March 13, 2011

How to Install & Setup Facebook Comment Plugin in WordPress!


Hey everyone it’s Friday and the weekend is almost here so where ever you are in the world have a good one. But!!! Before I crack open a cold one, in today’s post I’d like to share with you a short tutorial on how to install and setup the Facebook comment plugin into your WordPress blog.

Get the Plugin

First of all you’ll need to download the plugin from the WordPress.org plugin directory or alternatively go straight to the plugin download page to retrieve it.

Plugin in Action

“What this plugin simply does is migrates the Facebook commenting system into your blog.
Your readers will have the option of using the Facebook commenting box or the
conventional WordPress comment box to interact on your blog.”

Facebook comment WordPress

Upload…

Ok once you have the plugin on your hard-drive the next step is to upload it to your plugins folder in WordPress. If you’re not too sure about this go to your plugins folder and hit Add New. Then hit the Upload button link and browse your hard drive to find the downloaded plugin file and hit Install. You’ll need to upload the whole file.

After you’ve hit the Activate Plugin button we can the move on to configuring the settings to your desired effects.

Core Settings

In the core settings section you will need to enter your valid application ID and application secret. If you don’t have these you can find them from your Facebook applications page.

Check the screenshot below for examples of where to install these settings.

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Facebook 1

Configuration

The configuration options include the following features with this plugin:

  • Ability to adjust the comment box size to match your blog themes symmetrical design.
  • Option to remove grey scale background for better blending.
  • Option to add or remove Like button feature.
  • Option to have comments featured on post and pages / posts or pages.
  • Option to hide your WordPress comments on posts and pages / posts or pages.
  • Option to have your comments appear in chronological order or newest first.

Plus more…

Job Done…

That’s it, once you have added your API details and saved your configuration settings the plugin will go to work for you. Try and refresh you blog in your browser to ensure everything has gone to your liking.

Oh and since this is a nifty little plugin, consider being a Good Samaritan and donate what you can to the guys who developed it.

Enjoy…

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About Fabrizio Van Marciano

Fabrizio Van Marciano is a successful artist and blogger working from his home in North Cornwall, UK. His insight into online business marketing, web design and self-promotion has lead him to become one of the UK's biggest selling modern contemporary artists with over 3,000 original canvas paintings sold worldwide. Fabrizio now shares his tips, advice and tutorials on all aspects of internet business marketing, blogging tips, WordPress, internet tech reviews and much more. You can follow Fabrizio on Twitter & Facebook.

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