Simple Facebook Connect
If you can see this, then there is some form of problem (3 posts)

  1. ripper234
    Posted 5 years ago #


    I'm seeing this message in the Edit Post page.

    "If you can see this, then there is some form of problem showing you the Facebook publishing buttons..."

    I've tried disabling all other Facebook-related plugins, and it didn't work. How can I debug this?

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    WordPress.org Tech Dude
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    While it's true that other plugins can interfere, sometimes this means that you setup your Facebook Application incorrectly. It's easy to fix though.

    First, go here: http://www.facebook.com/developers/apps.php. There you will find your Facebook Application. Click the "Edit Settings" link on it. From the settings pages, you'll want to look at the "Web Site" tab.

    The basic underlying problem here is that you have the wrong values on this page. The "Site URL" needs to be the *exact URL of your site*. And this does mean *exact*. Whatever shows up in the Browser URL bar is what you *MUST* put here. It's amazing how many people think their website has a "www" in it when it doesn't, for example. Or how people just use capital letters wherever the heck they please. These things *DO* matter, the values must be EXACTLY correct.

    Possible multisite problem:

    If you are using multisite with domain mapping, then you may have enabled the "Remote Login" and/or "Redirect Admin pages" options. These are fundamentally incompatible with Facebook. The way Facebook works is that it expects the domain name you're currently on to match whatever is set in the App itself. So if your admin side of things uses a different domain name than the actual site itself uses, then it's just not going to work at all.

    There is no possible way to workaround this. Don't use those two options in the Domain Mapping plugin.

    One of those two issues is generally the problem.

  3. ripper234
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks - I added "http://" in the beginning at now I see a "Connect with Facebook" icon in the Edit Post page, so I assume it's good.

    The next time I'll write a new post, I'll test it - thanks again.

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