Facebook comments for WordPress allows you to put a Facebook comment box and a Facebook like box directly on your blog. Setting it up involves creating an app developer account, which can seem a little daunting at first, but really isn’t all that complicated.
Here’s how to setup Facebook Comments for WordPress.
Step 1: Install and Activate the Plugin
Search for the plugin under “Add New” in the “Plugins” tab. Install the plugin.
Activate the plugin.
Step 2: Creating a Facebook Developer Account
Click on “set your application ID and secret now” in the link that appears after activating the plugin.
Click on “Create a Facebook App.”
You’ll be prompted by Facebook to allow it to access your account. Click “Allow.”
Step 3: Creating a New App
Once signed into Facebook Developer, click “Create New App.”
Give your app a name. The public won’t actually see this, so it doesn’t matter all that much.
Click on “Web” in the left hand side navigation.
Enter the URL of the website you want your Facebook comments to show up on.
Upon hitting save changes, your Application ID and Application Secret will be displayed. Copy these.
Step 4: Entering Your Application ID
Go back into the settings for Facebook Comments. Paste your Application ID and Application Secret into their appropriate fields.
If you hit “Update” now, Facebook Comments for WordPress will go live.
Here are a few more important things to set before finishing up the installation.
Step 5: Basic Settings
Setup your basic settings, such as whether you want to display comments on blog posts (as opposed to just “Like,”) whether you want to count WordPress comments and Facebook comments together and such.
Step 6: Like Button Settings
Setup how the “Like” button on your site should look.
Step 7: Comments Box Settings
Under “Comments Box Settings” there are a few more settings you can set, such as how long the box is and whether to show only on pages, posts or both.
Once you’ve setup everything the way you want it, click “Update” and check your website to see how it looks. Congratulations! You’ve setup Facebook Comments for WordPress, which allows you to “Like” and “Comment” with Facebook’s system integrated into your blog.