"Page Not Found" - Linking Wordpress to Facebook is not as easy as it seems.
February 26, 2012 9:23 AM   Subscribe

Wordpress + Facebook = Fail. Help.

I have a Wordpress blog, which uses the Presswork theme. My blog also has a Facebook page. Wordpress offers a fancy little social media widget into which I'm supposed to put my Facebook username, and that will produce a FB icon that links to my FB page at the top-right of every page on my blog.

Except it doesn't work.

I have a "pages" page for my blog (not a personal FB page). Is this part of the problem? I've tried the entire FB url, the url from "pages" forward, just my UserID, just the numbers following my UserID, every combination I can think of, and it always, always creates a link to a "Page Not Found" link on FB.

Any thoughts as to what I'm doing wrong? I posted a query to the Presswork help forums a few weeks ago but have never gotten a response. I've probably spent ten hours over the course of several weeks trying to debug this, but to no avail.

posted by anastasiav to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Do you have a screenshot of the admin page where you enter the url?
posted by Foci for Analysis at 9:56 AM on February 26, 2012

Also, could you please tell us the name of your Presswork theme? I suspect this is a theme specific feature
posted by Foci for Analysis at 9:58 AM on February 26, 2012

Wait, you created a Pages FB account? I did the same thing and realized that this type of FB account isn't compatible with key wordpress plugins such as Simple Facebook Connect! Maybe the theme you are using assumes that you have an "usual" FB account? Curses. I haven't found a solution to this, other than creating a new FB account using a new email, but maybe FB support can help you reset your account to the default type?
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:13 AM on February 26, 2012

Apologies for all these comments but here's more on why FB business accounts suck in comparison to personal accounts.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:21 AM on February 26, 2012

Best answer: Have you tried registering a web address for your Page instead of using the numeric user ID? Perhaps it would work with a straightforward, all-letters URL/username; it's possible that the numbers are throwing it off for some stupid reason.
posted by mykescipark at 11:20 AM on February 26, 2012

Response by poster: mykescipark's advice fixed it! Thank you!
posted by anastasiav at 11:42 AM on February 26, 2012

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