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Nothing works - and I mean nothing aside from logging on via Faceb (10 posts)

  1. rekabis
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a vanilla setup of WordPress. Heck, I haven't even gotten around to changing the theme much yet.

    I have several plugins installed:

    • Bad Behaviour
    • Events Manager
    • Officers Directory
    • WP-Mail-SMTP
    • Simple Facebook Connect

    The problem I have is that absolutely nothing about Simple Facebook Connect works. There is no Login button for facebook users to use. There are no "like" buttons anywhere -- even using the shortcode inside the post itself does nothing (I don't even see the shortcode text itself on the post's page).

    And most importantly, posting to the group for whom this WordPress site was set up for doesn't work. When I try to get a token, the process fails ("Fan Page Access Token not found. Cannot autopublish to Facebook Page. Try re-saving this page."). Refreshing the page causes other tokens to disappear. When I try to force-post to Facebook, I get the error message that "An error occurred with [group]. Please try again later."

    I even tried installing the trunk files, with ZERO improvement (although nothing degraded).

    In fact, about the only thing that DOES work is the facebook connect itself. Yeah, I did say that the Facebook login button wasn't visible from the front page -- it isn't. But when I add the Meta widget, which has the standard WordPress login link, there *IS* a Facebook button on *THAT* login page (although it is a very small button, barely wider than the like buttons, and is easily ignored against the actual WP login button). When I login using that facebook icon, it does work, although logging out is impossible without deleting the last hour of browsing history (cookies, etc.). This is for any browser I use, although I am trying to debug SFC via the admin panel in Firefox, and doing the "not logged in" checking of features in other browsers such as Chrome.

    Suggestions? I am seriously at a loss here. You can check the site out at http://www.cfiokanagan.org/

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-facebook-connect/

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

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Your theme has the wp_footer() call commented out entirely using HTML comments. This will naturally break any plugin trying to use the wp_footer to insert code.

    In other words, nothing works because the Facebook JS code has been disabled by code in your theme.

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

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh, and SFC doesn't support posting to Groups yet. Fan Pages, yes, Groups, no.

    What's the Page you're trying to have it auto-post to?

  4. rekabis
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    http://www.facebook.com/groups/cfi.okanagan/

    Besides, it was another thread on Facebook (the plugin app page) where I asked if v2 would do Groups, and I believe it was you that said yes. Not accusing, just saying.

    I have another app that can post to the group, but I temporarily removed it to try yours out.

  5. rekabis
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Your theme has the wp_footer() call commented out entirely using HTML comments. This will naturally break any plugin trying to use the wp_footer to insert code.

    Oh, for the love of Pete… I did this to prevent Bad Behaviour from putting its stats at the bottom of every page, having TOTALLY missed its option to not display stats at the bottom of every page.

    D’OH!!

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

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah, I had to release 1.1 early because of the October 1st changes. So a lot got left out. Next version, perhaps.

  7. rekabis
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Any comment on how high up on your priority list the group integration is? I would really like to know if this is on your radar, and when I might reasonably expect to see that feature.

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

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Not high up the list at the moment. Groups are tricky. They're not like pages or app walls, where it's you, as the page, posting your info to the world. A group is you, as you, posting to the group. This changes the dynamic of how and when you should post there for maximum desired effect.

    Defining how you want it to behave might help. It doesn't seem to make much sense that every post would go to a group, for example, although it might in some cases. Hard to make this generic without tons of extraneous configuration options.

  9. rekabis
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, I am using another plugin called Facebooker which seems to play nicely with yours. I shut down (on your plugin) any features that exist across both, since facebooker can actually (apparently) access the group for comments, likes and shares. It can also replace the WP comments system with Facebook’s comment engine. So far, it seems to be doing exactly what I want it to do, although I have yet to confirm that comments and likes on Facebook will be populated down to the blog, and vice versa. Shares seem to work just fine, as certain articles are showing that they have been shared a certain number of times through Facebook.

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

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh, no, it's certainly possible to do it. I just want to do it the right way. Which may not be the most obvious way.

    BTW, Likes don't cross propagate in the way you're thinking. That's not possible, given the way FB Likes work. A like on your page is not a like on the FB post, and vice-versa.

    Also, I highly dislike FB's comment engine plugin. That will very likely not be making it into SFC, although with the SFC base code, it would be a relatively trivial matter to just modify your theme to have the fb:commments tag and make it work.

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