Complete Facebook Integration for Joomla
JFBConnect integrates with 3rd party community components to automatically populate Facebook profile data into these systems. We currently support: JomSocial, Community Builder, Kunena, K2 and Virtuemart.
If you have one of these 3rd party components installed, and want to automatically import profile information from Facebook into your new users' accounts, read on. If not, proceed to the next step.
JFBConnect and JLinked (the LinkedIn integration extension for Joomla) share the same profile plugins. If you've already installed these plugins for JLinked, you don't need to install them again. Likewise, they will automatically be available for you to import LinkedIn profile information into your Joomla site if you choose JLinked for LinkedIn integration.
1) The Social Profile plugins are found in the "Profiles" directory of the main JFBConnect zip file you download from this site.
2) Simply use the "Extensions->Install/Uninstall" or "Extensions->Extension Manager" menu item in the administration area. Use the "Upload Package File" section, select the desired profiles' zip files unzipped from step #1 (example: plg_socialprofiles_communitybuilder_j2.5_v5.0.0.zip ), and click "Upload File & Install". Note: Only install the profile plugins for the third-party components you have installed and want to integrate with; installing all of the plugins is likely not necessary for your site.
3) Next, navigate to the Plugin area by going to "Extensions->Plugin Manager". You will need to install and enable the desired socialprofiles plugins.
4) Next, navigate to the JFBConnect Profiles area by going to "Components->JFBConnect->Profiles and then clicking on the desired 3rd party component name. You will need to configure the integration in each of the Profiles' tabs. (Note: Only enabled socialprofiles plugins will show up on the Profiles page.)
You will see a page similar to that below, though your fields in the lower section will likely be different.
JFBConnect allows you to map Facebook profile fields into some default fields in Kunena, K2, Agora, and Virtuemart or any text area, text field or date field that you've created within JomSocial or Community Builder. The left-hand column shows all available 3rd party fields to which you can automatically import Facebook profile data into. On the right, use the drop-down to select the Facebook profile data field that you want fetched into the 3rd party field.
When done, click "Apply Changes" and proceed to the next step.
In addition to importing profile information, there are some other ways to integrate Facebook into Community Builder, JomSocial, Kunena, and other 3rd Party Extensions. We highly recommend if you're using any of the profile plugins to also look at the "Common Support Questions Area for 3rd Party Integration" to learn any specific details for integration with your system of choice.