July 2013 Facebook Breaking Changes alert

July 2013 Facebook Breaking Changes alert

Received this alert and am wondering if it has to do with the JFBConnect Like module I'm using that defaults to current page.

"Your app, Diggers Delight has not enabled the migration for the July 2013 Breaking Changes.
Once you have confirmed your app is compliant or unaffected by the July 2013 Breaking Changes, set the migration setting to "Enabled" in the Advanced section of the App Dashboard. This will apply the July 2013 Breaking Changes to your app and prevent you from receiving future alerts about these changes.
Diggers Delight , is currently using the following deprecated features:

    Social Plugins (Like Button, Like Box) without absolute URL's in their `href` parameter.

These changes will be permanently enabled for all apps in 72 days on Wednesday, July 10, 2013."

Is there a way to remedy this?

Thanks,
Lisa

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Re: July 2013 Facebook Breaking Changes alert

Lisa,
JFBConnect fully supports the July migration already. If you re-run Autotune, it will automatically enable that migration setting for you.

The href note is simply stating that if you use a Like button that points to a different page, you must use the full URL (ex. http://yoursite.com/link-to-page) instead of a relative URL, which Facebook used to support (ex. /link-to-page).

JFBConnect automatically generates an absolute URL when using our Like button. The only way you'd be in violation of the migration is if you implemented the JFBCLike tag or module and specifically used a relative URL, like {JFBCLike href=/link-to-your-page} That's generally not common and not something we've ever recommended.

As always though, you can enable the migration, test your Like buttons, and if you run into issues, disable the migration. That's the purpose of the migrations.. so that you can test before the are enabled for everyon. (in July)

Hope that helps,
Alex

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Re: July 2013 Facebook Breaking Changes alert

Setting aside the OG action module which you helped me set to act on whatever page it's on, the only thing I have is a JFBConnect Like module on the footer of each page.  In the configuration of the module under Options / Basic Options I have the url field blank so it defaults to the given page.  That's not what they are referring is it?

Did the auto-tune and the migration is enabled, but a bit confused still on the href note.

Thanks Alex!

Lisa

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Lisa,
Using the module without an href should still be fine, as far as we know. We've done some testing with the migration setting enabled and not using an href parameter and things work as expected. From what we know, the change only relates to *if* you are using the href parameter you *must* use a full URL.

Since your migration setting is now enabled, the best thing to do is test and make sure that your Like buttons still work as expected. Unlike and re-Like the page. Check the count. If everything seems right, then you are done.

We also just put up a blog post describing the change. If you're interested in more information, see the Facebook's July 2013 Breaking Changes information blog post.

Hope that helps,
Alex

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