We are proud to announce the launch of Facebook Connect integration on the Webs platform!

You can now harness the power of the world’s most popular social network to enhance your sites’ community interaction, bolster site traffic and drive brand awareness.

How does it work?

The new Facebook Connect feature allows for a smooth, seamless integration of Facebook directly with your Members App.

When enabled, your site visitors can join your site with their Facebook accounts, bypassing the need to remember a new password.  Existing members can also login with Facebook and link their current member profile with their Facebook accounts.  Members who login with Facebook Members can then use their Facebook identity to interact with your site and can even choose to post back comments and status updates to their Facebook news feed –promoting their content (and yours) to a massive community on Facebook!

How to enable Facebook Connect on Your Site?

Activating Facebook Connect is easy.

  1. Visit the “Settings” page of your Members App
  2. Click the checkbox (towards the bottom of the page)  to enable Facebook Connect.
  3. Click the “Generate” link to create your Facebook app
  4. Visit the Facebook Developer page and copy your “Application Secret
    Hint: When copy/pasting your Application Secret, make sure you don’t confuse it with the API Key.  In order to properly setup Facebook Connect, you need to use the Application Secret.
  5. Click Submit and you’re done!

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Summary

Facebook is becoming increasingly central to the way people community and share content on the web.  Its now quite clear that Facebook has become an important strategy to grow a website’s popularity and traffic.  Today, we’ve announce Facebook Connect, a great way to use the power of Facebook to grow and enhance your site, letting members join and share your content with Facebook.  As Facebook continues to expand its external features, we will also continue to update our functionality so you can fully utilize this incredible platform.

Enable Facebook Connect and start growing your community today!

Until next time,
Happy Site Building!

52 Responses

    • the Webs Team
      Mar 30, 2010 - 04:34 PM

      @Ahmed: Please remember to copy the Application Secret code not the API key. If you need any further assistance, please contact our support team.

  1. Fern
    Mar 30, 2010 - 08:07 PM

    This is cool, maybe connecting/signing in using Twitter as well would be a good addition too seeing as that is a massive network of people as well. I know that most of my members are Twitter users when not quite as many are facebook users!! Anyway, I’m going to test out adding this myself, thanks again webs.com!

  2. DentoClub
    Mar 31, 2010 - 11:22 AM

    WOW, very interesting , my site is now connected to facebook.

  3. Nick
    Mar 31, 2010 - 11:53 AM

    This is an extreme impressive update. I am glad to know about this. I will apply this update to my social website with Webs.com
    Thanks for your infinite amazing service.

  4. Kamal
    Apr 02, 2010 - 02:40 PM

    i want that my visitors shud have the facility to search through my games

  5. aziz
    Apr 20, 2010 - 07:20 AM

    Thank you! online now!!!!

  6. CEO
    Apr 30, 2010 - 07:49 AM

    I have a free account, is this feature available to me, or do I have to upgrade my account to use Facebook Connect?

    • the Webs Team
      Apr 30, 2010 - 08:46 AM

      @Vandinc: This feature is available to all accounts, free and premium.

  7. coinsguy2010
    May 06, 2010 - 01:58 PM

    well Google doesn’t work for this site, mayby face book will

    • the Webs Team
      May 06, 2010 - 02:08 PM

      @coinsguy2010: Not sure what you mean by “Google doesn’t work for your site”. Did you mean about getting your site listed on the search engine?

  8. elisha
    May 08, 2010 - 01:05 AM

    This website builder is very good I have used it for about 2 years

  9. Sydney
    May 09, 2010 - 01:02 PM

    I love this new thing! I cant wait to upload it to my website!

  10. I NEED THE SERVICE PROVIDED
    May 13, 2010 - 10:45 PM

    need the facebook option applicable to my site

  11. bernabe
    May 18, 2010 - 03:21 AM

    thank you so much webs.com

  12. Tiffanie
    May 20, 2010 - 01:32 PM

    i cant figure out where the “enable facebook connect” button is.
    Too bad cuz this looks like a good application.

  13. the Webs Team
    May 20, 2010 - 02:48 PM

    @Tiffanie: Check out this how to video that might help you: http://www.webshowto.com/apps/videos/videos/show/7847501-webs-facebook-connect

  14. Scott
    May 21, 2010 - 05:08 AM

    Does this also work with Facebook Fan Pages, also?
    If so, do I have to go through a different process so the application doesn’t integrate under my personal profile?

  15. akanae
    May 21, 2010 - 01:06 PM

    I would like to have this on my website.

  16. Anonymous
    May 22, 2010 - 02:21 PM

    WEBS.COM IS THE BEST!!

  17. Jarmal Barrow
    May 23, 2010 - 11:09 AM

    This website builder is very good I have used it for about 2 years

  18. Rivindu De Zoysa
    May 24, 2010 - 11:00 AM

    WEBS.com is my favor

  19. THEWORLDCLUB
    May 24, 2010 - 07:50 PM

    I really hated all the website creating sites on the internet but webs seems to be simple enough then other sites because other sites have long subnames so this makes it a whole lot easier.

