Ultimate Facebook not posting to my wall

Hello,

I am using ultimate Facebook plugin and I am experiencing a strange issue. I add a new post on my blog and it shows up under my Facebook profile but it is not showing up on my wall or visible by everyone.

For instance:

http://garodedeyan.com/ufo-over-lebanon/

Shows under my profile: http://facebook.com/garodedeyan but it did not show up for everyone including myself in the News Feed (if I go to http://www.facebook.com)

Most of my friends are unaware that I had made that post. Previously I would simple write my article as a status change and everyone became aware of it instantly.

What do I need to do to make my posts immediately visible and everyone aware of my latest posts?

Thank you

  • Kimberly

    trippyvibes

    Hi there!

    As of May 1 Facebook has changed their permissions tokens with Ultimate Facebook for pages.

    If you want to post to your page wall (not your profile) you must be logged into Facebook and be an Admin of the page you are posting to. I think other users have reported that the login stays good for about 2 hours before Facebook denies the post.

    I'm very sorry for the inconvenience, however this is out of our hands as it's a Facebook policy.

    Can you tell me if you were logged in during the time you posted this post? Just incase we need to troubleshoot further :slight_smile:

    Best,

    Kimberly

  • trippyvibes

    Yes I was logged in at the time of posting.

    I am experiencing the issue when posting to my own wall. I am not trying to post to a page.

    I hope I am not confusing you: I write daily articles on my blog http://www.garodedeyan.com and I want these to appear on my facebook news index or wall so that all my friends on facebook see the articles to comment to or like etc...

    When I post the articles, they do appear when I go to http://www.facebook.com/garodedeyan however, if i was to go to http://www.facebook.com (while logged in) I see all my friends' various activity except for my articles. Hope this helps.

    Thank you

  • James Dunn

    Goodday tribbyvibes.

    I've not had any trouble with the login problems that KimberlyL mentions, but maybe that's because I literally stay logged in to FB 24/7. Anyway, as of June 12th, Facebook has released their own WP integration plugin. Here's the notes from the Developers page about it: https://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/2012/06/12/facebook-integration-for-wordpress/

    I've not tried it yet, but will be working with it in the next couple of days. It doesn't do EVERYTHING that Ultimate Facebook does, but I think it will do what you are trying to do. Plus, since it's a FB developed plugin, they get the fun of figuring out any errors encountered. Give it a shot and post back what you find.

    JDD

  • Kimberly

    James, don't give up yet :slight_smile: We've got an update coming but I can't tell you when, but we are hoping it nixes all these problems with facebook's permissions.

    @trippyvibes

    Your timeline is a scrolling feed of your personal activity and that of your friends and pages you like. They are two separate things to facebook, so posting to your page will not automatically show in your timeline.

    The only way around this may be to ensure that you post to your page as yourself, not as the page. Then facebook may add to your timeline that you posted to your page, but i cannot say if that will be the case for sure. Do you have "post AS this page" checked under the Facebook settings?

  • James Dunn

    Never fear Kimberly - I don't give up easily. But, I am quick to try other things to see if they work. :wink: I really like all that Ultimate Facebook can do and after talking with developers for a couple of other remote posting systems, I'm certain that the developer of Ultimate Facebook can get this where it's independent of who is logged in to Facebook. The gentleman that developed PostPlanner (a scheduled posting platform) said he's not had a single moment's trouble with his system and was interested in what we were running in to here. I sent him the information I had, but he's not responded. Regardless, his remote posting platform hasn't had a single moment's trouble even with the FB API changes.

    BTW, does the "post AS page" function apply when posting to your personal profile? I was under the impression (incorrectly maybe) that only applied when posting to a page.

    JDD

  • Kimberly

    @JDD you are correct in your assumption that Posting AS PAGE only works on the page, from what I've seen, however I could be wrong as I've not tired it from the plugin. I'm only going on my experience using this from Facebook.

    I'm very interested to see what your developer friend says on this :slight_smile:

    @trippyvibes

    Is there a way to make my blog post as a status update in Facebook so that all my friends / subscribers can immediately see it?

    I was able to find this:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fb-status-updater/

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/status-press-widget/

    Updating your status is a separate action from sharing information and actions to your timeline. Our plugin doesn't offer that at this time, however I will see if it would be possible to add in the future :slight_smile:

    Best,

    Kimberly

    Ve: Would it be possible or feasible to add in something for Status updates in the UF plugin one day?

  • James Dunn

    @trippyvibes & @kimberly - as I understand it, your status update is just one of the things you can post to your Timeline. Other things are images, video, audio, and your location to name a few. Regardless, when you make a post in your WP site and publish it to FB using this plugin (and a few others out there), it's published as an update to your page (or your profile). Many plugins available only post to pages - not your personal profile though. Some post only to your personal profile and not your pages. With that in mind, carefully examine any before you try them or you'll have a hair pulling experience.

    Regardless, whether your friends see your posts or not is no longer dictated by you, but by a new Facebook algorithm that came out just a week or two back (time has been a blur for me lately so it could have been a little longer). Since FB has no product to sell (except eyeballs - i.e. it's users), they are limiting the number of people that can see your posts (as a percentage of your fans/friends). It's all to drive you (businesses) to buy ads or sponsored posts to support the platform.

    I began to notice this a few weeks back when a certain friend of mine that is an author in California that posts EVERY day stopped showing up EVERY day - I only saw her posts about once a week or so. She noticed it as well because prior to that, her posts had gotten lots of engagement and beginning about that time, she's gotten far less engagement. Her posts are still as controversial as ever - and she's even tried some extra controversial posts just to test this out. BTW, her posts are not political - but about ladies acting like the ladies of older days rather than what so many act like today - and she's about 25 years old as well.

    Anyway, a group of us have been looking in to this and we have concluded that this is the way that FB will push brands to buy advertising and sponsored stories because that's the only way that the people will be guaranteed to see all of their posts all of the time. Of course, if you could get your fans/friends to "Star" your page/profile (a new feature added in the past couple of weeks), then they will not only SEE all your posts, they will get a notification in the upper status bar when you post to your page/profile. I've been testing this with the aforementioned author and a few other friends and pages. It works like a charm, but now I go to my FB tab and see 27 update notifications rather than the 2 or 3 I formerly saw.

    Regardless, @tribbyvibes, I don't think Vee will be able to do anything to help you on this - we are all at the mercy of FB and their new board of directors now that they are a publicly traded company.

    JDD

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