How To Add Facebook Comments To Your Self-hosted WordPress Site In 3 Easy Steps
I just added the ability to post Facebook comments on blog posts. (See below!) Here’s the step-by-step on how to do it.
Caveat: Facebook, as we all know, changes very rapidly and often without warning. As of this writing, this works fine, but no guarantees the next time they change something.
Step 1: Create an Application on Facebook for Your Site
You’ll need a Facebook Application ID and Secret codes to make this work. Go toÂ http://www.facebook.com/developers/createapp.php:
Enter a name for your app. It can be anything, but I like to use the URL of the site so I remember which app goes with which site. Press the “Create App” button and you will be prompted for a CAPTCHA code to prove you’re human, then you’ll be presented with this:
You don’t need to fill in anything further unless you want to. Simply press the “Save Changes” button. You will then see this:
Step 2: Install the Facebook Comments for WordPress Plugin
Step 3: Configure theÂ Facebook Comments for WordPress Plugin
TheÂ Facebook Comments for WordPress plugin has a lot of options. Here are the minimal ones I’ve found necessary to set:
In Basic Settings, enter the Application ID and Secret codes from the app you created on Facebook in Step 1. Click the “Include Facebook comments on blog” option.
Set the number of posts and the width of your Facebook Comments box.
That’s it! You’re done! Now people can post comments about your blog on their walls.
Issues: As of this writing, I’ve experienced a few issues with this plugin. The biggest issue I face right now is it doesn’t seem to work with Thesis from DIYThemes. The Like box shows up, but the comments box doesn’t. If anyone has found a workaround for this, please post a comment below. I would be in your debt. Thanks in advance.