Chewie.co.uk – Now with Facebook Connect

My fascination with Facebook connect just grows and grows, i absolutely love it and as such i have decided to add it to this blog so that users can login and comment using their Facebook credentials. Obviously i realise that my blog doesn’t get a massive amount of traffic nor comments but i truly believe in FB connect as a platform which can greatly increase the exposure of your site, so lets see how it goes.

I have modified the wordpress plugin from Sociable.es and it is so easy to configure and change. You just upload the entire directory into your wp plugins and then go to Facebook and add the developers application. Once there, click ‘New Application’ and then you will be given a key that you put in the settings section of wordpress. If you get stuck along the way just checkout the readme.txt file that comes with the plugin.

Save them both and away you go. Its worth noting that there are two other wordpress plugins available for Facebook Connect but they are no where near as good as the one from Sociable.

You can use the Facebook Connect form on the right of this page to login and comment from now on šŸ™‚

iPhoto 09 integrates with Facebook Connect

Well Mac fans, here is some interesting news from Apple today. It seems that iLife 09 (which includes such software as iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band etc etc) will have a rather useful plugin for iPhoto 09 which will allow users to upload their snaps directly to Facebook by using the incredibly useful Facebook Connect.

You should know by now that i am a very big fan of Facebook Connect and it is great to see that it is now being implemented directly in programmes along side web sites and web applications.

Apparently the user will have full control of the privacy of the image settings whilst in iPhoto, and then they just simply hit a button to upload and away you go.

You can check out the video over at apple.com to see more or find out more information about Facebook Connect by visiting the Facebook Category here on my blog

How to add Facebook Connect to your blog

Its been a crazy busy week for me so i haven’t updated the blog in a while, however i was checking out Mashable and came across this information on how to add Facebook Connect to your blog in 8 minutes.

There is a full video tutorial, and i shall be adding it into my blog over the coming days to see how easy it really is. Remember to check out my post about Facebook Connect: Why and how to use it on your website for in depth information about Facebook Connect and its benefits.

Facebook Connect signup now open

Last week i wrote quite a comprehensive post about Facebook Connect and how you can use it on your site. I also showed some quick steps on how you can implement it into your site.

Well now Facebook have opened up the signup process which means that you can go and register your site and hopefully get it approved. It is expected that the approval process could take a little bit of time, and also not all sites are guaranteed to be accepted.

I expect that as more and more sites come on board the process will actually become a little more streamlined just like the application approval process which generally takes about 24hrs.

Head over to the Facebook Connect signup page to err, sign up šŸ™‚