Simple Facebook Connect
( Hey, if you like SFC, why not check out Simple Twitter Connect too? )
Plugin: Simple Facebook Connect
Last updated: 135 days ago.
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Facebook Connect is somewhat difficult to integrate with WordPress sites. Many plugins exist to do this, but they are overly complicated, or have security problems, or just plain don’t do the things you want them to do.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
WordPress 2.9 or higher. Yes, this plugin is for WordPress 2.9, which has not been released as of this writing. Some pieces might work on 2.8, but some won’t.
- Easy to install and use.
- Modular. Only use the pieces you want to use.
- Integrates easily into any theme.
- Simple control panel, only has the options you need for the pieces you activate.
- Secure. Uses the latest WordPress coding techniques to eliminate tricky security problems.
- Comment using Facebook Identity (with FB avatar support)
- Automatically Publish new posts to Facebook Profile
- Manually Publish posts to FB Profile or Applicaton/Fan Page
- Login with your Facebook credentials
- New user registration with Facebook credentials
- Share button and Shortcode
- Connect Button Widget and Shortcode
- User Status Widget and Shortcode
- Live Stream Widget and Shortcode
- Bookmark Widget and Shortcode
- Find us on Facebook button Widget and Shortcode
- Fan Box Widget
- Fan Count Chicklet and Widget
- Pull comments back from Facebook published posts into your site
- (whatever you like, send me suggestions!)
- Upload the files to the `/wp-content/plugins/simple-facebook-connect/` directory.
- Activate the “Simple Facebook Connect” plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Configure Facebook Connect for your site by following the instructions on the Settings screen.
- Activate the sub plugins you want to use through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress and configure them appropriately. Some require no configuration at all, some require minor theme changes.
This plugin is licensed under the GPL Version 2 only.
Method to get support
Special note about the comments plugin
So many people ask me this question that I’m now sick of answering it. I’m going to put the answer here, and it’s also in the readme.txt file that comes with the plugin. In the future, if you ask me this question, you will not get a response.
To make the SFC-Comments plugin work (on older themes), you need to edit your comments form. This is probably in your theme’s comments.php file.
- Find the three inputs for the author, email, and url information. They need to have those ID’s on the inputs (author, email, url). This is what the default theme and all standardized themes use, but some may be slightly different. You’ll have to alter them to have these ID’s in that case.
- Just before the first input, add this code:
<div id="comment-user-details"> <?php do_action('alt_comment_login'); ?>
- Just below the last input (not the comment text area, just the name/email/url inputs), add this:
That will add the necessary pieces to allow the script to work.
Note: Newer themes that use the comments_form() function don’t have to add any code added to them at all. The plugin automatically handles that case.
After 3500 comments on this page, I’ve figured out that supporting the plugin here isn’t working well. So I’m moving support to the WordPress.org support forums. I monitor these regularly anyway, and it’s a better way to do this sort of thing.
If you need help, write a new post there. You can use this link to leave a comment specific to the plugin, and I’ll get notified when you do so.