WPBook 2.2.1

Try Again (Photo by Samantha Marx, cc-by license, http://www.flickr.com/photos/spam/3355834452/)

Spent some quality time this weekend with WPBook. As a result, I just released version 2.2.1. (There was briefly a 2.2 release, but something was corrupted in that version of the SVN repo, so use 2.2.1 instead).

Included in 2.2.1:

I realize from the activity in the forums that many users are having trouble with the 2.1 and later WPBook – but I believe all the known errors have been fixed, and most are due to misconfiguration.

A few configuration notes that might help:

  1. Your application ID, secret, canvas URL, and Profile ID must be correct or nothing else is going to work. If you load your application canvas page and you don’t see the WPBook theme, but see just your blog in an iframe (unchanged), then something is wrong in your Facebook Application setup, your WPBook setup, or in a plugin conflict.
  2. Your personal FB profile is absolutely required, even if you don’t plan to publish to your profile’s wall. It is through the FB profile that the access_token for publishing to pages is retrieved. If your FB profile ID is wrong, nothing else is going to work.
  3. Any time you change the Profile ID, the Page ID, or the Group ID to which you are trying to publish, you must visit the Check Permissions page and will most likely need to regrant permissions. Again, if permissions aren’t working, nothing else is going to work.

If you’re stuck, please open a new thread in the wordpress forums and provide the following debugging info:

With the right information, we will be able to get it working.


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  1. #1 • Juliana ::Online Reputation Management said on March 30 2011:

    Dear John,
    I admit I was one of the first to complain about bugs and things not working, only to be corrected by user error. Thank you for providing the checklist again, your plugin is probably the best one I couldn’t do without, donation to this plugin my recommendation.

  2. #2 • John Eckman said on March 30 2011:

    Thanks Juliana – I realize it can be quite confusing, and we’re working on some better built-in diagnostics, so that WPBook can alert users when certain fields are missing or incorrect, and provide better instructions inline telling users how to fix what’s broken.

    WordPress itself can be complex, Facebook certainly gets complex (pages versus profiles versus groups, lots of different permission options), and when you put the two together it just gets tricky to manage and troubleshoot.

    Glad to hear we got it working for you!