Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Yoast Claims My FB App ID Invalid

  • I had been using this plugin for years. In recent months, we decided to reboot the site by starting from scratch. When setting up Yoast social, I entered my Facebook App ID, that I have had for nine years, and it claims that my App ID doesn’t appear to be valid. I went as far as creating a new one and it’s still the same. I never experienced this issue ever, but I can’t get any support for this issue unless I pay. Ridiculous. Gonna try another one now. It was good while it lasted but don’t have an issue unless you want to pay.

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  • Plugin Support monbauza


    Hi @shinzon30,

    Thanks for your comment.

    First of all, let us clarify that it’s not strictly necessary to enter a Facebook App ID under SEO > Social > Facebook. Leaving this field empty won’t interfere with the ability to share posts on Facebook but may limit your ability to use Facebook features like Insights.

    That being said, can you please make sure the Facebook App is in Live mode. If it’s in Development mode, Yoast SEO won’t be able to verify it and it will return a “The Facebook App ID you entered doesn’t exist” message.

    If you still have problems, please feel free to open a new topic in the plugin forum so that our support team can assist you further (you don’t need to be a premium user to get support).


    I’m having a similar problem, and I can’t seem to find a solution in the forums. I have a working, live Facebook APP, but Yoast doesn’t recognize it.

    I created a support request – here’s the link to my issue, FYI:

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