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Useful Facebook Comments on your WordPress Website

Add useful Facebook comments to your WordPress Website

Lets face it getting people to comment can be a challenge especially with all the many hurdles they face just to place a comment you know what I am talking about such as the ever favorite ReCaptcha which 7 out of 10 time you cannot read and have to reload until you finally get one you can read or those simple question such as what is the colour of the sky? An even then once you place the answer something goes wrong and it does not accept it and then those times when you go through all that get the response wrong and it wipe out that wonderful 2 paragraph though you just tried to post…
There has been an option for some time to allow comments via Facebook but it had many issues the biggest of which was you lose all the SEO value provided by those comments and they stayed on Facebook and you lost out…

Well now you can avoid all that in one simple step by allowing your visitors to leave comments on your WordPress website using their most used social program Facebook wit his great plugin. The problems with using facebook for comments have been overcome in this plugins as it takes those comments down from facebook and places them into your database before displaying them on your site as well as taking all comments on your site and moving them up to Facebook.

 

 

Create useful Facebook Comments on your site with:


The plugin you want here is called:
SEO Facebook Comment 1.4.5.1


This plugin is fantastic in how it handles Facebook comments on both your website and on facebook, it even keeps the nice threaded look for you. Installing it is a breeze and I walk you though that below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can even keep your old commenting system & comments on the site if you like or remove them completely.

Installing this plugin take a few min but if you follow along it will be done in not time:

First: Go to your admin dashboard and under the plugins menu click on add new then search for SEO Facebook Comment

 

Now you need to install it and then activate it…. The look for a new menu item in the left called SEO facebook and click on it.. Once open you will get this area…

Here they have a convenient link for you to go to and create your Facebook App but in case you miss it here it is again…. http://www.plulz.com/how-to-create-a-facebook-app Make sure you are logged into the facebook account you want to create this app for… I will not duplicate their instructions as they are pretty comprehensive and simple… But if you like to go off on your own here is the link to facebook developers to create the app.. https://developers.facebook.com/apps

Once you have created the app which take all of about 5 min even if you have not yet registered as a developer then you need to locate the specific user ID for the Facebook page you want to share comments with.. Again they have a convient link to locate your ID but incase you miss it here is is again … http://www.plulz.com/how-to-get-my-facebook-user-id  or again if you want to head off on your own head here to get your Facebook user ID https://developers.facebook.com/tools/explorer/

Once all this is completed then you need to set a couple simple steps such as what width you want the comment box to be and the auto approve and if you want to hide the default commenting system or not.. Once that is done simply look at any post on your site to see how it look and you’re all done.

So now you can enjoy having your visitors who use Facebook make simple comments on your site and you still get all the SEO benefits and more..

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WP Clean Fix, Private Facebook, Share and Get it, Easy Digital Downloads – on WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 66

http://www.johnoverall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Episode66-WPPlugins-A-to-Z.mp3

Turn Here quickPlugins covered this episode: WP Clean Fix, Private Facebook, Share and Get it, Easy Digital Downloads, WP Gift Certificate Reloaded Lite 1.27, List Sub-Categories.


Intro Music Here

This Podcast Can now be found at WPPluginsAtoZ.com


John’s & Marcus Rant: What to rant about?

A report back on the caching plugin, DB Cache Reloaded Fix found that it conflicts with event espresso causing it not to carry forward pricing.

Shout Outs:

Shoutout from Marcus to Mark Fail, the developer of PremiumPress (premiumpress.com). Mark has a great set of WordPress themes, and really helped me out with a banner customization issue for one of my sites, http://hostingpromocode.com Thanks Mark!

 

Listener Feedback / Audio Clips

Clip from David Dell in Australia with a question about importing lots of audio clips to a WordPress installation. http://dd3.tv


World of WordPress News and other interesting WordPress related posts:

WordPress 3.4 Beta 1 is out

 

Do the hula hoop**** Plugins Reviewed by John ****

WP CleanFix 2.3.1

What they Say:

WP CleanFix is a management tool for for check, repair, fix and optimize your WordPress blog. The Ajax interface allow to manage all status in one only page! Remember: This software is free. You don’t need to donate money to support it. Just talk about it.
FEATURES

  • CleanFix Tools
  • Extends HTML Editor: fontname, size, color, extra tags
  • Remove Frontend admin bar
  • Database Tables optimization
  • Check/Remove for unused UserMeta
  • Check/Remove for Post Revision and Trash
  • Check/Remove Auto Draft Posts
  • Check/Remove Edit Post Lock
  • Check/Remove for unused Post Meta

And more…….

