Support » Plugin: Simple Facebook Connect » [Plugin: Simple Facebook Connect] This doesn't create accounts?

  • I thought this plugin will create a user account?

    It doesn’t do that?

    As when I try with a user that is not asscoaited with WP it doesn’t recognize the account.

    Isn’t that what this plugin is all about?? Allowing users to sign in with facebook?

    I’m confused.

    WP-Facebook connect is good and does this but it mucks up the profile URL’s displayed on the blog.

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  • Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)


    The SFC plugin is modular. If you want it to create accounts, activate the SFC-Login and SFC-Register plugins and make sure registration is enabled on the site. Then it will be able to create accounts from the login screen, using FB Connect.

    The SFC-Comments plugin does NOT create WP accounts.

    Hi Otto,

    If I get things right, there is no way to connect with the “connect with facebook” button to have instant access to the dashboard, without entering the password sent via email when registering, right?

    Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)


    No, you will get access to the dashboard immediately after you sign up. If you use the Facebook button to do the initial registration, then it’s one-click to login to the dashboard. No password needed.

    Thanks for your fast reply.

    So I must have misconfigured something. The “anyone can register” box is ticked, both SFC login and register plugins are activated. But each time a user registers, the browser reloads the login page with the following message added : “A password will be e-mailed to you.”

    I have tried this with my facebook account and my brother’s, same results.

    Do you have any thoughts please?

    Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)


    Are you sure about that?

    Registration with SFC-Register is a two step process.

    1. User clicks the button. This takes them to the register form where they pick a user name and put in their email. The SFC-Register plugin should fill both of those in for you. This screen should have that password message on it already.

    2. User clicks the “Register” button. Page should reload and then SFC-Login will take over and log them in.

    Well, I don’t really know what to say 🙂

    Maybe the problem comes from the fact that I want this to work through the login page, instead the register page(if this page exists)? I mean, the facebook connect button is in the form, in the login page :

    And on this page, when a user click the button, the facebook pop up opens, asking for creditentials. Then, in the same pop up, facebook asks the user if he’s ok with my website being able to send him emails. And after he confirms, the login page reloads as stated above.

    Do you somegthing wrong in all that?

    Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)


    Yes. Basically you’re confusing the two pages. That second screen isn’t the Login screen, it’s the create-a-new-account screen. You didn’t reload the login screen, you got taken to a new screen.

    The Register page looks similar to the Login page, but it’s not the same thing. When you get to the page that says Username and Email, then that’s you creating an account. This will happen after the FB popup goes away. It should fill in your name and email on that page, then all you have to do is to click the Register button, or change the username you want to have on the site and then click Register.

    You can’t log into the site without an account on the site, so you have to create that account. The SFC-Register plugin helps you do that by filling in the email address and name and such, but you still have to create the account.

    However, one benefit of creating an account using the FB login is that in the process of the account creation, the new WP account will be automatically linked to the FB account. So you’ll then be able to login just by clicking the FB Connect button.

    Essentially, when you click the FB Connect button, first it looks for any existing WP accounts already on the system that are connected to the FB account you log in as. If it finds one, then it just logs you in. If it doesn’t find one, and you have registration enabled, then the SFC-Register plugin takes over and sends you to the page where you can create the new WP account, which will be then connected to the FB account.

    Thanks again for your great support.

    Actually, I found that the “problem” I had was due to the fact I did not click register after SFC enters username and email. So if I’m on the login or register page, it works just fine, I just have to click register.

    btw, where can I change the text “Register for this site” that appears after the user clicked the “connect with facebook” nutton ?

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