Probably, you would want to install and set up Facebook comments in WordPress, but you may not know how to go about it, or maybe you assume it is not that necessary. In case you bumped into this page, then this is your time to do it. We will show you the best way to go about it, using plugins, and other techniques that I hope will guide you.
Before we show you the installation process, we will first help you understand the reasons why you should do it and why even the most blogs in the world are using Facebook comments in WordPress. Now you might be wondering where you will find a WordPress Developer to do the installation? Stick around, and we will address all this in the article.
Why You Should Install, and Setup Facebook Comments in WordPress
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1. Increases Social Engagement
Is it this what every marketer is looking for? It is the easiest way for you to sell your goods or services. When you allow people to read and comment on your content, that’s how the level of engagement begins and slowly increases in due time.
If you are active on Facebook, it is easy to build massive engagement because the number of active Facebook users is extremely high. You find many followers tweaking about your posts as long as you are continually updating your content. Most of them will be repeat visitors who find your blogs interesting, and friends of friends who also want to contribute on the same tweak.
2. Improved Credibility
Unlike before, people are using Facebook to apply for job positions, form an informal community group, and those with equal interest and goals also group together. With this in mind, they have to use their real identity. Those commenting on your content, therefore, improve the integrity of your conversation. Although you don’t know them personally, you tend to give them credit based on that.
Facebook places those with many likes from followers on top of the page. Therefore, it is rare to find spammers in that category. It gives assurance that those on top are credible; otherwise, you don’t get on top if you don’t have a high number of followers, and that means your integrity is on point.
Best Ways to Add Facebook Comments to WordPress Site
Step 1. Doing it yourself without involving a WordPress Developer, creating a Facebook App if you are going to use the popular plugins Wp. You will create the Facebook App and get registered as a developer. If you haven’t, you will go and open developers.facebook.com. Select App>Create a New App. There is also an option for Add New App for those who are return visitors.
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Step 2. After you finish with the registration, you will proceed with the free version of Wp plugin. Here we will demonstrate using “WpDevArt Facebook comment” so you will install this plugin from the dashboard. It should look like this; Dashboard>Plugin>Add New, proceed to search, and look for WpDevArt Facebook comments plugin. Install Now>Activate. (Configuration will be at a later stage).
Step 3. You need to log in as you proceed to the next level. If you don’t have an account, you will find a page “Create a New App ID” click it and fill the necessary information.
Step 4. Now that you have an “App ID” click on it, and it will get copied automatically. Click for “App live” following the process.
Step 5. Now we are in the final stage, where we said we would do the configuration using the App ID. >“FB comments” should be located on the dashboard. Paste or type your ID. You will find a checkbox of Home, Post, and Page done by default. It determines the positioning display of the comment box. Congratulations, you are now done setting the Facebook comments.
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Other ways of Installing and setting Facebook Comments in WordPress
- Without plugins
- Using plugins such as WP
- Through Divi Theme.
Adding Facebook Comment to WordPress Without Plugin
For the sake of those who don’t like the idea of plugins for reasons best known to them, we will quickly look at the steps to install Facebook comments without WordPress Development plugins.
Step 1. Login to your Facebook page and go to the Facebook Comment. On the developer page, go to settings and type or paste your blog page. Then click the “Get Code” to generate it. Now, back to the dashboard, you will find Appearance>Editor, find the file header.php and click. Under “body” tag, paste the code generated.
Step 2. You can enter the same code generated under your posts. The uses dynamic functions, ensuring the uniqueness of Facebook Comments for your page.
Step 3. Now it’s time for testing if your installation worked. You will go to your Facebook page and find some of your posts. Just down under, you should see the “Add Comment” that’s it.
Divi and Extra Theme users
It requires a simple formula. You will need to locate Appearance, hit “Divi Theme” Options next is the integration tab, the code generated in step 1 above gets in the “body.” Still, first, you need to Enable Body Code then save. On the right-hand side, “Add code” for edits, find a file single.php inside the Theme/child folder.
To test if you were successful, go to your Facebook, and you should find “Add a comment” below your post. That is if you had ticked the “post” during the configuration of the plugin.
we have seen all the reasons why, and the best ways you need to install and set up Facebook comments in WordPress, using WordPress Development plugins and other means for a positive impact. It is not a complicated task, and it has tons of benefits, such as adding traffic to your page through engagement.