Initial Configuration

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This configuration guide is for JFBConnect 6.x for 2.5 and 3.x


The installation an initial configuration process is covered in the following video as well as the documentation over the next few pages.

Installation of JFBConnect is just like other Joomla components:

  • Navigate to the "Extensions->Extension Manager" menu item in the Joomla administration area. 
  • In the "Upload Package File" section, click the "Browse" button.
  • Select the package file on your computer you downloaded from this site (ex:
  • Click the "Upload File & Install" button

You should see an output window similar to the one below upon successful installation:


The installation process will install multiple modules and plugins for integration with Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and more. Additional plugins for integration with specific 3rd party extensions like JomSocial, Community Builder, jReviews and others will be installed if those extensions are installed on your site.

Once installed, click the "Run Autotune Now" button. You will need your social network Application ID and Secret key to use the auto-configuration tool. The next page explains how to get the Application information.

Social Stream
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Facebook has begun sending out notices to Facebook Application administrators that v2.0 of the Graph API will be deprecated on August 8, 2016. The message can be a bit cryptic on it's own. It's very difficult to know what it means when you're using an extension like JFBConnect for integration, since it's supposed to mask you from the inner workings of Facebook integration for Joomla. If you're confused, concerned or just curious, read our blog post to understand what the message means and what you need to do.
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JFBConnect v7.0 Available now! This release brings auto-posting of content from your site to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as well as Joomla 3.5 support and lots of other great enhancements. For more details, see:
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