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Setting Up Your Facebook App

Setting Up Your Facebook App

The next step in installing the Facebook for WordPress plugin is to create a Facebook app for your website. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to https://developers.facebook.com/apps and click the Create New App button. The Create New App dialog box displays.
  2. Enter an App Name and an App Namespace and click Continue (see Figure 6). Your App Name should be the name of your website. Facebook uses the App Namespace for custom Open Graph actions and for your Apps on Facebook URL. Facebook might prompt you to enter a security word or verify your account by adding a mobile phone number or credit card number before you can continue.
  3. Figure 6 Create a Facebook app to enable the Facebook for WordPress plugin.

  4. The Basic tab displays (see Figure 7), showing details about your app. On this tab, complete the following fields and then click the Save Changes button.
  5. Figure 7 Complete the Basic tab to continue app setup.

    • Click the Edit Icon link to set up your app icon and image.
    • Verify that the Display Name and Namespace you entered previously are accurate.
    • Enter your Contact Email and App Domains (domain of your site).
    • Select a Category that best matches your site content.
    • Click the Website with Facebook Login section and enter your site URL.
    • Click the Mobile Web section and enter your mobile web URL (usually the same as your main site unless you have a different URL for mobile access).
  6. Return to the Facebook for WordPress screen in your WordPress site, enter your WordPress settings, and click Save Changes (see Figure 8). If you don’t return to this screen automatically, click Facebook on the left navigation menu of your WordPress dashboard. The following settings all come from the Basic tab for your Facebook app: App ID, App Secret, and App Namespace.
  7. Figure 8 Enter data from your new Facebook app to complete setup.

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