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Hello to everyone!

Unfortunately, the guide which is presented on the networks regarding the implementation of the Facebook API is outdated, so I have decided to post the full instruction here in the separate post. Previously I have already mentioned those instructions in other posts as replies but some people could experience difficulties looking for them so as of me the separated post is better.

For the people who don't like to read, here is the video guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_H-dtnomkv1MnRZa2lDYTVtQWM/view?usp=sharing. For the others there are written instructions below.

Before we start, for the both guides, I do suppose that when you are reading this you are at the page where it's necessary to enter app id and app secret.

Let's start with the guide for the Facebook sign in/sign up

1) Please follow this link to Facebook https://developers.facebook.com/apps
2) Please press "+Add New app" at the top right corner of the screen
3) Onn the next screen, you should choose the name of the app, for example, you can use your network's name or something else, it doesn't matter just depends on what name would be more convenient for you in order to manage another app you have? and don't forget to enter contact email address, and press "Create App id"
4) After you have filled the captcha at the left side of the screen you will see the menu? please press "Settings" button.
5) On the next screen you will see the settings of your app, however, you should take a look on the left side of the screen once again and press "Advanced"? it would be located just under the "Settings" button that you have found in the previous step
6) When the advanced settings would be opened please scroll down the page a little and find "Allow API Access to App Settings" and turn it on (there is the trigger just to the left from that text please click on it once to turn on). Please don't forget to save changes as well.
7) Then please take a look at the menu on the left side of the screen and press "+Add product"
8) On the next screen, please choose Facebook Login, and then press "www"
9) In the field which is called "Site URL" please enter the link from the paragraph 9 of instructions presented on teh network, it's in bold text so you shouldn't miss it. 
10) Then please take a look at the menu on the left side of the page< end just under "Facebook Login" you will see the button "Settings". Please press it.
11) On the screen that would be opened, please enter the same link mentioned in step 9 into the field called "Valid OAuth redirect URIs" and save changes.
12) Your app is almost ready, please choose "App review" from the menu on the left side of the screen and make your app public by switching on the trigger "Make name of the app public?" where "name of the app" is the name that you have chosen for your app.
13) Now your app is ready you can, please go to the dashboard on Facebook and you will see app id and secret you need.
14) Go to the network, open Members management tab, then go to Sign in / sign up, and press details near the Facebook option. In the necessary fields please enter App id and app secret, and save the changes.

The same app could be used for the 3rd party integration, however, if you don't wish to have Facebook sign in/ sign up here is the guide for, with the settings that would be enough to make the network accept it.

1) Please follow this link to Facebook https://developers.facebook.com/apps
2) Please press "+Add New app" at the top right corner of the screen
3) Onn the next screen, you should choose the name of the app, for example, you can use your network's name or something else, it doesn't matter just depends on what name would be more convenient for you in order to manage another app you have? and don't forget to enter contact email address, and press "Create App id"
4) After you have filled the captcha at the left side of the screen you will see the menu? please press "Settings" button.
5) On the next screen you will see the settings of your app, however, you should take a look on the left side of the screen once again and press "Advanced"? it would be located just under the "Settings" button that you have found in the previous step
6) When the advanced settings would be opened please scroll down the page a little and find "Allow API Access to App Settings" and turn it on (there is the trigger just to the left from that text please click on it once to turn on). Please don't forget to save changes as well.
7) Your app is almost ready, please choose "App review" from the menu on the left side of the screen and make your app public by switching on the trigger "Make name of the app public?" where "name of the app" is the name that you have chosen for your app.
8) Now your app is ready, please go to the dashboard on Facebook and you will see app id and secret you need.

After you have entered app id and app secret, you will be able to turn on the facebook comments under your blogs/forums/events etc. These comment walls are not connected and the comment from one post won't appear under the other one. Please also note that while the comments are working the share button to post them on the Facebook doesn't. We know about it and our tech team is working on the fix.

If you have any questions, I'm always here to help :-)

Best regards,

Ning Team.

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    • Hello!

      I can offer you to add one of our agents so we can help you to set up an app. 

      In order to do it, please, open the "Roles" tab in the application and click on "Add developers" button http://take.ms/7DHxn

      Please, use the following handle Alex.ning.support to add our agent http://take.ms/GjvzZ and let us know once you have done that so we can check your case right away.

      Looking forward to your reply!

      Best regards,

      The NING Team

      Screenshot "party integration fool - Roles - Facebook for Developers - Google Chrome 2018-01-24 19.…
  • NC for Hire

    I keep getting the following errors

    1486068946?profile=RESIZE_710x

     

    1486071759?profile=RESIZE_710x

    and there is nothing in the instructions on how to handle these...

  • Suzie's site has been experiening Facebook problems as well but it seems intermitent and not on a consistent basis.  Hope Ning will look into this issue.  Clearly I'm not alone.

  •  Help!I have not step 9  :(

    3770371463?profile=RESIZE_930x

    • Hi there!

      If you are not sure where to find an App ID here is more detailed instruction with screenshots: https://www.ning.com/ning3help/create-a-facebook-sharingapp/

      Basically its located in the Basic Settings of the app. 

      Best regards,

      The NING Team

      Create a Facebook Comments App
      Create a Facebook Sharing App - Ning 3 Help. Try Ning For Free On www.NING.com! ✅
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