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  • Hi Otto,

    First of all, let me congratulate you for the release of the long-awaited 1.0 version of your excellent plugin ! 😉
    Here are my remarks and questions regarding the new version. Hope this might help you :
    – In the facebook page for developers , my Fan page appears as an application. I was wondering if I still need an application to publish on my own facebook page ?
    – it would be great if we can translate the text displayed once someone is logged in to comment “Hi X, you are connected to your facebook account, etc.” and “share this comment on facebook”.
    – I would love to have checkboxes to display the photos in the like plugin
    – I don’t if it’s possible to include recommendations in the activity stream

    I know we could do many of these things by digging into the code or using the functions, but just my 2 cents & my questions of this great plugins.

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  • Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    – Yes, you need an application. That isn’t your fan page appearing as the application. The application is separate from the page, and is how the plugin interfaces with Facebook. Bottom line, to use Facebook’s Graph API, you must have an application.

    – The plugin should be fully translation ready using the standard methods. It’s looking for the files in the plugin directory. Let me know if I missed any strings.

    – The automatic like button is intentionally designed to be simple. If you want to customize it, you can call the sfc_like_button function in your theme directly, with whatever arguments you wish.

    – I don’t have the slightest bit of control over what appears in those widgets. The activity stream is a straightforward implementation of FB’s own widget:

    Thanks for your quick reply.
    Basically, you missed these strings (or maybe there isn’t any french translations available ? Do you need my help ?) :
    Hi X, you are connected to your facebook account, etc.” and “share this comment on facebook” and “Connect with Facebook” in the comments plugin.

    I also had an issue if I activate the plugin in the network. The plugin was not available in my various blogs. The call to the functions gave me errors, so I had to activate to each and every blog 🙁
    Is it normal ?

    I would also specify the number of characters in the publish settings. By default, it’s too much (IMHO).

    Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    I didn’t miss those strings. They’re in the sfc-comments.php file and they have the proper __() surrounding them. You should be able to translate them normally.

    The excerpt length is 1000 characters, the maximum FB allows. If you want to reduce it, you can use the sfc_excerpt_length filter to return the max number of characters it should use.

    And the plugin works fine with Network Activation, though you do have to configure it for each site separately. I use it that way myself across 5 sites. You do have to have a separate application for each site though, if they’re on different domains. If they share a base domain, then they can all have the same Application settings. You can also use the SFC_APP_SECRET, SFC_APP_ID, and SFC_FANPAGE defines if you want to force all sites on a network to use the same settings for those.

    Thanks for your answer.

    Do we need the automatic publishing activated to have the comments imported ? Does it work if it’s published via the “Facebook publisher” button ?
    How does it work for previous published articles ?

    Plugin Author Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Yes, no, works fine if they were published automatically.

    Ya, I think they will be fine and were published automatically.

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