Documentation, Reference Materials and Tutorials for Envira Gallery
Need help setting up our Social Addon? Look no further! In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps necessary to create and add your Facebook Application ID to the Social Addon’s settings. This is a requirement by Facebook so you can share your Envira gallery and album images.
- Ultimate or Pro Envira license. You can read how to upgrade to one of these licenses here.
- WordPress 3.5+
- Envira Gallery 184.108.40.206+
- Social Addon
Step 1 – Social Addon Settings Tab
Next, navigate to the Envira Gallery » Settings and select the Social tab. Here you’ll find the Facebook Application ID field.
Step 2 – Create a Facebook Application
Visit https://developers.facebook.com/quickstarts/?platform=web to create a Facebook App ID.
Facebook requires to you to have a Facebook developer account before you can create your App ID. Click the Register button to complete this process.
Once you’re logged in as a developer to Facebook, click the Add A New App link from the menu under your name in the top right corner of the screen.
A window will open asking you to enter a Display Name for your App. Enter your name and click click the Create App ID button. Facebook will ask you to complete a security check next and then redirect you to another page.
Next, click the Settings from the left side menu and click the Add Platform button.
A window will open for you to select Website. This is where we’ll enter our website URL.
Next, enter the URL of your site and click Save Changes.
Step 3 – Publish the Facebook Application
Our next step is to allow the App to be used publicly. If you don’t set the App for public use, only users logged in to your WordPress site can share your images. From the menu on the left, select App Review.
Your first item is the Make My New App public?, click the No button.
Another window will open and ask you to choose a Category for your App. Then select your category from the dropdown and click Confirm.
Step 4 – Copy and Paste the Facebook Application ID
We can then copy the App ID by selecting the Dashboard link from the left menu. Next, copy the App ID from this screen by right clicking on the App ID and choosing Copy.
Finally, return to the Envira Gallery » Settings » Social tab » Facebook Application ID field and paste your App ID by right clicking on the field and selecting Paste and click Save.
And that’s it! You can now continue setting up your galleries and albums for sharing your images on Facebook with the Social Addon. Once you finish setting up social sharing, showcase your Instagram photos using Envira’s Instagram Addon.
Q: Do I need to create a Facebook Application and connect it to Envira?
A: Yes! If a Facebook Application ID is not entered in the Envira Gallery’s Social tab, your galleries cannot be shared to Facebook using the Social Addon.
Q: I’ve added my Facebook Application ID. Why are my images not sharing to Facebook?
A: You’ll want to be sure and check the following which are the most common causes of failed sharing to Facebook:
Confirm your Facebook Application is Published
This step is easy to overlook! If your Facebook Application is not yet published, sharing to Facebook will fail. Follow these steps to publish your Facebook Application if it has not yet been published.
Check that the Site URL Exactly Matches Your Site’s URL
It is vital that the Site URL entered for the Facebook Application exactly matches the site your galleries are being shared from. This includes whether your site uses www. before the domain name or not, and if it uses a subdomain.
You can check the exact setup of your site’s URL by visiting a gallery page on your site and viewing the url shown in the browser’s address bar.
Q: How can I change the name displayed in the top of the share on Facebook window?
A: The name you’ve given your Facebook Application will appear in the Facebook share from your galleries. For example, the following shows that my Facebook Application is named “Envira Gallery Social Addon”:
To edit this name, go to Settings from the left side menu and change the Display Name. Next, click the Save Changes in the bottom right corner.