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WPBook 1.5.5

Authors: johneckman, davelester, bandonrandon
WPBook enables users to add your (self-hosted, not wordpress.com) wordpress
blog as a Facebook application. Facebook users will see your posts in a
Facebook look and feel, and can leave comments with their Facebook identity
(Note: installation instructions are also included in HTML and as a PDF
along with the plugin)

Copy the entire wpbook directory into your wordpress plugins folder,

You should have a directory structure like this:

NOTE: If you’ve used previous versions, you no longer need to copy
the wp-facebook folder (which no longer exists) to your themes directory.

If you’ve used versions prior to 0.9.5, you can DELETE the following
directory and all it’s contents:
Set up a New Application at http://www.facebook.com/developers/, obtaining
a secret and API key.

Set the callback url to your blog url, including a trailing slash.
For canvas url, you just need something all lower case, unique, with
no spaces, and no trailing slash. Remember it.

Set the application type to “website”

Set the application to use an iFrame, not fbml, and to “resizable”
(Using iFrames lets you use javascript, objects, and other tags
not allowed in FBML inside blog posts)
Login to WordPress Admin and activate the plugin
Using the WPBook menu, (Dashboard->Settings->WPBook) fill
in the appropriate information including Facebook application secret
and API keys, as well as your application canvas url.

Enabling the “Show Invite Friends Link” will show a link inside
Facebook when viewing your application which allows users to send
invites to their friends.

Comments inside Facebook can be enabled or disabled without any impact
on comments when your blog is viewed outside Facebook. If you have comments
enabled, you can optionally require users to provide their email address.
(Facebook does not allow access to the user’s email address, so you can
really only ask users to provide one, not prefill it automatically).

Similarly, you can enable or disable gravatars within Facebook
independent of what you do on your regular blog.

The “Give WPBook credit” option adds a line at the bottom of your Facebook
application pages which says “This Facebook application powered by the
WPBook plugin for WordPress” – I’d love it if you would leave this enabled
but it is not required.

The “Share this post” links can also be enabled or disabled. If they are
enabled, they will allow the user to “share” your blog posts using the
built in Facebook Share mechanism, including sending a message to friends
or posting in their profile.

The “Enable ‘view post at external site’ link” enables a link to each blog post
at your full blog url (outside Facebook). This is useful to get folks going
to your blog outside Facebook, to see it full size/theme etc.

The “Link position for share button and external link button” option determines
where, within each post, those two links will appear – either at the top of the
post (before the post content) or at the bottom of the post (after the post

“Enable Facebook users to add your app to their profile” will show an “Add to
Profile” button for users viewing the app inside Facebook – this lets them choose
to add the application to their profile.
To add the application to “Pages” not just “Profiles” – see the instructions linked to from the “settings” page for the plugin.

How do I edit the way my Facebook Application (mirrored blog) looks?

In the wpbook/theme directory, there is an index.php file. Most of
what you want is there.

There’s also a default/style.css which basically mimics Facebook’s styles,
as well as some other files for processing comments and the like.

WPBook 1.5.5


April 30, 2010 - Posted by | download, extension, extensions, free, get, internet, plugin, plugins, Uncategorized, wordpress

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