How to Control Comment Settings and Privileges in Add Link to Facebook

Posted OnDec 24, 2014     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

In the final step of the Add Link to Facebook plugin guide, we look at the admin settings, which includes who can view posts, make comments, manage the settings, and more.

Step 1) Scroll down the ‘Add Link to Facebook’ page until you get to Additional Settings, and then choose ‘Admin’ from the toolbar.

Step 2) Add a timeout to your Facebook communication in the box provided. The default is 15 seconds. You can also choose not to display Facebook notices.


Step 3) Set the required capability to use the plugin here. There are dozens of options, from the edit_posts default below, to activate_plugins, edit_dashboard and delete_product, amongst many more.


Step 4) Hiding post submit additions such as add photo, videos, location, etc. can be done by ticking the box provided.


Step 5) The required capability to view Facebook comments can be changed from ‘None’ to a variety of options, including edit_posts, activate_plugins, delete_posts, etc.


Step 6) Refresh options for Facebook comments can be altered in minutes or days. Simply enter your timescale in the boxes provided. You can also refresh the Facebook comments in the background using the WordPress cron, which is used for scheduling and other time-consuming tasks.


Step 7) You can set the maximum text length for your trailers (e.g. Read more…), Facebook text and comment length by filling in the boxes provided. This will save you space in your Facebook boxes on your site and allow for more comments, feeds, etc. to be seen by your users.


Step 8) You can exclude certain types of content (e.g custom post types, categories, tags, authors, etc.) by adding them to the boxes below, separated by commas. This can help you to only publish your best content to your Facebook page.


Step 9) Add a meta box for your chosen custom post types by writing the custom post types into the box provided.


Step 10) If you receive a cURL Error 60, it means that a peer certificate cannot be authenticated with a CA certificate, meaning that the security certificates on the hosting server could be missing or outdated. Tick the boxes below to not verify the peer’s certificate and use bundled CA certificates.


Step 11) You can exclude shortcodes in a variety of fields, including widgets, texts, and filters for texts and comments by ticking the boxes provided.


Step 12) By choosing to use Heise’s social share policy (click the link to find out more), you agree to use their two-click format, which disables unintentional automatic tracking of all page visits by third-party social sites like Facebook, Twitter or Google+. You can add the privacy policy URL in the box provided, and set the priority filter by adding conditional tags to set the social share policy to certain areas, e.g. the_content.


Step 13) By ticking the boxes provided, you can choose not to include a Facebook script (which will prevent conflicts with other Facebook plugins you might be using), and by ticking ‘no asynchronous Facebook script’, you will block the rendering of your page until it has finished downloading, and the page will stop loading your content until it’s complete.


Step 14) The Links API will only show links posted by the author, whereas the Feed API will show all posts from all users. Tick the box to use links API instead of the feed API


Step 15) Tick the box provided if you want to clean all of your data when you deactivate the plugin.


Step 16) You can set additional styling rules for your CSS by adding them to the box provided below, including changing the widget width and height, the name of the widget, and more.



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