Publicize facebook

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  • #453025

    Is anybody else having trouble authorising wordpress to allow posts to appear on facebook.

    I click the link to go to facebook to authorise it and it redirectes straight back to my dashboard.

    Ta

    The blog I need help with is littleacornsgifts.wordpress.com.

    #453345

    timethief
    Member

    As this addition of Facebook was only announced yesterday I’m thinking you may wish to contact Staff and report your experience to them. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #453350

    will do cheers

    #453355

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. If you would like to return and share the solution in this thread I’m sure it will be appreciated by those who may experience the same problem as well.

    #453388

    shimworld
    Member

    I just tried it and it worked OK for me

    “You have successfully connected your WordPress.com blog with your Facebook account.”

    #453495

    bgoodsy
    Member

    same problem — i click the authorization link and stay on global dashboard

    #453496

    hanni
    Member

    1. Log into your WordPress.com blog. Go to your blog’s dashboard -> “My Blogs” -> uncheck “Facebook” under “Publicize”.
    (On the “My Blogs” page, make sure you’re looking at the correct row for the blog in question.)

    2. Reload the page and confirm that the Facebook checkbox is unchecked.

    3. Log into your Facebook account. Go to “Account” (upper right corner) -> “Application Settings”. Remove “WordPress.com” by clicking the “X” in its row. (If there is no WordPress.com row, don’t worry, just skip this step).

    4. Log *back* into your WordPress.com blog. Go to your blog’s dashboard -> My Blogs -> *reclick* “Facebook” under “Publicize”.

    5. Wait for the popup appear that asks you to “Authorize connection with Facebook”. Click that button.

    6. You’ll be taken to Facebook and asked to “Allow” several pieces. Allow them all.

    #453499

    shimworld
    Member

    Facebook recently made some changes to how it displays shared links. It seems it no longer displays thumbnails from URL links and this is also true for the links published by WordPress.com in FB profile. I like it better when FB used to include a thumbnail because it gives the post appeal and attention. I have feeds setup that does the same thing but so far only feeds from “RSS Graffiti” (a FB app) continues to show thumbnails.

    #453501

    mdawaffe
    Staff

    Facebook authentication was broken. If you were an early adopter and connected your WordPress.com blog to your Facebook account, you’ll probably get some errors at some point (either you’ve gotten them already or you’ll get them sometime soon: maybe both :)).

    These errors are because Facebook only granted WordPress.com temporary access to your Facebook account, despite WordPress.com asking for more persistant access.

    We’ve fixed the bug, but if you get any errors, please follow the steps Hanni listed above.

    Apologies for the hassle.

    If you’re still having problems, you’ve probably hit some other snag, and we can help you if you contact support.

    PS: If you authenticated after I wrote this message here, you’re all set – the bug was already fixed and you shouldn’t get any errors.

    #453502

    mdawaffe
    Staff

    shimworld, we’re working on getting images and videos sent to Facebook properly to give your posts that added appeal and attention :)

    #453504

    shimworld
    Member

    I knew there were other reasons why I love WordPress so much (and even successfully evangelized WP blogs to a number of friends across several continents when they were considering the other alternative). When you have photographs that people love, they immediately want to know what camera you use, your religion, diet, blood type and oh, the blog you showcase them on :)

    #453514

    srj84
    Member

    Is it possible to forward WordPress posts to a specific Facebook group rather than to the general Facebook News Feed? Thanks.

    #453515

    timethief
    Member

    @srj84
    I don’t think so because Groups have Pages and wordpress.com doesn’t currently support Facebook Pages
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/02/27/publicize-facebook/#comment-82360

    #453516

    srj84
    Member

    Thanks. Hopefully that will become possible soon as it allows bloggers to better focus their material on Facebook.

    #453517

    timethief
    Member

    @srj84
    This is a stab in the dark, so if it’s off base, please forgive me, in advance.
    I’m wondering if this would do?

    For now, the best option would be to use the Notes FB app http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2347471856 on your company’s FB page and import your blog from there.

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/posting-to-a-facebook-page?replies=3#post-439066

    #453518

    Hi,
    I am having no luck linking to either Facebook or Twitter. I tried hanni’s steps a couple of times, and it didn’t help. Once I link, how long til it’s posted? I’m sure I’ve waited at least half an hour.
    If anyone has any advice or just wants to share in my misery, lol, please let me know!

    #453519

    srj84 – you can do this, but you have to do it from the Facebook
    On the Fan Page you import the blog feed

    #453529

    I’m getting stuck, over and over, at the Allow Publishing screen (second “allow” screen). Hanni’s steps don’t help. Any suggestions?

    #453531

    casagentili
    Member

    I publicized a post, I made changes to the post. published the changes, but no publicize has been performed to FB and Twitter. now I’m enabled to uncheck the FB and Twitter check in that post. Any suggestions?

    #453532

    @trackinginthemud Getting stuck at the Allow Publishing screen sounds like something’s not getting connected properly somewhere along the line. Can you try clearing browser cache and cookies and start the steps over?

    @asagnentili Just to check, are you sure the publicize options are setup correctly in your My Blogs page?

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