Plugin Reviews


Add Facebook social plugins and the ability to publish new posts to a Facebook Timeline or Facebook Page. Official Facebook plugin.


225 reviews
Average Rating
2.2 out of 5 stars
API changes too much, slows down website, and latest change makes you go get
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code for like and comment boxes. So why bother with the app?

Extremely poorly documented and difficult to configure
By , for WP 3.9.2

FB's "documentation" describes things the plugin (apparently) can do, with no explanation of how to actually set those things up. Plus they change their UI and APIs so often any information you find on the Internet that's more than a few months old is out of date. Extremely frustrating experience, never was able to get social publisher to work

Like Box widget can't be made responsive
By , for WP 3.9.2

There is no way to set a fluid percentage-based width on the Facebook Like Box widget. You must set a fixed width in pixels, and the minimum width allowed is 292. If your sidebar gets smaller than that (like on an iPad or other tablet) the widget will break your layout. And if your sidebar expands (like on a smartphone in single-column layout) the widget will not fill the space.

It works!
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It is no so complicated to configure this plugin. Many features available.

3rd class plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

don't use this plugin,

3rd class support and 3rd class plugin

social publisher not working
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social publisher not working

3 hours later and still trying to figure it out
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Spent loads of time researching, looking for help on forums and watching videos with no good result. Plug-in deactivated and uninstalled.

Does not work
By , for WP 3.9.1

What an awful plugin! Does not work at all with wordpress 3.9.1 and is extremely complicated to setup, even for an advanced user.

Anyone know a good alternative to publish posts on facebook from wordpress?

Facebook wants to keep it all for themselves
By , for WP 3.8.3

I do have this plugin working on all fronts.
I installed it about a year ago.
The documentation was AWFUL, dreadful, frustrating. Missing 10's of steps in how to install and get it working. For a multi-billion dollar company, they should take more pride in their work.

The plugin should allow both wordpress and facebook comment systems to work simultaneously. It doesn't. Facebook wants everything to itself.
I have posted a couple of times to the support asking how to do this, with no responses.

The part that does work - sharing, posting to Facebook, like, share buttons, recommended posts, works great! The comment system works well too, but again, Facebook wants it all and prevents you from having both comment systems working at the same time.

Oh my God Facebook could you make it any worse
By , for WP 3.9

I cannot believe the ineffectiveness and complexity of this so-called plugin.
I have been trying to get the thing to work for 40 hrs.
I have reassigned my personal profile three times to my page on facebook and it defineitely is admin on my facebook page, so no problem there.

The buttons work of course no problem.

But then you come to the "Social Publisher" section ....................
Now I must say I have also re-installed the plugin 3 times to make sure it's not bugged in some way.
The links are not working on this page "Associate an Open Graph action-object pair for your application: people can publish an article" is stated to be a broken link in the web browser, and as many other people have stated the "associate wordpress to facebook account" is not working either.
There is no clear step by step explanation of what to do in a logical and CLEAR manner. Facebook are just giving you endless reems of gumpf to read and no guide.
Why are they making this so difficult, and why doesn't it work ? Why are the links to documentation broken - surely that is just basic admin that is not getting done !
Maybe facebook could produce a step by step, clearly written guide or tutorial videos for this instead of such a lacklustre. It is truly disappointing from such a huge company.
Check out Steve Stallones video on youtube, truly hilarious.

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