cannot setup the facebook app

The documentation says setting up the facebook and twitter apps is easy. Not true!

Can someone who has successfully done this provide a step by step instruction as to how you did it?

The documentation provided is not accurate.

This is for a brand new wordpress blog, comments plus is the first plugin I installed.

It says:

You must make a Facebook Application to start using Comments Plus.

Before we begin, you need to create a Facebook Application.

To do so, follow these steps:

Create your application
Look for Site URL field in the Website tab and enter your site URL in this field:

WHERE is this Site URL field? In facebook, it asks you to create an App Display Name and App Display Space. The documentation makes no mention of this or what to put there. It also asks for App Domain, and I don't know what to put there either. I don't have a field for Site URL. Instead, it is asking me to install Cloud Services, from which I can pick a site URL from one of the many cloud services facebook deals with. I tried picking Heroku, but then it gets all the more confusing from there...Heroku sends me to a page where I have to go through a bunch of steps to get it working with...PHP, or Ruby, or countless other types of interfaces, I don't know which to pick, and the Comments Plus documentation doesn't tell me.

After this, go to the Facebook Application List page and select your newly created application
Copy the values from these fields: App ID/API key, and Application Secret, and enter them here.

I found those values and pasted them in, but the app isn't working. Facebook tells me "You have specified an App Domain but have not specified a Site URL or a Mobile Web URL danamyers.net must be derived from your Site URL or your Mobile Web URL."

Yes, the domain is danamyers.net.

I'd be happy to provide the login/password information to anyone willing to assist, but I'd love to know what I'm doing wrong. I hope I'm making this more complicated than it needs to be! It would be a relief to know it's simpler than it seems.

  • Timothy Bowers
    • Chief Pigeon

    Hey derusion.

    Under the basic settings you can add the website url there. (screenshot attached)

    it asks you to create an App Display Name and App Display Space. The documentation makes no mention of this or what to put there.

    Enter what ever you wish those to be, if you want your App to be titled "derusion" then give it that title, its up to you. Personally I name it after my website so that members can see the connection.

    Just like the option within your WordPress install for the title of your website. You can add whatever you wish. :slight_smile:

    It also asks for App Domain, and I don't know what to put there either.

    This is the domain for your APP, so if you website is derusion.com and that is where your app is (Ultimate FB) thats what your App domain is.

    You don't need to pick anything for cloud services.

    I found those values and pasted them in, but the app isn't working. Facebook tells me "You have specified an App Domain but have not specified a Site URL or a Mobile Web URL danamyers.net must be derived from your Site URL or your Mobile Web URL."
    Yes, the domain is danamyers.net.

    Then you need to add that domain to the Site URL field and for the APP Domain.

    Hope this helps. :slight_smile:

    Take care.

  • derusion
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Now it says:

    Changes saved. Note that your changes may take several minutes to propagate to all servers.

    Site URL required http:// or https://

    and App Domain did NOT....

    THANK YOU!

    And.....that could be made a tad more clear during the plugin setup in my wordpress installation :slight_smile:

    You are very kind and helpful, thanks again.

  • derusion
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Yeah, I kinda figured it was a matter of Facebook turning your world upside down as soon as your documentation is updated.

    I'm about to do twitter next....anything special I should know about in advanced? :slight_smile:

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