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    I installed the SFC plugin on my site and filled in the App Key, Secret and ID and activated the SFC Login sub-plugin.

    The FB button shows up on login screen but it doesn’t let me login. something happens and I am shown as

    ERROR: Facebook user not recognized

    Any ideas what could be wrong?

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  • The error message seems clear enough. You’re trying to log in using a Facebook account, but it doesn’t recognize that Facebook user as actually having an account on the system.

    Log in normally. Then go to Users->Your Profile. Connect your WordPress account to your Facebook account. Then it will know who you are when you try to log in.

    Ok! I get it now.

    The user can use to fill up comment directly but for login he needs to register through either FB register sub-plugin or if the user already has a account then he has to link it with the FB account.

    Am I right? Correct me if I am wrong.

    Yep, you got it.

    Ok! It looks like it is not working for me.
    When I click on the FBConnect button ->

    • If I am not logged in, then it ask me to login and if I login then it disappears.
    • If I am logged in, it will just do something and then nothing to show

    Tried clearing cookies and on a diff browser but the same thing.

    Any ideas what is causing this?
    Concerned site –
    Dashboard –

    I had the same problem and what I did to fix it is go to your wordpress dashboard while logged in as Admin, go to the General Settings and make sure you have checked the box: Anyone can register.

    After I did that, anyone can connect and register for the site.

    Hi everyone,

    I just need a bit more help here.

    I uncommented the code at the bottom of the Comment file and noted that my FB avatar was now being displayed in the dashboard. However, that same avatar still does not appear beside my comments. How do I rectify this?

    I also understand from your previous conversations that first time users who try to login with FB credentials will STILL need to register for WP, just that this WP account will be linked to their FB ones. I’ve noted websites such as CNet allowed a single login without any further registration. Anyone found plugins like these?

    Thanks for reading this!

    SFC-Register does make the user register by picking their name and confirming their email, but it has a hidden transparent mode if you want to skip that step.

    Add this to the wp-config.php file:
    define ('SFC_REGISTER_TRANSPARENT', true);

    And voila, one-click registration. Don’t enable it until all your existing users have already connected their existing accounts though, because if they haven’t connected and try to login, then it’ll create a new account for them, which can be confusing to your users.

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