What Should I Know About This Update?


A Facebook Feed streams all of the latest posts and updates from a specific Facebook account. Only Facebook Company Pages or Fan Pages will stream content. Facebook does not allow personal facebook pages from being streamed. There is nothing that Brilliant Directories can do to change this limitation imposed by Facebook. 


IMPORTANT: The tool only works with public Facebook company pages. If a member uses their personal Facebook account link, then the feed will show an error or a blank widget.


Also, keep in mind that including the Facebook feed tool in the sidebar can sometimes slow down page loading times because the tool needs to fetch data from Facebook. 



How Can I Install The Facebook Feed For My Member Profile Pages?



You can now have members stream their Facebook accounts in the sidebar of their accounts. The end product is similar to this:



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Please follow these instructions:


  1. Go to the ADMIN >> TOOLBOX >> SIDEBAR MANAGER >> MEMBER PROFILE PAGE SIDEBAR
  2. Search for "Bootstrap Theme - Module - Member Facebook Feed" in the widget sidebar:




  3. Drag the Bootstrap Theme - Module - Member Facebook Feed widget into the slot you wish it to display on your member profile pages:






  4. Click on "Save Changes"


Please note that a Facebook Feed will only show on a member's profile page if they have added a proper facebook link in their contact details form:


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IMPORTANT: The tool only works with public Facebook company pages. If a member uses their personal Facebook account link, then the feed will show an error or a blank widget, like this one:




These facebook accounts won't work for the Facebook Feed:


  • If it's a personal Facebook profile (not a company page).
  • If it's a company page, but not public (users must be logged into FB to see the timeline)     
  • If it's an invalid Facebook Link     
  • If the company Facebook page is still not published


How can you tell if a Facebook account is a personal profile or a page? 


Facebook pages must be public for the feed to work. If you are not logged in to facebook you can still access their information. for example, our Facebook page is a public page, you can access this page even if you-re logged out of facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrilliantDirectories .


 On the other hand, facebook profiles or private pages are not available unless you're logged in to your Facebook account, so it will always prompt you to log in:


 

If a facebook link asks you to log in to continue, that link won't work for the Facebook Feed.




For more information about the difference between a Facebook profile and a page go to the link below:


https://www.facebook.com/help/337881706729661