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How to Recover Facebook Comments Lost After Moving to Https/SSL?

If you had recently moved your WordPress website to Https/SSL, all your Facebook Comments would have been lost. Don’t worry, you can recover Facebook Comments by installing Facebook Comments Moderation add-on.

After installing and activating the add-on, navigate to FB Comments Moderation page from left sidebar in admin area.Recover Facebook Comments - Add-On Options

Facebook App ID and Facebook App Secret are mandatory to recover Facebook Comments and for Recent Facebook Comments functionality to work. You can save these in the corresponding options in Settings section. For more details on how to get these, click on the (?) icon before each option.

Recent Facebook Comments and Recovered Facebook Comments will only be saved for a particular webpage only after someone posts a Facebook Comment on that webpage. This is when the add-on fetches the relevant comments for that webpage and you would be able to moderate the fetched comments in Recent Facebook Comments and Recovered Facebook Comments sections at add-on options page.

You can set the default status of Recent Facebook Comments using Default status of the comments to be displayed in Recent Facebook Comments widget option. You can change the status of comments manually from Recent Facebook Comments section. Only the approved comments will appear in Recent Facebook Comments widget that you can enable from Appearance > Widgets page in admin area (See screenshot below)Recover Facebook Comments - Recent Facebook Comments Widget

You can choose how many comments to display from the total fetched comments in database in Recent Facebook Comments and Recovered Facebook Comments sections using Number of comments to display in ‘Recent Facebook Comments’ section and Number of comments to display in ‘Recovered Facebook Comments’ section options, respectively.

To recover the Facebook Comments lost after moving to Https/SSL, enable Recover Facebook Comments (if moved to SSL) option. Facebook Comments won’t be recovered without enabling this option. But remember, Facebook Comments will be recovered for a particular webpage only after someone posts a Facebook Comment on that webpage.

To show the recovered Facebook Comments at frontend for a webpage, enable Display recovered Facebook Comments at the webpages option. Only the approved comments will appear at frontend. You can change the status of recovered comments from Recovered Facebook Comments section at add-on options page

Social Comments Shortcode

If you are using Heateor Social Comments plugin, you can use [Heateor-SC] Shortcode in the content of required page/post where you want to display Social Comments.

Note: Use CTRL/CMD + Shift + V to paste any of the shortcodes below into your WordPress editor to avoid errors!
 

Example

[Heateor-SC]

You can use following attributes in the Shortcode

Style

Use style attribute to style the comments interface

Example

[Heateor-SC style="background-color:#000;"]

Enable Social Comments without default comment form?

If you are using Super Socializer plugin to enable Social Comments, follow the steps mentioned below to disable default comment form from Social Comments.

Change the Order of tabs in commenting interface in Social Commenting section at Super Socializer > Social Commenting page to facebook,wordpress,googleplus,disqus (keep WordPress at second place, arrange others according to your needs) and save changes.

Add following CSS in Custom CSS option at Super Socializer > General Options page in admin panel
li#theChampTabs-1-li{
      display: none;
}

Social Comments Shortcode

If you are using Super Socializer plugin for Social Comments, follow the steps mentioned below to enable Social Comments interface in the content of individual page/post.

Note: Use CTRL/CMD + Shift + V to paste any of the shortcodes below into your WordPress editor to avoid errors!

Social Comments Shortcodes

Facebook Commenting

You can use [TheChamp-FB-Comments] Shortcode in the content of required page/post where you want to display Facebook Commenting interface.

Example

[TheChamp-FB-Comments]

You can use following attributes in the Shortcode

Style

Use style attribute to style the rendered commenting interface

Example

[TheChamp-FB-Comments style="background-color:#000;"]

title

Use title attribute to specify title above commenting interface.

Example

[TheChamp-FB-Comments title="Comment Time!"]

url

Use url attribute to specify the target url for comments. This defaults to the page where shortcode is used.

Example

[TheChamp-FB-Comments url="http://mywebsite.com/page2"]

num_posts

Use num_posts attribute to specify the number of comments to display.

Example

[TheChamp-FB-Comments num_posts="5"]

width

Use width attribute to specify the width of commenting interface. Omit it for fluid width

Example

[TheChamp-FB-Comments width="200"]

language

Use language attribute to specify the language of commenting interface. You can find the language codes at this link. Leave it empty for default language(English)

Example

[TheChamp-FB-Comments language="es_ES"]

You can use shortcode in PHP file as following

<?php echo do_shortcode(‘SHORTCODE’) ?>

Replace SHORTCODE in above code with the required shortcode like [TheChamp-FB-Comments style=”background-color:#000;”], so the final code looks like following

<?php echo do_shortcode('[TheChamp-FB-Comments style="background-color:#000;"]') ?>

GooglePlus Commenting

You can use [TheChamp-GP-Comments] Shortcode in the content of required page/post where you want to display GooglePlus Commenting interface.

You can use title, style, url and width attributes in this shortcode as explained for Facebook Commenting above.

Facebook comments are visible only when logged into the website?

If you are using Super Socializer plugin for Social Comments, follow the steps mentioned below to enable Facebook Comments for the users not logged in at your WordPress website.

Navigate to Settings > Discussion from the left sidebar in the admin panel of your website, disable the option “Users must be registered and logged in to comment” and save changes.Facebook Comments - User must be registered and logged in to comment