Facebook Open Graph 2.0 module for Magento allows store administrator to add "Want" and "Own" buttons to Magento products. When customer clicks "Want" on a product, this product will be added to Wish list (or Gallery) in his/her Facebook account. Moreover, all Facebook friends will see that visitor want this product.
In fact you can configure your Magento to show any button, not only "Want" or "Own". You can add any action and object, for example "Want" action for a "Gift", "Listen" action for a "CD", "Cook" action for a "Recipe". And all Facebook friends will see what he/she Cook, Listen and Want.
This is new Facebook tool that will help users to better express themselves. Facebook Open Graph 2.0 module is compatible with Magento Community and Magento Enterprise editions. Magento is the first eCommerce system that fully integrated with this new feature.
With the Open Graph, your Magento store becomes a part of the user's identity and social graph. As users interact with your Magento store, actions are displayed on the users' Timeline and their friends' News Feeds and Tickers.
Open Graph "Want" button is great way for any eCommerce shop (especially Gift shops or Fashion shops) to show users wish lists to all Facebook friends. It is great possibility to socialize your website and drive new visitors from Facebook.
Installation of Facebook Open Graph 2.0 in Magento.
Install Facebook Open Graph extension to your Magento using Magento Connect:
Checking dependencies of packages Starting to download Social_Facebook-18.104.22.168.tgz ... ...done: 12,779 bytes Installing package community/Social_Facebook 22.214.171.124 Package community/Social_Facebook 126.96.36.199 installed successfully Package installed: community Social_Facebook 188.8.131.52 Cleaning cache .................................... Cache cleaned successfully
Installation step is complete.
Creation of Facebook Application for your Magento website
1 - Log in to your Facebook account and visit this page: facebook.com/developers, click "+ Create new App" button.
2 - Enter "App Display Name" and "App Namespace" (Note: you will need to enter the same values to your Magento settings).
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3 - On the next screen, enter "Contact email" and "Category" of your Magento store. Also, enter path to your website:
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4 - The application configuration is complete, click "Open Graph" in the application menu and add new Action and Object:
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5 - You will see new configuration screen with "Action type", "Object type" and "Aggregation". Click "Create new Aggregation" button.
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6 - Configure aggregation, choose "Layout Style" and other options:
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7 - Go back to previous configuration screen and click "Submit" link in "Action types" section:
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Your Graph will get "Pending" status. Activate your Magento module when configured Graph will be approved by Facebook.
Open "System" -> "Configuration" -> "Social" section -> "Facebook" to configure Facebook Open Graph module. Enter "App Namespace", "App ID", "App Secret" and "Object type" like it shown below:
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Check your Magento storefront:
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Facebook error: The action you're trying to publish is invalid because it does not specify any reference objects. At least one of the following properties must be specified: product.
Though i have created application and everything as mentined above..
I have installed this and configured my app - the only problem is that when I click on "love this" or "try this" it shows up twice on my aggregation? It appears to be telling Facebook twice that I love it. Which I do, but I think it would look better only once!
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I installed the extension in Magento C.E 184.108.40.206 version but I can't make it work. Buttons are not showing on the product page and I noticed in Magento connect that the extension is Social_Facebook 220.127.116.11 (stable) even though I installed the 1.5 version.
Any help is much appreciated!
I installed Open Graph 2.0 in Magento 1.5.10 but when I clicked the product details it throw up an error above.
Please advise on what to do, There were post related to this error but did not see any reply for fixes.
Any solution to this?
Just wondering if facebook has updated their timeline approach. We are really looking forward to implement this extension.
Thanks for your information.