Support » Plugin: WPBook » [Plugin: WPBook] Comments from fb wall not importing

  • Although I feel like I’ve read everyone else’s issues with the importing feature, I’m still at a loss.

    Basically, my blog post is posting to my facebook profile page, but the comments are not importing.

    I have established an infinite session key and I have enabled wpbook to create a debug file.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  • Plugin Author John Eckman


    @cfengland – is a debug file getting created? It would be in your /wp-content/plugins/wpbook/ folder

    If so, can you send it to me? (eckman.john at

    If not, it may be that wp-cron isn’t working on your blog for some reason. You can install a plugin like Core Control in order to see what wp-cron tasks are scheduled, and then you can trigger them as well.

    Just to be clear, you’re hoping to import comments made on your Facebook profile page wall against excerpts to blog posts posted to that wall by WPBook?

    Sometimes folks expect something else to happen. 😉

    Hey, John – thanks for the response.

    Ok – maybe I am expecting something else to happen, ha. I was under the impression, that the post would post to my wall, then the comments under that post would post to my blog post wall ( Am I confused here?

    Plugin Author John Eckman


    No, that sounds about right.

    So your blog posts are posting to your wall, and people are commenting on those posts, but the comments aren’t being imported to Facebook?

    have you validated that the wp-cron task is scheduled and running? (You’ll need core control, which I linked to above, to validate this – or any other wp-cron plugin).

    Is a debug.txt file created?

    If wp-cron is running but no file gets created, you may need to change the permissions on the wpbook directory.

    Ok, just wanted to make sure I was on the right path with my expectations.

    Correct, when I publish a post in WP it publishes to my FB wall. However, when someone comments on my FB wall, it isn’t publishing to my WP post/wall.

    When I go to wp-content/plugins/wpbook/ – then I only see admin_includes, includes, and theme. No ‘folder’

    I just installed and activated Core Control, as well.

    Just emailed you the core_control_cron.php file.

    I feel slightly out of my league here… I understand coding, but only to an extent, ha.

    Plugin Author John Eckman


    So in /wp-content/plugins/wpbook/ you should see a debug.txt file created.

    When you activate Core Control, and turn on the “Cron Module” inside it (in your WordPress Dashboard, click on Core Control in the “Tools” Section, then activate Cron Module.

    Once that’s activated, you should see a “Cron Tasks” link at the top of that page – that will show a list of jobs currently scheduled for wp-cron.

    There should be one scheduled for hourly called “wpbook_cron_job”

    Hit “run now” on that task and see if it throws errors.

    I have seen cases where the hosting company doesn’t allow outbound http access – so your wordpress instance can’t reach out to Facebook to get comments.

    Nope, not finding a debug.txt file 🙁

    And, as far as the errors go, I ran the wpbook_cron_job and nothing came up.

    I’m using GoDaddy for my hosting.

    Plugin Author John Eckman


    Do you have an infinite session key? In your WPBook settings inside Facebook? WPBook needs this to be able to login to Facebook as you.

    Does it look like this format:


    or this format?:


    Yes, I do have an infinite session key, and, it looks like the former of the two (2.PpBi6My_r2_pP34gdYk8g__.3600.1296471600-519325696)

    Plugin Author John Eckman


    Might be worth checking out this thread because it may be your infinite-session -key that is the issue.

    Thanks, great – Just followed the instructions in that link and was given a 6 digit infinite code.

    Should I be concerned as to the missing debug file?

    Plugin Author John Eckman


    Let’s try the new infinite session key first – the one that doesn’t have 3600 in it.

    The debug.txt may not be created because of permissions on the wp-content/plugins/wpbook/ folder – you may need to enable write permissions on that directory for now to test it.

    Thanks – I’ve already put the new key in.

    Should I just give it a few hours before trying the to enable the write permissions?

    Plugin Author John Eckman


    Sure – the cron job should be set to run hourly. So let’s see if it makes any progress first, then worry about getting a better debug output.

    Great – Thanks again – I’ll keep you updated!

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