Support » Plugin: Simple Facebook Connect » [Plugin: Simple Facebook Connect] Register user with publish_actions permission?

  • Resolved Maxaud


    I need it so when users login/register for the site it asks them for publish_actions permissions. It’s all configured within my app and it works fine if you add the app through Facebook but if you add the app by logging into the site it doesn’t ask the user for them.

    How would I go about adding this so it prompts them for this permission?

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  • Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    SFC does not support “actions” in any real way, so there’s no need for it to ask them for those permissions. Asking for extra permissions before you actually need them is a good way to make your site seem like it’s invading privacy.

    Otto, thanks for the quick response.

    My site publishes actions to Facebook’s Open Graph API so I need users to approve this permissions when the app gets added to their profile. The site/webapp will be driven around these actions so I don’t think it will be an invasion of privacy to ask for them from the start.

    I didn’t think SFC would have a need for permissions, but I thought it might be achievable in some manner since it’s a framework used to “add any sort of Facebook functionality you like to a WordPress blog.”

    If this is not possible, then I suppose I can simply prompt the user with the “Add to timeline” button after signing up but would like to avoid the extra step if possible.

    In addition to this, I’m noticing on a different site using the plugin, users have to go through the registration form twice to actually get an account. Is this expected behavior?

    Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    It’s not that you *can’t* implement actions and such using SFC. You totally can. But I’m not going to, because I dislike actions and see them as a very serious privacy problem.

    As for permissions, again, I hold with the notion that Facebook itself espouses, which is to only ask for the permissions you need right away. If you need more permissions later, then wait until later to ask for them. Don’t ask for the publish_actions permission until right before you publish an action for the very first time.

    See, if I’m registering for a site and it asks me for publish_actions or something else that it doesn’t need immediately, then I close the window and never visit that site again, along with badmouthing it on Twitter and such. I’m not alone in this respect.

    With regards to the issues you’re having with the plugin, yeah… it’s got a few bugs now. I’m currently working with some other people on building a new Facebook plugin entirely, which should remedy most of these problems. But it’s not ready yet. Soon, though. 🙂


    Thanks again for a prompt reply.

    Need any beta testers for the new plugin?

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