Simple Facebook Connect

Makes it easy for your site to use Facebook Connect, in a wholly modular way.

Author:Otto (profile at
WordPress version required:3.3
WordPress version tested:3.3.2
Plugin version:1.5
Added to WordPress repository:15-10-2009
Last updated:01-02-2013
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Hey, have you tried the Official Facebook Plugin yet? Maybe you should give that one a shot before trying this one.

Simple Facebook Connect is a framework and series of sub-systems that let you add any sort of Facebook functionality you like to a WordPress blog. This lets you have an integrated site without a lot of coding, and still letting you customize it exactly the way you'd like.

After activating the plugin and setting up a Facebook Application for your site, you can enable individual pieces of functionality to let you integrate your site in various ways.

The plugin is also a developer framework for both the Graph API and the Facebook Javascript SDK, allowing you to make other custom plugins or theme modifications with much less code. The basics of Facebook integration are already handled by the core plugin, so just a few function calls can be made to contact Facebook systems and connect with them in various ways.

Requires WordPress 3.0 and PHP 5.

  • Enables your site to connect to Facebook with JS SDK
  • Implements OpenGraph tags, entirely automatically
  • Comment using Facebook credentials (with Facebook avatar support)
  • Automatically Publish new posts to Facebook Profile or Application or Fan Page
  • Manually Publish posts to FB Profile or Application or Fan Page
  • Integrate comments made on Facebook back into your own site
  • Login with your Facebook credentials, optionally using Facebook avatars instead of Gravatars
  • New user registration with Facebook credentials (using the Facebook Registration Authentication system)
  • Facebook Photo Album integration in the Media uploader
  • Like Button and shortcode
  • User Status Widget and shortcode
  • Live Stream Widget and shortcode
  • Fan Box Widget and shortcode
  • Fan Count Chicklet and Widget
  • Activity Feed Widget
  • "Share" button and Shortcode (reworked version of Like button, as Share button is no longer supported by Facebook)

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