Getting Started with JFBConnect

JFBConnect is a complete social network integration suite. While rich in features, it can be daunting to get everything configured initially. We've broken down the core feature set of JFBConnect below. Just choose the area you'd like to learn more about and follow the steps provided.

Choose an Area:

Social Authentication

Add social authentication with powerful registration options: 1-click registration, skip activation, auto username creation, and more options.

  1. Set up your social network applications.
  2. Run Autotune for Facebook application setup.
  3. Configure registration flow.
  4. Review our Initial Configuration Guide.

Social Login Buttons

When social authentication setup is complete, use the following steps to display the login buttons for each social network.

  1. Add the SCLogin module to add the social login buttons and Joomla credential login.
  2. Use the SCSocialWidget module to add just the social login buttons to a module position.
  3. Use the {JFBCLogin} easy-tag to manually insert the login buttons anywhere on your page.
  4. Customize the look of the login buttons.

Steps 1-3 are outlined here in further detail.

Import Data into Profiles

JFBConnect works with major 3rd party extensions for customized import of user profile data.

  1. Install 3rd party extension and create custom profile fields if necessary.
  2. Install JFBConnect and enable our corresponding 'Social Profiles' plugin.
  3. In the JFBConnect -> Profiles configuration area, turn on field import and map social network profile fields to the 3rd party profile fields.
  4. Log in on front-end via social network user to verify fields are imported.

All steps are outlined here in further detail.

Social Widgets

JFBConnect provides many ways to let your users push content to social networks with Facebook Likes/Comments, G+1, Pinterest sharing, Facebook Page Plugin, etc.

  1. Add the SCSocialWidget module to add a widget in a module position
  2. Use Easy-tags to manually insert any social widget into your page content.

Open Graph Tags

Want to make sure that your Share Previews are displayed correctly? These steps set up Open Graph tags correctly.

  1. Enable Open Graph plugins.
  2. Create Open Graph objects.
  3. Use the SCOpenGraph easy-tag to manually insert Open Graph tags onto your page.
  4. Create defaults for when no tags are present.
  5. View your preview with our Social Debug Tool or Facebook's Sharing Debugger.

All steps are outlined here in further detail.

View Social Network Streams

Set up a channel for your social network streams to display posts, with complete control over output HTML and CSS. You can see an example at the bottom of sourcecoast.com labeled "Social Stream".

  1. Set up authentication for your social network.
  2. Authenticate with the owner of your Social Network stream, e.g. administrator of your Facebook Page.
  3. Set up a channel in JFBConnect and accept any necessary posting permissions.
  4. Set up a SCSocialStream module to display posts from the channel you created.

Facebook also provides a simpler way to display Page posts with the Page Plugin widget. Please follow the steps above in the "Social Widget" category to set this up.

Post Content to Social Networks

Automatically push content to your social network as it's published on your website. This is a powerful tool to bring traffic to your site and keep your users up-to-date.

  1. Set up channels and authenticate with channel owner to accept any necessary posting permissions.
  2. Configure Open Graph objects / enable Open Graph plugins to designate which published content will be posted.
  3. Configure Open Graph selections in the Channel edit area.
  4. Publish content in our supported extensions, such as Joomla articles, K2 items, JomSocial events and groups and EasyBlog posts.
  5. If you don't want to autopost, manually post content instead.
Social Stream
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