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  • #131526
    Pierre Robert

    Hi everyone!

    I’m trying to add a button linking to my Facebook page that I just created, and I’d like it to be on the navigation bar.

    And secondly, is there any way that the posts can be uploaded to the Facebook account?

    Thanks for your help,
    Pierre

    #131535
    Stacey Usborne
    Staff

    Hi Pierre,

    To add your social icon to your navigation, this should help:
    https://generatepress.com/knowledgebase/menu-social-icons/

    To post to facebook, you can try this plugin:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/facebook-auto-publish/

    I haven’t personally tried this plugin, but it might be what you’re looking for.

    Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

    #131563
    Pierre Robert

    Hi, Stacey!

    I did the first part, and it’s working fine. However, no success with Facebook. It seems that I have to create a developper account and create an app. I’m lost.

    I’ll keep trying.

    Thanks,
    Pierre

    #131607
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi Pierre,

    Are you using the Jetpack plugin? I believe the “Publicize” module they offer can achieve this.

    Let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

    #131663
    Pierre

    Hi Tom

    I tried to use it to connect to my Facebook page, but it asks me for a Twitter account number. Weird. I also need to go through WordPress.com. I also want the link to be to a secondary Facebook page, one devoted to “meditation”. I am new to Facebook (it’s about time!), so still learning.

    Thanks again for your great support.

    Pierre

    #131667
    Pierre

    Hi Tom!

    For now, I am just pasting a link to my post, directly on the Facebook page <https://www.facebook.com/&gt;. It’s not perfect, but it seems to work.

    Thanks again,
    Pierre

    #131690
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    You shouldn’t have to use WordPress.com, they just want you to connect to it (you can create a free account and forget about it).

    However, if you search for “WordPress post to Facebook”, you should find more options, the above are only a couple ๐Ÿ™‚

    #135644
    Markus

    Hi all,

    unfortunately I am still not able to add e.g. a Twitter icon to the menu by adding

    <i class=”fa fa-twitter”></i>

    in the Navigation Label field. In fact, when entering HTML the whole (secondary) menu disappears.

    Is there anything I am overlooking? Does this require an extra plugin?

    Cheers,
    Markus

    #135688
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hmm, that should work.

    Make sure you’re not using curly quotes: <i class="fa fa-twitter"></i>

    If that doesn’t work, try #1 on this page: https://generatepress.com/knowledgebase/debugging/

    #135819
    Markus

    Thanks, Tom.

    I had to go through the backend (Appearance > Menus etc.) to make it work.

    I first tried to do it directly from the (lefhandside) swipe menu at “customize > menus etc.”.

    Thanks again.
    Markus

    #135841
    Markus

    One more thing that I did not find addressed in the “Knowledgebase ยป Menu Social Icons”.

    How can I open icons in a new tab?

    #135863
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    The menu area in the Customizer is still quite new in WP, I imagine there might be some bugs still.

    To open in a new tab, go to “Appearance > Menus” and click “Screen Options” at the top right. Check the “Link Target” checkbox, then when you open your menu item, there should be an option to open in a new window.

    #135866
    Markus

    Thanks, Tom! Worked beautifully.

    No worries. Even with a bug or two the interface is simply amazing. Well done!

    Cheers,
    Markus

    #135868
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer
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