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 188.8.131.52
- Version: 184.108.40.206
- Author: Fabio Zaffani
- Last Updated: 167 days ago
- Requires WordPress Version: 2.9 or higher
- Compatible up to: 3.3.2
- Downloaded: 89,492 times
- WordPress.org Plugin Page »
- Plugin Homepage »
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..