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FidoSysop
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Jul 8, 2016 - 10:32 pm

Where would I add Facebook comments code to reboot theme? Want to also allow Facebook members to comment on forum posts. Was using a plugin and adding a shortcode to each post. It would be better if it's auto inserted into new posts. 

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Mr Papa
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Jul 9, 2016 - 12:06 am

sorry, what do you want to do?  you want to pull comments from facebook and post in a forum??

if so, afraid there is no built in way to do that... though the api exists... if you already know how to get facebook comments (ie your shortcode), you could write a fairly simple plugin to programmatically create a new post for it...  but not sure how you would poll facebook for new comments..  certainly there is a way as other wp plugins do it... but not something we have researched as we dont get many requests for it...

as to facebook users to comment depends on your permissions... if as guest and you allow guest posting, you can easily do it...  if you want them logged into facebook and then be logged into the forum (really your wp site), then you need one of the many login/registration plugins for wp that allow users to log into a wp site with their facebook credentials...

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FidoSysop
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Jul 9, 2016 - 7:54 am

Hi Steve, thanks for your reply.

Actually i was trying to eliminate the plugin overhead by inserting the FB SDK into my theme. But regardless how it's done those external scripts slow a site down. It's probably easiest to use a Facebook comments plugin and add a shortcode under a post, like this one.

https://www.docsplace.org/foru.....y-at-risk/

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Mr Papa
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Jul 9, 2016 - 1:57 pm

what does the SDK do?  how is it invoked?  is it javascript that gets loaded?  if so you could hook into our script loading in the spFunctions.php file and add in the js to get loaded...

so if you can show us how the SDK is loaded otherwise, we can help getting the forum to load it via our api...

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