Support » Plugin: Social Media Auto Publish » URGENT!! SMAP NO LONGER PUBLISHING TO FACEBOOK

  • SMAP was working fine and publishing to Facebook until today. The error Facebook returns to SMAP is:

    ERROR: (#200) Requires either publish_actions permission, or manage_pages and publish_pages as an admin with sufficient administrative permission

    Facebook changed their policy, effective Aug 1, and apps using certain APIs require approval.

    From my understanding apps that simply post links to a page (like Social Media Auto Publish) did not need approval, but it seems like SMAP is using restricted functions.

    I am not using v3.0 API but v2.12 as advised by SMAP support here earlier.

    2018-08-01_0953

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by NanoWisdoms.
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  • Facebook reports this on my app using SMAP:
    2018-08-01_1151

    As far as I thought, I didn’t think SMAP used these Facebook API features:

    user_friends
    user_link
    user_gender
    user_age_range

    and so didn’t think it should be a problem, as Facebook says.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by NanoWisdoms.

    I’m trying to complete and submit an Facebook App Review to get my use of SMAP approved, but frankly I have no idea what needs to be supplied. The error reported by SMAP in the log is:

    ERROR: (#200) Requires either publish_actions permission, or manage_pages and publish_pages as an admin with sufficient administrative permission

    After starting the process I get the following which says I need to get approval for both manage_pages and publish_pages

    2018-08-01_1346

    Fine. Then it says this:

    2018-08-01_1347

    In the mean time, if I try click on add details for publish_pages, I get this problem and seems like I can’t go further because Facebook says publish_pages can’t be used to publish content automatically to Facebook, which is all SMAP does (Social Media Auto Publish).

    2018-08-01_1348

    Now I’m sure there is a simple answer to all this but to the plugin developers …

    It would be very helpful if you could provide all of us non-technical users of your plugin with step by step instructions and information we need to supply to Facebook to get approval because we are not familiar with your plugin and how it interacts with Facebook so have no idea what technical and other information they require.

    Thank you.

    Some of us have been asking for ages about this change to Facebooks procedures and how to proceed without a resolution.

    This plugin just became quite useless for most of its users.

    Seems like time to find a better solution. What are the best alternatives? Any suggestions?

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by NanoWisdoms.

    The updated plugin will be released as soon as possible.
    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/new-solution-for-wp-facebook-auto-publish/
    Thank you.

    I’m looking into this plugin:

    WordPress to Buffer
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-to-buffer/

    Which publishes WordPress posts to Buffer and then buffer pushes them out to all social media (so they are the ones who have approved applications with FB, etc. and we don’t need to waste time getting SMAP approved).

    BTW FB reports that getting an approved currently takes 7 weeks because of the back log. So that’s 7 weeks after if and when SMAP releases their new version, supposedly in a week they say (but which apparently they didn’t bother about for months while everyone was asking for resolution before the crisis hit). And so that’s 8+ weeks assuming you get approved and do not end up wasting additional weeks resolving any problems FB reports.

    WordPress to Buffer needs a Buffer account, but the free Buffer account allows 3 social media accounts (including Instagram and Google plus — so actually more options than SMAP):
    https://buffer.com/pricing

    It says only 10 scheduled posts are allowed, but if the objective is to simulate SMAP, and post immediately, I’m thinking this should be a problem since there will be no scheduled posts.

    Has anyone had any experience with this plugin and Buffer?

    Guys I found one plugin that works very well for multiple pages. It will publish to your social media page as your personal account. For normal users its not an issue.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/accesspress-facebook-auto-post/

    Easy to Configure.

    Try to publish through Facebook Mobile API. For normal facebook publishing its more than enough. Please try it and let me know the results

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