Social Links V0.3.3
Version 0.3.3 - Facebook Count update
Today we are proud to release version 0.3.3 of CoalaWeb Social Links that comes with some changes to the Facebook counts system (Pro subscribers) plus some other tweaks and improvements.
Facebook recently depreciated/removed some of their APIs so I have rewritten how the system retrieves Facebook counts. The system now needs a Facebook App ID and it's accompanying Secret Key which can be entered under the Counts tab in the component options.
The system will then use them to generate a Token which is needed to retrieve the page counts. You can also add an extra layer of security by turning it on firstly in your Facebook App and then in the Component options. I have updated the guide to help with the process.
- If you are already using a Facebook App ID with social links you can use the same ID just add its accompanying App Secret.
- To see some results and make sure it's working set the last option in the Counts section called Locktime in minutes to 1 and refresh a few pages then check the counts are being recorded. After you are satisfied you can set it back to your previous setting./li>
- Like counts are no longer available only Share, Comment and Total.