Facebook Application Setup

Creating a Facebook Application for Joomla takes just a few steps. After it's created, JFBConnect's Autotune tool will automatically configure the application settings best suited for your site.

  1. Log into the Facebook Developer Center at:
    http://developers.facebook.com/apps
  2. Log into Facebook with the account that you want to 'own' your Facebook application.
    Note: Facebook requires all applications to be owned by real people. You cannot create a Facebook Application using a Facebook 'Page' account.
  3. Click the "Add a New App" button as shown below:
    Facebook - Create New Application
  4. On the 'Create a New App ID' screen, enter a name, contact email address and select a category. Please note, that if you would like to use the 'Requests' feature of Facebook, you will need to select 'Games' as the category.Facebook App - Create a new app ID
  5. Click 'Create App ID' button.
  6. The application will be created at this point. In the Product Setup section, select the 'Get Started' button for the 'Facebook Login' product.
    Facebook Application - Facebook Login Product
  7. On the "Choose Platform" screen (below), select Web (www) as the platform.Facebook - Select Platform
  8. Enter the Site URL (below) and click the Save button. Once Facebook determines that there are no errors, the Continue button will become enabled. Click the Continue button.
    Facebook App - Site URL
  9. Skip the 'Set up the Facebook SDK for Javascript' section by clicking the Continue button. You will use JFBConnect to add any Login, Share or Social widgets to your page.
  10. Skip the 'Check Login Status' section by clicking the Continue button.
  11. Skip the 'Add the Facebook Login Button' section by clicking the Continue button.
  12. Navigate into the Dashboard section  for your app. You should see a large window with information like the image below:
      Facebook Application ID and Secret Key
  13. Click the Show button to reveal your Secret Key. Copy your App ID and Secret key down. You will use it in the Autotune Configuration Tool within JFBConnect.
  14. Under the Settings > Advanced tab, please ensure that the "Native or Desktop app?" setting is set to "No".
  15. In the Products > Facebook Login > Settings, you will need to fill out some more information. Fill out the "Valid OAuth redirect URIs" setting with the following URLs (replacing yourdomain.com with your actual domain name). If you have https enabled on your site, or other ways to access your domain (like www or non-www), add them all here, like below. Once done, click "Save Changes".
    http://yourdomain.com/index.php?option=com_jfbconnect&task=authenticate.callback&provider=facebook
    http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php?option=com_jfbconnect&task=authenticate.callback&provider=facebook
    https://yourdomain.com/index.php?option=com_jfbconnect&task=authenticate.callback&provider=facebook
    https://www.yourdomain.com/index.php?option=com_jfbconnect&task=authenticate.callback&provider=facebook
  16. Click the "App Review" section. Click the Yes/No button to turn your application live.Facebook App - Set to Live
  17. Click Confirm. Don't worry - you can change your application back to development mode with just another click of the Yes/No button.Facebook Application - Confirm to go Live
  18. You do not need to configure any additional fields in your Facebook Application. JFBConnect will automatically configure your Application in the best way possible for your Joomla website.

When you are complete with your Facebook Application, proceed to the Autotune Configuration section of the JFBConnect Configuration guide.

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