Add Facebook social plugins and the ability to publish new posts to a Facebook Timeline or Facebook Page. Official Facebook plugin.
I have been unable to finish installation/setup. Specifically, I am unable to associate my wordpress user with my Facebook account as described here. Also, the installation and configuration documentation is sorely lacking. I'm sorry for the negative review, but I've spent hours and hours (days) trying to get this to work to no avail.
This is not a plugin! This is a test of your own sanity!
Where is the documentation or tutorial or something?
I found a hilarious video by Steven Stallone which tries to talk you through the settings but even his 6 month old video is out of date.
After hours of messing with this I find out Facebook changed the API in such a way that the "Facebook" plugin does NOT work. You have to go through a zillion amount of settings in the Facebook App Settings and even then, their own help screens and instructions are wrong and misleading.
The WordPress Developer Facebook profile for this app has the strap line "Making the world more social and connected." - Bollocks !
Plugins are supposed to be just that, plug it in, activate it, tweak a few settings and off you go. Best go elsewhere if that's what you were planning with this plugin!
Breaks pagination for custom page templates.
Have had it running on other blogs. When it works, it works. When it doesn't, it's like pulling teeth to get any support out of the Facebook developers. The FAQ has a vague maybe of how to fix the problem, with no details. it shouldn't take an advanced Comp Sci degree to get a plugin working.
That's it, i am now abandoning Facebook plugin. The layout is buggy, it isn't compatible with other extremely common plugins like Jetpack, it cant produce functioning links when sharing, and the authors doesn't seem to care at all about answering support questions in any serious matter. My advice to you all, skip the "like" button all together, it isn't that important now days anyway. Use the "Jetpack" plugin for sharing buttons, it is MUCH better and includes a lot more social medias.
First of all, dispite the difficulty I've experienced for about a week trying to set this plugin up, I still believe the programmer have tried its best in making this plugin useful for wordpress users.
So I hope with these input, the plugin can even be better useful to unskill users like myself in the future. I found this plugin not user friendly and very much difficult to set up, especially with setting up the open graph part which I found it to technical for normal user to use.
Whole afternoon spent in trying to make it work...ended up with nothing, uninstalled plugin. No explanation provided for begginers, if explanation found, it's related to a old FB user interface, not existing anymore. Facebook plugin developpers didn't show off...
I'll use Wordbooker instead, much better than this one (used it before).
This could be a great plugin, but it doesn't seem to be geared toward bloggers. Also, it lacks clear instructions as if it were thrown together in a slap-dash manner. That it forces one to use a personal Facebook profile instead of one's Facebook business place makes it much less useful than it could be.
I thought wordpress and its plugins were supposed to make things easy. I hope you've got hours/days of time free to set this plugin up, only to be disappointed with the results.
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