugin.
If you could modify things or give the option to show things like this, it would be great.
See this example using the SEO Facebook plugin: http://www.ethicalvideogames.com/2012/04/26/how-apple-could-fix-the-in-app-purchase-issues/ for an example)
Thank you for listening to us users 🙂
Would really love to be able to see social use on my site while logged in as my page rather than having to switch to my personal account.
FYI, we fixed a couple of minor bugs in 1.0.1: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook/changelog/
Need a bit better QA before deployments 🙂
After the error, I notice that the plugin is no longer installed, at all. Going to try to reinstall.
Reinstall failed. Looks like I am going to have to do things the hard way.
Fortunately, I haven’t launched yet (but neither have I done a backup, Keeping my fingers crossed!)
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