Facebook connect – How to get better looking LOGIN screen.

Hi There, I am using Ultimate Facebook plugin and would like to know how can I improve login form. below are 2 things I hope to change. Please let me know if it is possible to change and how?

1 – Currently when someone want to join website, they click ‘login with facebook’ button and in front of them appear form with all fields, that are auto populated by values from their Facebook profile. Some other websites (for example Mashable.com) not showing this form and all fields, but just login button. And in grey text under it is shown what will be taken from Facebook profile. I think this is much better solution, as this huge form with fields can scare users, while in Mashable case, simple button with just note under it of what will be shared is much more elegant. Is there a settings or simple trick how I can change your ‘Ultimate Facebook’ plugin not to show the whole form?

2 – If I can’t change above and have to show this form – how can I reduce number of fields? I tried in settings of the plugin, under “Map WordPress profile to Facebook” to reduce to name and bio, but form still show other details such as email, birthday, location, etc. Can I somehow reset form and ask only for name and email? More fields will more likely scare users, so better to ask just of a basic.

Thank you, kinds regards

Dean

  • deanl
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Screenshots attached. Awesome Mashable connect with Facebook form :slight_smile: and mine, done with "Ultimate Facebook" :slight_frown:

    You can simple call this question – how to make my form look like Mashable form :slight_smile:

    Any help appreciate, as today is really important to have this option and – to be smooth as possible. Thank you good people!

  • Patrick
    • Support Monkey

    Hi @deanl

    The plugin does not currently have any built-in way to hide those fields from view.

    But as the fields are already filled in using information from their Facebook profile, I would think users are more likely to be pleasantly surprised rather than scared. After all, all they need to do is click the big blue button.

    This could be a feature suggestion for a future update. Let’s see if other members have anything to say.

    :slight_smile:

  • deanl
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Thanks Patrick.

    I appreciate your quick reply. Yes, I think it would be much better to have layout as on Mashable example. Much better.

    When you say “any built-in way to hide those fields from view.” – is that mean all fields? I can not show only name and email? Birthday, location, etc – all that HAVE to stay as it is?

  • deanl
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Hi Patrick – I just found answer here

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/log-in-with-facebook-permissions

    Look like new version of UFB is on the way – and this will be possible.

    Note that customer who started topic ‘adnan278’ have the same insight as me – “we don’t want to ask for this many permissions and we’re afraid it’s putting people off connecting with our app.”

    I think that make it +2 for the change to simplify form :slight_smile:

    I guess I can cose this topic and monitor above one, as it is the same issue. Thanks for your help.

    Regards

    Dean

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