If you also want to implement a “share on Facebook to download” trick on your blog, you will also need a Facebook application ID. It’s also a must-have if you want something like “Via Ogbongeblog” to be displayed in your Facebook status.
So, in this tutorial, I am showing you how to create a Facebook application to get an app ID for your blog or website.
How To Create Facebook Application
==> Go to : developers.facebook.com/setup/
==> Click on the “Create New App” button
==> Enter your blog/site name in the “Display Name” field
==> Leave “NameSpace” blank
==> From the “Category” drop down menu, select a category for your blog site eg Entertainment
==> Click the “Create App” button
A security check might pop up asking you to enter the displayed captcha. Enter the displayed text and click “submit”. If entered correctly, you will be redirected to the dashboard of your new app which will look similar to the screenshot below;
Take note of the AppID. You can write it down or save it somewhere you can easily access.
For the purposes of this tutorial, you won’t need your “App Secret” value.
==> Click on “Settings” > “+Add Platform“
==> Select “Website” from the options. This will open up a new field as seen below:
==> Enter the URL of your blog/site in the “Site URL” and “Mobile Site URL” fields as seen above.
==> Click the “Save Changes” button
==> Scroll up and enter your domain name in the “App Domains” field
==> Enter your email address in the “Contact Email” field.
==> Click the “Save Changes” button.
Now, we need to change the status of the app from development mode to public.
==> Click on “Status & Review”
==> Click on the blank tab besides “NO” to change it to “Yes”
A confirmation window will pop up. Click on the “confirm” button.
You can click on “App details” to add description, icons, banners, contact info and demo video.
You can see all your Facebook apps at : https://developers.facebook.com/apps/ You can click on any app on the page to see the app’s ID.
I hope this helps.
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