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AutoFacebook Joomla! Plugin Documentation
Friday, 27 November 2009 16:16

This is the Documentation for the AutoFacebook plugin:


Features and Change log

v1.0 - First release, features:

- Updates Facebook user status when new article is created or published (configurable).

- Allows publishing extra static text after or before the title.

- Allows adding link to article

 

Installation

Installing the AutoFacebook system plugin is pretty straight forward like most Joomla! plugins:

- Download the plugin zip file (no need to extract since Joomla! installs straight from the zip)

- Navigate to your Joomla! administration page and click "Extensions => Install/Uninstall"

- Browse to the downloaded zip file and click "Upload and Install"

 

Step by step configuration

Installing was easy but we are not quite there yet, a little configuration is needed to connect it to your Facebook account:

- Enter your Joomla! administration page and go to "Extensions => plugins"

- Find System-AutoFacebook on the plugin list and click it.

- On the right side of the page you have a list of parameters that you can set. they are all pretty straight forward and if you hover your mouse over the labels a description pops up. The only ones that are a bit tricky are the three first ones: API key, API secret and User ID. These come from your facebook app and I will guide you trough creating one:

- Go to http://www.facebook.com/developers/createapp.php to create a new application.

- Enter a name for your application in the Application Name field (This could be the name of your site for example it's not relevant for the plugin).

- Accept the Developer Terms of Service, then click Save Changes.

- On the Basic tab, keep all of the defaults.

- Take note of the API Key and API Secret.

- Click the Connect tab. Set Connect URL to the top-level directory of the site where you plan to install AutoFacebook (this is usually your domain, like http://www.example.com).

- (Optional step not relevant for plugin) You can include a logo that appears on the Facebook Connect dialog. Next to Facebook Connect Logo, click Change your Facebook Connect logo and browse to an image file. The logo can be up to 99 pixels wide by 22 pixels tall, and must be in JPG, GIF, or PNG format. (Filename cannot be 'icon')

- Click Save Changes.

- Done... you have your app. Now put the API key and API secret on the plugin configuration.

- Only two more things to do, Find your Facebook User ID and give the plugin posting authorization:

- The User Id is the number that appears on the url of your photo albums, to find it go to your profile, click on your profile picture and the page you end up has a url like http://www.facebook.com/#/album.php?profile=1&id=XXXXXXXXXX where XXXXXXXXXXX is your User ID.

- To give permission to the app to change your status you need to:

- Go to your facebook homepage (login if you are not already logged in)  ------>[Thanks to George Brink and Sammie for this tip]

- Paste the following link into your browser address bar and visit it to give permission to the app to update your status:

Substituting [API KEY] for your API Key and [USER ID] for your user ID


http://www.facebook.com/connect/prompt_permissions.php?api_key=[API KEY]&v=1.0&next=http://www.facebook.com/connect/login_success.html?xxRESULTTOKENxx&display=popup&ext_perm=read_stream,publish_stream,offline_access&enable_profile_selector=1&profile_selector_ids=[USER ID]

 

note: if you try to publish a message without having permission you will get an error with this link automatically formated for your account

 

Thats it!! feels like a lot but it's really simple!! :)

ENJOY!!

 

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0 #364 2013-08-26 07:32
Hello,thanks for making this plugin its installed fine but when i add new article and save it at that time "- AutoFacebook error - User must have accepted TOS" this type of message will be through please help me and solve it.
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+1 #363 2012-12-06 17:28
Quoting rahool:
I am getting error AutoFacebook error - User must have accepted TOS
please help


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I am getting error AutoFacebook error - User must have accepted TOS
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0 #359 2012-11-08 22:20
Since facebook deprecated offline_access and also the way of authorize aplication its necesary to request a new token, that has a small time of life, to do this you use :
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0 #358 2012-09-26 03:05
Quoting Hans:
Also like Kim I got the message about the augustus 2012 stuff. However I am not able anymore to set this off?
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Also like Kim I got the message about the augustus 2012 stuff. However I am not able anymore to set this off?
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does not work. anyone knows solution to this problem?
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0 #355 2012-07-26 13:21
Anyone able to fix the TOS issue?

Error reads as below when attempting to post an article.

AutoFacebook error - User must have accepted TOS

User has already accepted the TOS.
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0 #354 2012-07-25 17:22
Quoting Kim:
Any update on how to get this to properly work with the new version of Facebook? I get an error however none of the comments before mine solve the issue.

Error message:

ERROR: This endpoint has been deprecated. To temporarily reenable it, you may disable the "august_2012" platform migration. It will be disabled perman


Never-mind I figured it out. Go to the advanced section of the app that you created and disable: August 2012 Breaking Changes. Save and then wait a few moments and then type in the string:

http://www.facebook.com/connect/prompt_permissions.php?api_key=[Key]3&v=1.0&next=http://www.facebook.com/connect/login_success.html?xxRESULTTOKENxx &display=popup&ext_perm=publish_stream&enable_profile_ selector=1&profile_selecto r_ids=[xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxx]
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Any update on how to get this to properly work with the new version of Facebook? I get an error however none of the comments before mine solve the issue.

Error message:

ERROR: This endpoint has been deprecated. To temporarily reenable it, you may disable the "august_2012" platform migration. It will be disabled perman
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