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Old Oct 21, 2010, 03:56 AM
Eric Bobrow
 
70 posts · Jan 2009
The WordPress Connect plugin is pretty cool - it adds a Facebook Comments box to your posts or pages. I installed it easily and it works nicely in Firefox (Mac and PC) and Safari (Mac), however the Facebook stuff does not show up in Internet Explorer 8.

This is not an Atahualpa problem - I changed to the default 2010 theme and it still does the same (works in FF and Safari, but not IE8). I also tried deactivating all plugins except WordPress Connect - no change.

I looked at another website page that has a different Facebook Comments plugin (not for WordPress), and which works for IE8, and can see that in the opening HTML tag they have references to Facebook XML schema files:
Code:
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:og="http://opengraphprotocol.org/schema/" xmlns:fb="http://developers.facebook.com/schema/">
Is there a way to insert or change the contents of the opening <html> tag through Atahualpa, or through editing any of the theme PHP files manually? I'm not sure this will help, but I thought I would try it.

If anyone has any other ideas I'd appreciate suggestions.

By the way, my site URL changed, and is now http://www.actemplate.com. If you go to any of the pages in FF or Safari, you'll see the Facebook Comments at the bottom of the page, and it also appears after every post. Since I just installed the plugin yesterday, the only page that has actual comments at this point is a tutorial video that I posted a couple of days ago - since I sent emails out to our list telling them to check out the new video:
http://www.actemplate.com/video-tips/set-ids/

You'll see that there are about 15 comments already! This is amazingly cool. But of course, if it doesn't work for IE8, then that's not good...

I posted a question on the developer's site, but he doesn't answer questions very much at all. The plugin was last updated in June, and his last response to a question was in July. So I don't expect to hear anything there.

Anyway, if you have any ideas or suggestions, I'd greatly appreciate your help.

Eric

Last edited by Eric Bobrow; Oct 25, 2010 at 02:26 AM.
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Old Oct 25, 2010, 02:30 AM
Eric Bobrow
 
70 posts · Jan 2009
I haven't gotten any replies here, so I'm simplifying the question.

Where can one change the opening <HTML> tag contents? I looked in the index.php file and it seems to call bfa_get_options.php to get the opening code for the header, but I can't figure out where the Options for this code are stored. This is really the first line of code after the DOCTYPE declaration, and

I'd like to see if I can expand this <HTML> line to reference the Facebook XML schemas, in order to solve a problem with display of Facebook comments in IE8.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 01:01 AM
Eric Bobrow
 
70 posts · Jan 2009
Thank you so MUCH!
That pointed me to the right place!

I pasted
HTML Code:
xmlns:og="http://opengraphprotocol.org/schema/" xmlns:fb="http://developers.facebook.com/schema/"
into the line that creates the <HTML> tag contents, so now it reads like this:
HTML Code:
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" <?php language_attributes(); ?> xmlns:og="http://opengraphprotocol.org/schema/" xmlns:fb="http://developers.facebook.com/schema/">
NOW the Facebook comments show up in IE8 just like they do in Firefox and Safari!

I highly recommend the WordPress Connect plugin (now that I've got it fixed)! The FB comments section is getting much higher participation than the standard WP comments box, and it looks nicer since it has people's profile pictures attached to each comment.

The only thing I'd like to improve would be to gain more control over where FB comments are enabled - the choices are:
all posts (or none)
all pages (or none)
and I think perhaps the home page has a separate control.

I'm sure I could patch in some CSS code into Atahualpa to turn them on and off, but haven't gotten that far yet.

Anyways, thanks again for your help!

Eric

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