To create a Facebook App, go and visit: http://developers.facebook.com/


Facebook Developer Page



Note: You need to use a personal Facebook Account for creating an App. A business account won't work. Your personal account needs to be a verified Facebook account. If your account isn't verified yet, you'll receive a text message from Facebook to verify your account. So make sure, that you have a mobile number set within your account, otherwise you won't be able to create an App. On Facebook Developers page, click on Apps at the top right hand side of that page and login to Facebook if you haven't done already. If you're on the App page click on "+ Add New App" at the top right hand side. A new window will pop up (see image below). 


Facebook Developer Add New App Page


When you click on "advanced setup", A new window will pop up (see image below). Enter a name for your new app, choose an App Category and click on Create App ID.


Create A New Facebook Application


When you create a new App, Just remind that you must have to enter namespace minimum 7 letters, and all fields are require. After enter all field click "Create App ID". It will popup a window of Security Check shown image below, click on Submit.


Facebook App Captcha


Now you have successfully created a Facebook Application and you should be redirected to the Application page which should look like the one on the image below:


Facebook App Page


Note: Your newly created Facebook Application will be in Sandbox Mode as default. To get the App Live, click on Status & Review > "Disabled" . See Image Below:


Facebook App In Spam Mode


Select Yes it will popup a window as shown in the image below. Click confirm to get app live.


Facebook App In Live Mode


You must have to enter canvas URL and site URL to post on facebook. For Add Url go to settings > Add Platform. It will popup a window as below image. In that Add "Facebook Canvas" and "Website".


Facebook Select Platform


once you click on "Facebook Canvas" and "Website" you will see the page as mentioned in the image below :


Facebook Canvas URL


Within the Application Info make sure, that you enter the correct URL of your "Site URL" and "Canvas URL" and the URL does match 100% the one from your website. So if the URL of your website does include the www like http://www.domain.com than you need to enter it like that. If the URL of your website doesn't include the www, than you don't need to include the www within the URL. It's important that the entered Website URL does match the one from your actual website, otherwise the App won't work correctly and it will show an error message when you or your users try to connect with the App.


If you want to use your own Logo or image for the Application, you can do that by clicking on the app details menu > logo options. There are 2 options logo and icons. After clicking on any options, you'll get open popup. Click on the choose sign and upload your custom image/logo/icon for the App. We recommend that you're using a custom image for your App. This will give more trust and does look more professional when a user does connect with your Facebook Application. See Image Below:


Facebook Change Icon


Now, Click on the Dashboard menu and copy and paste the App ID and App Secret Key as below image:


Facebook API Key and App Secrets


Place them into the plugin settings page within the Facebook fields as shown in the image below:


App ID Plugin


Important: When you copy and paste all the needed IDs and Keys, make sure, that you don't have any empty spaces, either at the beginning nor at the end of these entries. If you have any empty spaces, then the Application won't work and will show an error message when you try to connect to the App. Click on "Save Changes".


Important: If you're using Social Posting to Facebook, you NEED to create a separate App only for the posting. The reason for that are the permissions. To be able to post to Facebook you need to grant the App the permissions to access your pages. So for security reasons you HAVE to create a new App for the front end, such as for the Social Reviews, Social Member Lock or the features from Traffic Blaster.


Update - May 2014: Facebook changed some rules regarding the apps. This means that the Facebook App, Facebook profile or page and the user who authorizes the app MUST belong to the same Facebook account. So please make sure you are logged to Facebook as the same user who created the app.


Important: When Facebook Authorization Wizard asks you for the access privileges to your profile/pages, do not uncheck anything and don't click "Skip".
Facebook don't have the ability to request permission to just one page. It's either all of them or none. If you click "Skip" it means you forbid Facebook from posting to any of your pages, groups or profiles. Our plugin will post only to the page that you specify on the "Your Facebook URL" field.


Facebook App Grant Step1

Note: Please don't pay attention to the red message on top of the screenshot above, you don't need to submit your app for review if you will be posting to the profile and pages you admin.


Facebook App Grant Step2



Facebook App Grant Step3


Your Facebook account is ready to use.


Facebook App Grant Success