Facebook set-up

You will need a facebook account

  • Open Facebook Developer Console
  • Create a new application
  • Click the “My Apps” dropdoown
  • Click “+ Add a New App” button
  • Select platform
  • Enter new project name
  • Click “Create New Facebook App ID”
  • Select a category for your application
  • Click “Create App ID”
  • Add the “App ID” and “App Secret” to the .env file in the root folder as FACEBOOK_APP_ID and FACEBOOK_APP_SECRET respectively e.g. FACEBOOK_APP_ID=? FACEBOOK_APP_SECRET=?
  • In the settings section of the facebook console, you also need to add the website you will be using it from. http://preview.ibb.co/cEjzbG/image.png

Now you and any of your clients who use facebook can post to any of their pages, profiles or groups - once they’ve synced their account. There are two choices for synching the accoun, you can either: 1. submit your app for review to facebook: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/facebook-login/review/how-to-submit/ This means you can use your own App id/secret for any number of clients. or 2. alternatively you can insert the FACEBOOK_APP_ID and FACEBOOK_APP_SECRET for each client in the ‘/groups’ page. This means you don’t need facebook verification and you can post as the clients’ brand name.