Are you maintaining a social media site? It’s time to embed Facebook commenting system to your site. Most of the social media sites would prefer WordPress CMS, where as the commenting system by default will get the WordPress Comments with Jetpack support for free. Where as Facebook Comments helps you to replace the wordpress comments to get more interaction from audience.
However it is not always preferable to have a WordPress commenting system for social media sites like Mashable, Tech Crunch. Even such giants are using the Facebook Commenting system to get more interaction from audience.
The Facebook Commenting system is very simple, reliable and effective to include for your site. It is also very secured and spam less. People mostly visit Facebook to get the articles and favorable content at one place. People often visit facebook before they come to your site. The best advantage with the plugin is it will identify and automatically prompts the users to comment the article on a post.
Just follow the steps to Add Facebook Comments to Your Site.
Firstly I would prefer to choose the best plugin. As it is always an added advantage for the people who use the WordPress. Just as google, facebook also released it’s app plugins for social login, commenting, page visits etc., You need not put your efforts with the facebook developers system. All you need is a simple plugin and a two step configuration. Get the Facebook comment plugin from WordPress.org and install to your plugins. Now update the basic changes as per your requirements and add the facebook app ID.
Create an App ID:
Firstly you must create an App ID, on Facebook Developers. It’s as easy as you install a plugin on Word Press.
Visit the page developers.facebook.com, then login with your Facebook credentials. I would prefer to create a new Facebook account for all your app ID’s to use it further on all your sites.
After you click on add a new app, it will prompt you to name the app. Then you will get an app ID, with additional details like app code. These details are helpful in configuring all facebook related apps, such as android apps, mobile apps to embed the Facebook features.
As of now you need only App ID, as the rest of the things the WordPress Plugin will take care.
Why do you need an APP ID:
Here comes a valid question!. Even if you won’t give the app ID on the plugin, it will definetly works. But you need an APP ID to track all the activities of Facebook commenting and interaction of audience with your site by visiting the Analytics of Facebook Developers. App ID always trakcs to put you alert.
Settings can be applied with all your requirements that where you want the commenting tool. whether it can be on posts , page or category.
You are done! But Integrating Facebook comments doesn’t fulfill your requirements, because Facebook comments mostly suites for social media sites. But the information based sites like Wiki How should use their own commenting system. Especially for Niche blogs like WordPress should use only a default commenting system.
As most of the Niche blogs may not sustain on Facebook networking and it needs the own commenting system. You better use the own commenting system if you are maintaining an affiliate site or a Niche Blog.
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