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Facebook Integration REMOVAL

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by AmericanForum.com, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    I was wondering if its possible to one click remove the
    Facebook Integration completely via the control panel ?
    ... No sign in from Facebook ... No likes :)
     
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  2. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yes, though it would take more than a single click.
     
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  3. yoghurtfarmer

    yoghurtfarmer Well-Known Member

    If I recall correctly, http://www.casualplayers.org/forums/ doesn't have facebook connect but it does have the Like button on the bottom... which shouldn't be hard to remove even if they require template edits.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You have to explicitly enable the login stuff, as it requires that you register a Facebook app to get a key. The bit at the bottom would be a template edit.
     
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  5. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    Thank you for quick reply Gentlemen :)
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Can you clarify this a bit more Mike?

    So out of the box the Facebook login won't work, we will need to get a key and upload it to the server?

    How does one go about getting a key?
     
  7. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

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  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Hmmm, that app wants to connect to my personal Facebook account.
    Seems a bit odd considering I just want a key to upload to my server, which has nothing to do with my personal account.

    I'll probably give the Facebook login stuff a miss then.
     
  9. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You can create a Facebook account specifically for this purpose, but there's really no need. Your application is simply created and managed by your account, there's no other association really.
     
  10. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    I'm not convinced Facebook integration is in the best interests of forum owners ... in the long term it can be suicidal in my humble opinion.
     
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  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Aha, thanks for that.

    I'm not really a big Facebook user (in fact, my wife pretty much manages my account for me as I can't be bothered :D) so wasn't really sure on the app thing.
     
  12. Kuma

    Kuma Active Member

    Any proof?
     
  13. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    We shall have to agree to differ there. Facebook is one of the biggest traffic sources to XenForo.com.
     
  14. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    Brogan something to consider ... A quote from the owner of Facebook himself as found on TechCrunch.com

    " The IMs and emails were published today by Silicon Alley Insider[​IMG], which also published much more inflammatory early Zuckerberg IMs[​IMG] last May,
    including the famous IM where a young Zuck calls the first Harvard student users of TheFacebook.com “dumb f@%ks” for trusting him with their personal information. "
     
  15. yoghurtfarmer

    yoghurtfarmer Well-Known Member

    I think a huge barrier against forum participation is registration. The easier the registration process, the more people sign up and post. Facebook Integration facilitates this.
     
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  16. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    You want proof that Facebook has the resources to accomplish this ? ... think what you will ... anything is possible.
     
  17. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I am wondering if and how much traffic would increase when also having a Twitter-Login ?
    Not sure about the current userbase-number of Twitter, a few million I guess....
     
  18. CurveGotti

    CurveGotti Active Member

    I have to agree with Kier, facebook most of the time plays a critical role in the activity on my site, the people that are most active on my forums are connected via facebook and when they check their facebook on their phones and see activity on the site they jump over to see what is happening.

    P.S. Twitter is how I fianlly managed to stumble over here ;-)
     
  19. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I'm not sure how login integration with any authentication source (Facebook, Twitter, OpenID etc.) would help drive traffic - the purpose of that is to ease the registration and login process.

    However, integration of 'sharing' facilities to Facebook (such as the Like button) and Twitter (such as 'Tweet this') are great traffic drivers, and more will be integrated as time permits.
     
  20. Kuma

    Kuma Active Member

    They may have the "resources" to do it, but they cannot really compete with forum type of community. They have forums, did you know that?
     

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