Add Facebook social plugins and the ability to publish new posts to a Facebook Timeline or Facebook Page. Official Facebook plugin.
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?
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.
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.
I simply can not believe that Facebook came up with such a "plugin". To be honest regarding myself not a novice I couldn't even connect the API properly. Definitely I wouldn't need something called plugin for placings "like buttons", but for things like auto publishing. But as I said earlier API configuration is way too complex even for advanced user. Just waste of time
1. the comment box width is not suitable for responsive design, unable to set as 100% fluid
2. when i click like or share, the box doesnt display correctly
3. the recommendation bar works fine
4. unable to adjust the like box button margin to the post
The plugin completely connects you blog with facebook. My stats increased after using this. Comments / Share / Recommend it has everything. I dont understand why it has such low ratings. Probably because the interface is little intimading with so much of customization on offer.
If you are used to 2minutes click-install-configure plugins, this is not the one for you!
As many of these other reviews are noting, this plugin is broken with WP 3.9.1 . I have to say I expected better from Facebook given that the developers responsible for maintaining this plugin probably make six-figure salaries, and because Facebook has historically been a PHP shop (one would assume they have plenty of competent PHP devs there).
nice plugin but facebook page link instead of id!!!
As other reviewers have noted, you cannot link your WP Account/Profile with Facebook, which is required for the Social Plugin to work. This would be so nice to have working. Facebook: When will you pay attention to this?
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