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


222 reviews
Average Rating
2.2 out of 5 stars
Hard to configure
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If you are used to 2minutes click-install-configure plugins, this is not the one for you!

By , for WP 3.9.1

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).

By , for WP 3.8.3

nice plugin but facebook page link instead of id!!!

Doesn't work! Social Publisher is Broken
By , for WP 3.9.1

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?

Unable to Associate User with Facebook
By , for WP 3.9.1

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.

Ted Stresen-Reuter

This is NOT a plugin !
By , for WP 3.9.1

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a hilarious video by Steven Stallone which tries to talk you through the settings but even his 6 month old video is out of date.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
By , for WP 3.9.1

Breaks pagination for custom page templates.


Low support
By , for WP 3.8.3

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.

Works great, out of the box
By , for WP 3.8.3

Configured my Facebook app, plugged in the codes, and it worked in less than 10 min.

Don't bother
By , for WP 3.8.1

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.

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