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[Plugin: Simple Facebook Connect] wow. features? questions!

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  • Sorry for the delayed response.

    So far, I have the basic facebook connect functionality working. I’m still getting the “simple comments” piece working, but I’m really waiting for WordPress 2.9 to come out, because having comment metadata (which is in WP 2.9) makes it much easier to do avatar support.

    Long term, I’m going to go ahead and write up add-ons for login/authentication via FBConnect, along with anything else I can think of. The goal is to make it a sort of plugin type thing: activate only the pieces you want.

    Just added a simple addon to let you easily add a Share button to your posts. It demonstrates how relatively easy it is to add on this sort of thing.

    Hopefully I’ll find some time this week to work on it more. 🙂

    cool 🙂

    Added meta info to the share button.

    Added User Status widget.

    Interesting project, and it sounds simple, but how do I enable the modular plugins? The admin panel just displays my API key.

    The addon plugins are, in fact, plugins. So go activate them in the plugins area. They all have names like SFC-Whatever.

    If they have any configuration that they need, then that will be added to the SFC admin panel, after you activate them. Only the Share plugin has any extra configuration settings, I think. The User Status widget is just a widget. The Comments addon requires minor theme modification (see the readme.txt file).

    That’s what you get when you have 150 plugins installed on a sandbox WordPress installation and just search for “Facebook” to try to find the plugins.

    Sorry for my laziness, but thanks for your quick response!

    First stab at login/authentication is in there now. It doesn’t actually allow you to login yet, but it does allow you to tie your existing WordPress account to your Facebook account. See your Profile page.

    Actual login will come as soon as I figure out the WordPress auth system. 🙂

    wow! great progress. keeping an eye on this plugin 🙂

    btw. here are the 3 plugins I use on a site where I wanted the FB integration, maybe you get some more ideas for future features, depending on what you want to include:

    http://www.sociable.es/facebook-connect – offers community features, FB share features
    http://rpxwiki.com/WordpressPlugin – login via FB and others
    http://www.openparenthesis.org/code/wp – integrates wordpress into your FB account

    and one more idea: I saw that your plugin, is done modular but one ends up with several plugins, wouldn’t it be nice to activate just one plugin and have a settigns page where one can activate the other features, just like this plugin does? http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/members/

    Activating features like that means that all the functionality would be contained in one plugin. I like using the many-plugins concept to make it fast and lean. The bits you don’t activate never get loaded up.

    Yes, I could make the base plugin load the others itself, but the problem with that is that it’s redundant. WordPress already has a mechanism for loading plugins, why reinvent the wheel by making a plugin a) let you select sub-plugins and b) load them up?

    ok, no problem. Didn’t know the technicalities involved 🙂 I know that you know better.

    Did you have a look at the other plugins I listed as inspiration?

    Yep. Adding a fan box widget, and working on a way to let you publish your blog posts to the Application’s Page, as the Wall stream.

    Added publishing capabilities. It’s manual instead of automatic, but it works and will let you push a post to your Facebook Application’s Wall. What’s the point? Well, if you have Fans on your Facebook Application, then they will get your Posts as updates on Facebook. Neat, eh?

    I’ll automate it soon enough. 🙂

    sounds great. does it go the same route as the other plugins which require you to create an application on facebook, then copy over those API codes into the wordpress plugin?

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