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Facebook Connect

You can allow users to register and log in to your forum using their Facebook account. This is beneficial because you can use your Facebook app to tap into Facebook's huge viral reach, it increases registrations by 35 to 50% because users know it will be easy to register or login, users will eventually be able to post a status update on Facebook when they post a new topic or reply, it automatically imports their Facebook profile picture, and it automatically logs the user into your forum when they are already logged into Facebook.

Your users will see a Login with Facebook button on the Login and Registration screens that will allow them to log in or register for your forum through Facebook. An account and profile will still be created for them on the forum and they will appear as a normal user. If they already have a forum account, they will be able to connect their existing forum account to their Facebook account.

Facebook Connect can safely be used on private forums since nothing is shared outside of the forum.

You can enable Facebook Connect on your forum by following the instructions below:

  1. Visit the Facebook Developers section. (Note: You must be logged into your personal Facebook account to create an app. Facebook does not allow business accounts to create apps.)
  2. Click the Register Now link next to where it says Become a Facebook Developer.
  3. Click Yes to accept the Facebook Platform Policy and the Facebook Privacy Policy.
  4. Click the Next button.
  5. To verify your account to complete the registration, please enter your phone number. A confirmation code will be sent to your mobile that you need to enter in the Confirmation Code text box.
  6. Click the Register button.
  7. Click the Create App ID on the next screen.
  8. Enter the Display Name and click the Create App ID.
  9. Enter the Security Check code and click Submit
  10. Click the Settings link towards the left side panel.
  11. For App Domains, enter your forum domain name without www and https://. For example: username.discussion.community
  12. Click the Add Platform link and click Website on the pop up.
  13. For Site URL, enter your forum address beginning with https://. For example: https://username.discussion.community
  14. Select the category as Communication.
  15. Click the Save Changes button.
  16. Click the App Review section.
  17. Click Yes next to the text Do you want to make this app and all its live features available to the general public?.
  18. Click Confirm on the pop up box.
  19. Copy the App ID mentioned at the top of the page.
  20. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
  21. Click the Settings link.
  22. In the Settings menu, click the Single Sign On link.
  23. Check the Facebook connect option.
  24. In the App ID text box, paste the App ID you copied previously.
  25. Click the Save button.

  1. Visit the Facebook Developers section. (Note: You must be logged into your personal Facebook account to create an app. Facebook does not allow business accounts to create apps.)
  2. Click the Add a New App link. If you want to use your existing Facebook app instead of creating a new app, click the app you want to use and continue following the instructions from step 6.
  3. Enter the Display Name. For example: Art Discussion Forum.
  4. Click the Create App ID on the next screen.
  5. Enter the Security Check code and click Submit
  6. Click the Settings link towards the left side panel.
  7. For App Domains, enter your forum domain name without www and https://. For example: username.discussion.community
  8. Click the Add Platform link and click Website on the pop up.
  9. For Site URL, enter your forum address beginning with https://. For example: https://username.discussion.community
  10. Select the category as Communication.
  11. Click the Save Changes button.
  12. Click the App Review section.
  13. Click Yes next to the text Do you want to make this app and all its live features available to the general public?.
  14. Click Confirm on the pop up box.
  15. Copy the App ID mentioned at the top of the page.
  16. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
  17. Click the Settings link.
  18. In the Settings menu, click the Single Sign On link.
  19. Check the Facebook connect option.
  20. In the App ID text box, paste the App ID you copied previously.
  21. Click the Save button.


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