Updated: WordPress Facebook plugin update – with Profile Boxes!
Updated for 0.9.3 (Jan 13 2009)
Updated for 0.9.2. (Jan 7 2009)
Updated for 0.9.1 (Jan 2 2009)
I’ve been working on an update to WPBook, the WordPress to Facebook plugin I co-developed.
I haven’t yet released this version on the WordPress plugin site, but I do think it’s stable enough for use – try it out and let me know what you think.
I’m using it here: http://apps.facebook.com/openparenthesis/.
This version allows an “add to profile” button inside the app, which presents the five most recent posts in a profile box – can be on the user’s main profile or inside the “boxes” tab.
It also enables – if the “application settings” inside Facebook are set – for the blog app to be added to FaceBook “pages.”
Download: WPBook 0.9.3
What remains to be done is testing – especially testing with multiple user accounts when you publish new blog posts – does the new blog post show up in other people’s “recent posts” profile box? I’m also working on cleaning up some of the admin UI – right now there’s a complicated set of steps one has to go through in order to get an “infinite session key” which basically lets WordPress update the list of recent posts whenever they change, regardless of whether any specific user is logged in to Facebook – I think I ought to be able to make that a “get infinite session key” button, which handles the whole thing in a jQuery modal popup or some such.
Anyway, try it out and see what you think – hopefully I can finalize a release shortly.
(Note: There’s an excellent tutorial here on how-to forge which greatly helped in getting this working – worth a look, though it is for a different kind of application).
Update: Looks like Facebook has deprecated infinite session keys, but they key Fbml.refreshRefURl method I need no longer requires a session key.
Trying this path now. Yeah – it works.