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XF 1.3 Facebook Recommend

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Bob_R, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    Is the Facebook recommend supposed to only show on your board that you recommended and post nothing to Facebook?

    I recommended something on my board and it shows in the thread at the bottom that I recommended but nothing on Facebook itself.

    Conversely, I twetted to twitter and it immediately showed the tweet on Facebook and Twitter.

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It posts to your FB account.


  3. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    Any guess as to why mine isn't?

    My Test Facebook Integration passed.

  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's not anything we have control over, it's all handled by FB.

    If it shows as you having Recommended then everything has worked at this end.
  5. sip

    sip Member

    Same here. It simply doesn't post to FB.
    FB integration is all fine.
    1.4 Beta 3.

    On posting directly to FB and checking server logs here's what i get:

    Not sure what those 404 and 206 are all about.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2014
  6. sip

    sip Member

    I tried on this forum also and nothing posted.
    So something is amiss.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2014
  7. sforum

    sforum Active Member

    I think there is some confusion over what this feature is supposed to do. It does not create a "normal" wall post, as if you had manually posted a link to something, and so will not appear on your wall/timeline for all to see, unfortunately. As per Brogan's screenshot, it simply adds a tiny post to the "Recent Activity" block at the very bottom of the left-hand info. pane of your profile page, where no-one will notice it.

    It would be great if there was a "Share this to Facebook" option that would post this to your wall, like most news/other sites! :)
  8. sip

    sip Member

    From the help document -- https://xenforo.com/help/facebook/
    It says:

    It mentions -- "Link on the wall ..."
    Currently all this is doing is posting in Activity list.
  9. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    That is pretty easy to do and is what I do on my own sites.

    Random example (scroll down to where the social share buttons are): http://coolscifi.com/threads/what-old-tv-series-would-you-like-to-see-modernized.48199

    In the template share_page find...
    ... and change it to:
    " layout="standard" share="true"></fb:like>
    In the template sidebar_share_page find...
    ... and change it to:
    " share="true"></fb:like>
    I actually have mine being done as a template modification so it makes it easier for me to implement on multiple sites and some other tweaks I have but a manual template edit will work fine.
  10. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    First and foremost, thank you Kevin.

    Secondly mine doesn't even post to Recent Activity.
  11. sip

    sip Member

    Thanks Kevin!
    Works like charm.
  12. Charles_07

    Charles_07 New Member

    Hi, I've trying to make the like/recommend/share button with no luck at all, at first it showed on the site, but now it doesn't appear I look on the developer tools on chrome and it seems like it's calling the button, but for some reason it doesn't show.
    What could be happening?
    Thanks in advance

    Attached Files:

  13. Skylined

    Skylined Active Member

    I tried this, but I ended up with a Share next to a Like button.

  14. kaieivindm

    kaieivindm Active Member

    So did I...
  15. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    I'll check tonight with the most recent version of XF but at least prior to 1.4.6 the above edits should be working fine. Be sure you didn't miss any quote marks.
  16. kaieivindm

    kaieivindm Active Member

  17. Skylined

    Skylined Active Member

    @kaieivindm thanks for that! :)

    I'll test it later tonight, but at least now I just have a Share button instead of having it together with the Like button. (y)
    kaieivindm likes this.
  18. kaieivindm

    kaieivindm Active Member

    Keep in mind you can add what you like in that block. So if you want share and like, its fully possible.
  19. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    @Kevin Does this still hold true for XenForo 1.5?

  20. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    I don't know for which XF version it changed but, no, with the current version of XF the FB button has been redone. But it is easier now to change the FB from "Like" to "Recommend".

    Try ACP => Options => Facebook Integration and then change the "Facebook Like Button Phrase" option.

    By switching it to Recommend then when users click the button it'll give a pop-up box where users can enter a comment before the link to your site is posted to their FB wall.
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