What I say:

Pretty nice once you find the new menu link under the main dashboard menu.. There really needs to be some consistency on how plugin menus are created. It show you all the places on your site that need to be cleaned up and with the click of a button it does just that it even optimizes your database for you. You can even go to the advanced and adjust your html editor size and font use and limit your excerpt length. All in all pretty decent it even has a find and replace feature for post and page content.
Rating 5 Dragons:

 

Share And Get it ! 1.00

What they say:
Share&Get it ! automatically provides you with either Facebook fans or Twitter followers in return for downloadable files. Once you’ve installed Share&Get it ! on your WordPress website, your number of visitors will dramatically increase in no time. To obtain such great results, you only need to copy/paste the shortcodes you get when setting up the buttons.
Those buttons enable you to share any type of content from music, photos, videos, wallpapers to Ebooks, software, tutorials, icons, Web resources and so much more.
It’s now time for you to do the maths: One download = One new Facebook fan or One new Twitter follower
Easy translation made possible
Share&Get it ! is a piece of cake to translate! Our built-in files help you get the job done.

What I say:
It is pretty straightforward to setup and get a button created it even works quite nicely. I am only concerned about one thing they run it through their website when connecting it wih twitter and probably facebook since I only tested twitter. Due to that I had to mark it down.
Rating 4 Dragons

 

From the new this week
WP Gift Certificate Reloaded Lite 1.27

What They Say:
WP Gift Certificate Reloaded Lite is a plugin which allows you to manage and sell printable gift certificates on your website. You can sell them to your visitors, and accept payments via PayPal. It’s easy, install the plugin and open new feature for your customers!
How the plugin works?
FRONT END
The visitor view part of the plugin consists of simple form where your visitors can purchase gift certificates.
Front end workflow. Let’ imagine that I sell gift certificate for visiting museum, and you are the visitor who purchases the certificate.

  1. You fill up the form and click “Continue” button. Then system asks you to confirm your action.
  2. You click “Confirm” button and being redirected to PayPal, where you can pay for certificate(s).
  3. After successfull payment you receive e-mail (it is sent to your PayPal e-mail address) which contains link to printable gift certificate.
  4. You click this link and see printable gift certificate(s), see below:
  5. You print this certificate and bring it to ticket booth of my museum.
  6. I scan QR Code and being redirected to certificate page where I can see certificate details and manage it. (For example, I can see transaction details and mark certificates as redeemed).
  7. Then I allow you to visit museum. This is just particular situation how the plugin might be used. You can use it for selling any gift certificates. Unlimited possibilities.

If you require more features/functions, please visit the website for more information.

What I Say:
Damn it actually works with no effort what else can I say just what I was looking for.
Rating 5 Dragons

 

down the black hole**** Plugins Reviewed by Marcus ****

Private Facebook

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/private-facebook/

Private Facebook is a simple plugin for allowing a certain list of persons by their Facebook account. Users can ask for permissions to read the blog, then you’d have to approve them so they can read it.

Marcus’ Take: This is a really cool start to a plugin that I’d like to see expanded. Easy to set up but a bit difficult to get all your FB friends connected to it.

Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Easy Digital Downloads

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/easy-digital-downloads/
Sell digital downloads through WordPress with this complete digital downloads management plugin

This plugin is very much still in beta. Use on production sites is not yet recommended
Selling digital downloads is something that not a single one of the large WordPress ecommerce plugins has ever gotten really right. This plugin aims to fix that. Instead of focusing on providing every single feature under the sun, Easy Digital Downloads trys to provide only the ones that you really need. It aims to make selling digital downloads through WordPress easy, and complete.
As this plugin is still in beta, it is strongly encouraged that you submit your feedback and bug reports to the project’s Git Hub page.

Features of the plugin include:

  • A cart system for purchasing multiple downloads at once
  • A complete promotional code system
  • Many payment gateways. PayPal and Manual are included by default with Stripe, PayPal Pro, PayPal Express, and others available as add-ons (once the plugin is out of beta)
  • Complete payment history
  • User purchase history and ability to redownload files
  • Multiple files per downloadable product
  • Customizable purchase receipts
  • Earnings and sales charts


Marcus’ Take: Excellent start to something that I’m looking forward to using in the future. If you are looking for a digital download solution, you’ll want to give this one a look.

Rating: 3 out of 5

List Sub-Categories (LSC)
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/list-sub-categories-lsc/

This plugin enables a widget that lists only sub categories for the current category page.
Features:

  • Write your own custom widget title.
  • Select which categories to use the widget on.


Marcus’ Take: I was looking for a plugin to display sub-categories for a client site I am working on. This one did the trick! Simple and Easy!

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

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