Installing Facebook Comments On WordPress Blog

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So you tired of the typical WordPress comments system? Or perhaps you want to allow more visitors to comment on your blog by making it easy for them to use their already created Facebook account?

Well, installing a Facebook comment system on your blog is not hard but it can get a bit confusing for those who don’t usually get their hands dirty by coding all day…which is why I have put this simple tutorial that would allow anyone to install Facebook comments on a WordPress blog without any need for any coding knowledge.

There are a few plugins out there regarding this but most of them either don’t work or unstable, so here’s how I did this on one of my other WordPress enabled blogs.

Installing Facebook Comments On WordPress Blog In 10 Easy Steps

Step 1:

Download Facebook Comments Plugin.

Step 2:

Install the plugin like you do any other plugin by either uploading the extracted folder using FTP or uploading the zip file through WordPress’s Dashboard.

Step 3:

Visit the settings page for the plugin from within your “Settings” >>> “Facebook Comments” tab.

Step 4:

If you scroll down on plugin’s page you will see a field called “App ID”, you will need to create something called an APP within your Facebook account and then take key it generates and insert it into the plugin’s settings page. To create your APP make sure you are logged into Facebook and visit APPS.

Step 5:

If you look on the top right you will find a button called “+ Create New App” such as the following image:

Step 6:

After clicking on the above button you will be required to enter an App Name, enter the App Name in the field provided and hit continue, after that you will see something called “App ID/API Key” and a number right beside it, copy that in your clipboard.

Step 7:

Make sure to copy that number and paste it into your plugin’s setting page inside the field “App ID”.

Step 8:

Go back to your Facebook account and choose the App you created earlier and click on “Edit Settings” then scroll a little bit down, click on “Website with Facebook Login” and enter “Your Website’s URL” (Note: You might not need to do this step, but if you experience problems such as the comments not showing up, then try entering your website’s URL and see if this helps).

Step 9:

If you would like to leave the original WordPress comments system you can, and you will have both, otherwise if you want only Facebook to show up then go to “Discussion” in your WordPress sidebar and Untick the option saying “Allow people to post comments on new articles”.

Step 10:

If you experience any problems or comments not showing up try ticking and unticking some of the options in the settings page until the comments show up, also make sure to wait a little if you are checking if the comments are working or not, it’s not like WordPress where comments are instant, it takes time to post comments using Facebook, so if you are checking in a different browser then give it sometime. If you want to moderate your comments you can do so by visiting Here.

If you would like to see a more technical guide by the plugin developer himself then visit Here.

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6 thoughts on “Installing Facebook Comments On WordPress Blog

  1. I believe that the combination of social media and SEO is a great way to increase traffic to your website… Thanks for sharing the tips.

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  3. I know a lot of sites use the Facebook comment system for their blogs and such. I haven’t tried it myself yet. I am still torn between the traditional WordPress comment system and a 3rd party system like Facebook comments. This was certainly well explained and I am sure it will help a number of people wanting to do so.

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