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  • Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    I need more specific information. What are you trying to get working that doesn’t work?

    Well, i think I’ve figured out that I need to turn on widgets and add some shortcodes before all this will work. I did not that I cant comment using FB though on posts. The wordpress fields are still there (which I don’t want), and I see the words connect with facebook but its not a button that I can actually use.

    I also just added a sidebar widget for connecting to facebook, it has the same problem.

    Okay, I solved the Text only “connect to facebook” problem. But I still want to disallow comments that are not authenticated from facebook, and I seem not to have fb avatars on posted comments. Is that the way its supposed to work?

    Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Okay, you’ve got a few changes you need to make.

    First, to remove the fields, you’ll need to edit your theme and just remove those fields. The FB Connect button doesn’t need the fields there to work.

    To get avatars working, you’ll need to figure out why they’re not working. Some themes do it wrong, basically. I wrote a post describing the basic problem here:

    Basically, you’ll need to find how your theme displays avatars and fix it to call the get_avatar function correctly. Then the SFC-Comments plugin can replace the normal avatars with Facebook ones.

    Got it. Thanks. Awesome plugin BTW.

    Okay I’ve found one more issue thats a big one, but if I can get this going you will be the best guy on the planet.

    In Edit Post > Post > Publish to Facebook Application: I get the following error from Facebook:

    An error occurred with KSU African American Student Alliance. Please try again later.

    I have no idea what to do.

    Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Edit your FB Application. Make sure the URLs on the “Web site” tab are correct.

    Thanks. All set. Your amazing.

    trademarq, how do you solve the Text only “connect to facebook” problem? I have the same issue too.

    I’ve got the same problem also. I’d love to know how you solved it.


    got the answer from the plugin page FAQ.

    In your comments.php file (or wherever your comments form is), you need to do the following.

    Find the three inputs for the author, email, and url information. They need to have those ID’s on the inputs (author, email, url). This is what the default theme and all standardized themes use, but some may be slightly different. You’ll have to alter them to have these ID’s in that case.

    Just before the first input, add this code: [div id=”comment-user-details”] [?php do_action(‘alt_comment_login’); ?]

    (Replace the []’s with normal html greater/less than signs).

    Just below the last input (not the comment text area, just the name/email/url inputs, add this: [/div]
    That will add the necessary pieces to allow the script to work.

    The [/div] is before the endif;


    Thanks. I’m still having trouble getting it to work. Here’s my code. Maybe you can see what I’ve done wrong.

                <div id="comment-user-details"> <?php do_action('alt_comment_login'); ?>
                        <label for="author">Name<?php if ($req) echo "<span>*</span>"; ?>: </label>
                        <input type="text" class="medium" id="author" name="author" value="<?php echo esc_attr($comment_author); ?>" />
                        <label for="email">Email<?php if ($req) echo "<span>*</span>"; ?>: <em>Will not be published</em></label>
                        <input type="text" class="medium" id="email" name="email" value="<?php echo esc_attr($comment_author_email); ?>" />
                        <label for="url">Website:</label>
                        <input type="text" class="medium" id="url" name="url" value="<?php echo esc_attr($comment_author_url); ?>" />
    			<?php endif; ?>


    Have you activated the SFC-comment? If not, the connect button will not appear 🙂

    Yes. Is there another piece of the plugin I’m missing maybe? (screenshot) That was my first problem which I thought would fix it but it didn’t. I can’t really see what’s going wrong. It looks like it should work.

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