We use the Facebook Comments TNG wordpress plugin here to keep comments on Facebook coming into the Blog. If you’ve ever noticed a comment you’ve made on one of my notes in Facebook that showed up here… this is how we do it.
Anyway, a short time ago Facebook changed their website layout and as a result the Facebook Comments TNG plugin was broken. Unfortunately the developer has not had time to update it to match the new Facebook layout, but as it’s breaking some functionality I depend upon (here and elsewhere) I did a little digging to see if I could fix it.
I’m fairly certain this plugin breaks the ToS with Facebook so if you’re not comfortable with that, Don’t use it!
The results are less than spectacular, but it seems to work (mostly) with the following caveats:
- It requires you to enter a profile ID in the options window
- It is limited to only examining the most recent 10 posts (regardless of your setting)
- It may or may not handle multiple pages of comments (untested)
- Somehow the copy I started with was an older version, so some of the newer features are unavailable
NOTE: I do not warranty anything this plugin will do and I will NOT be keeping this up to date. I’m simply providing a temporary location for the fixes I implemented.
If you’re good with that list and can’t wait for an official update, feel free to download my version (in TEXT form).
If the list is too much for you, feel free to wait for an official version here.