Support » Plugin: AddToAny Share Buttons » Publisher name on Facebook

  • Resolved milosztor

    (@milosztor)


    Helo, is something have changed? Few days ago when I shared something by this plugin I could clearly see who published a post on my FB page, but now it says published by app AddToAny: http://scr.hu/7n2w/sblcj

    I want to see the name of publisher. Facebook changed something or is it plugin fault?

    Thanks for help 🙂

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  • I second this question.
    Why are you messing with the referral?
    Why is this not entered in the change log?

    Plugin Author micropat

    (@micropat)

    Yep! AddToAny recently updated Facebook’s endpoint because Facebook is requiring an “app” to take advantage of advanced sharing features.

    To replace the app name in Facebook posts, you can set your website’s app_id using AddToAny Templates.

    Create an App for “Website” on Facebook if you don’t have an App ID yet. Tap the “Skip and Create App ID” button to quickly set a name and get an App ID (no need to “Setup the Facebook SDK for JavaScript” on your site).

    Check your existing apps on Facebook if the website already has an App ID.

    Once you have the website’s Facebook App ID, add the following code to your “Additional JavaScript” box in Settings > AddToAny:

    a2a_config.templates.facebook = {
        app_id: "5303202981",
        redirect_uri: ""
    };

    Just replace 5303202981 with your website’s Facebook App ID.

    Thank you for the clarification.

    Thanks for the reply but how can I see the name of publisher not the app like it was before?

    Plugin Author micropat

    (@micropat)

    Before, an app/publisher name wasn’t visible in Facebook user posts. Today, you can give a Facebook App the same name as the publisher/website if you want to replace the app name in user posts.

    @milosztor on a second look, I see that your screenshot is from a Facebook Page you manage. The app/publisher name is not shown to the audience on Facebook Pages. When you hover over the [?], Facebook explains: “Only people who manage this page can see who published.”

    That’s correct, I know that, but not only me is sharing posts from my website and if my Editors of my FB page shared something on my FB page I knew who was that. Now I can only see the app name whoever share it on my FB page. Can we do something with that? 😉

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by  milosztor.
    Plugin Author micropat

    (@micropat)

    @milosztor I see and you’re right, the human that posted on the Page is useful to know. It’s odd that Facebook doesn’t show who posted when using their official endpoint “app”-style as they require. To support your use case, this week we’ll look into reverting to Facebook’s old endpoint when you set the app_id parameter to empty.

    Thank you very much, I’m glad ;). Waiting for info.

    Plugin Author micropat

    (@micropat)

    @milosztor To use the old Facebook endpoint for your use case, add the following code to your “Additional JavaScript” box in Settings > AddToAny:

    a2a_config.templates.facebook = {
        app_id: "" // Use old Facebook endpoint & parameters
    };

    Facebook doesn’t document the old endpoint, nor provide all the parameters of the new one, so keep that in mind if/when you go to change Facebook parameters in the future. Hopefully Facebook simply resolves their “Published by” issue on managed Pages.

    Good to know! Thank you again. You are doing very good job :). Keep it up!

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