Authenticate with Facebook
n order to display Facebook feeds you have to get Facebook Access Token.
This is a unified guide for all Social Stream Apps including Flow-Flow for WordPress, Flow-Flow PHP Script, Social Stacks for WordPress and all upcoming streaming apps. Here and below by any mention of Plugin or Social Stream App mean one of the apps or plugins listed above.
According to the table choose the proper method for your Social Streams App or Plugin.
|Social Streams App||Available methods|
|Flow-Flow for WordPress (PRO and Lite)||All methods|
|Flow-Flow PHP Script||All methods (v3.0+)|
|Social Stacks for WordPress||Method 2|
Method 1. Authorize via our app
- Navigate to your Social Streams App settings page in Wordpress admin dashboard.
- Head to Auth tab and find Facebook section.
- Click Authorize button to authorize with our Facebook app.
You will be redirected to settings where you will see newly created token.
Method 2. Use or generate own auth manually
Register new application
- Head over to https://developers.facebook.com and log in, if necessary.
- Register as developer. Otherwise, you can not add your application and get tokens.
- Choose on the navigation bar My Apps ➝ Add a New App.
- Type in any name of your App, your email and click Create New Facebook App ID.
- Copy App ID at the top of the page. We will need it soon.
App ID on Auth settings page in Plugin's admin panel. Do not lose this ID, we still need it.
Get App Secret
- On Facebook Developers navigate to Settings ➝ Basic.
- Simply click Show in the field
App Secretand confirm your Facebook password.
- Copy revealed key and paste it on your Plugin’s Auth settings page in admin panel.
For streaming public pages please go to Access Token Tool, find your newly created app and click need to grant permissions link in User token row. That’s it, copy User token and paste in Flow-Flow admin.
You can check this guide 'How to create never expires Access Token for Facebook Page' and get token which author claims never expires.