  20. sbo
    May 25, 2010 - 01:07 AM

    i would likew this new option big time

  21. Danielle
    May 26, 2010 - 06:18 PM

    I love webs.com its so awesome

  22. Tama Zobell
    May 27, 2010 - 06:37 PM

    Good job! THANKS! You guys do a great website, and have some great contents. Keep up the good work. best regards,

  23. Jessica
    May 28, 2010 - 04:42 PM

    how do i get to add this facebook feature to my website, your e-mail was very convincing and i would like to add it. Please reply soon so my costumers on my website can enjoy your new features.

    • the Webs Team
      May 30, 2010 - 09:14 AM

      @Jessica: I highly recommend you look over the how-to video for instructions on how to install.

      Best,

      Irina

  24. Joe
    May 31, 2010 - 10:26 AM

    I have followed all of your links in this email and the Facebook Connect feature is still not anywhere to be found. I’ve even did a search on the page for Facebook, still no luck. Can you help please?

  25. Lana
    May 31, 2010 - 03:50 PM

    Despite mention in your recent e-mail that the fan page box “Enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Likes from their own website,” the FB connect app seems to require a personal profile on FB, rather than the business page (as I have, for security reasons,) that you claim this will work for.

    I would love to connect my webs site to FB, but FB doesn’t seem to really let you do ANYTHING with a business page. Feel free to let me know if there’s something I’m missing or if you’re aware of any changes that will allow me functionality in the future.

  26. Lissa
    May 31, 2010 - 09:48 PM

    Seems nice. I’ll try it…

  27. sexysportsbabe
    Jun 02, 2010 - 09:08 AM

    sounds awsome i will def try it.

  28. repon
    Jul 18, 2010 - 05:47 AM

    i like this site.

  29. NJ Taylor
    Oct 21, 2010 - 12:22 AM

    I went to “Site Settings” and I went to “Applications”. I can’t find “1.Visit the “Settings” page of your Members App ” in your fisrt step. Maybe its just me after 2 and 1/2 hours on 24.6kps dial-up trying to find how to get the Facebook logo linked to my webs.com site. This is the closest I’ve coem all night to getting the job done – but I give up. I’m too exhausted to do anymore.
    So where in the webs.com site is the Settings etc etc?
    NJ

  30. necie
    Nov 18, 2010 - 10:26 PM

    how do I link a facebook site that is already established to my webs.com webstite?

  31. vivek
    Mar 15, 2011 - 12:27 PM

    Visit the “Settings” page of your Members App
    Click the checkbox (towards the bottom of the page) to enable Facebook Connect.
    Click the “Generate” link to create your Facebook app

    where can i find these????? i dint see anything like this…kindly help

  32. Kendra Salot
    Apr 10, 2011 - 01:48 PM

    How do I link a facebook page that was already made. I need to change the Facebook API Key. How?

    Kendra

  33. David
    Apr 12, 2011 - 10:14 AM

    I’m trying to link my newly created website to a … newly created Facebook account in order to provide the “Facebook Connect” possibility to my future members. But, it seems that Facebook won’t let me do it the way I want ! My FB account has been verified by email and by providing my cellular phone number and I keep getting this message : ” Your FB account hasn’t been verified, please provide your phone number or credit card number ?!” Now, I’m sure this operation was properly done. Any idea to sort this out ?
    Thank’s.
    (sorry for my english …)

    • the Webs Team
      Apr 12, 2011 - 10:42 AM

      @David: You might need to contact Facebook directly regarding this issue.

  34. Jason
    Apr 14, 2011 - 07:54 PM

    I’ve looked on my settings page and my app page and there is NO checkbox for Facebook. I see I’m not the only one with this issue, so, where are these settings? Also, every video link here no longer exists.

  35. Jenn
    Apr 23, 2011 - 11:08 AM

    This may be a stupid question — I have a freewebs website (obviously) and I have a fan page on Facebook that has been around for a couple years already. If I do this, does it link to my already-existing Facebook fan page? I don’t want to start from scratch. I tried this a few months ago but it appears the app starts a new FB page. Help?

    • the Webs Team
      Apr 25, 2011 - 09:56 AM

      @Jenn: That’s correct, it will link to your current page.

  36. Nick
    Jul 17, 2011 - 01:38 PM

    I have not been able to find the check box on any of my setting pages. Also all the video links on this page are dead. Please let me know exactly where I can find the check box or if this process has changed.

  37. William
    Aug 21, 2011 - 02:40 PM

    I was unable to add Facebook app as it is asking for my mobile number which I have placed in Facebook profile, is there anywhere else my phone number has to go? It won’t go past the first stage!!

    • the Webs Team
      Aug 22, 2011 - 11:12 AM

      @William: If you need assistance with adding Facebook Connect, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team.

  38. Angela O
    Sep 25, 2011 - 06:16 PM

    I am having problems with this. Each time I click on the connect to facebook box, An error pops up.
    Error. Url, name, email, and language are required.

    Can someone please let me know what to do from here? Thank you in advance!

    • the Webs Team
      Sep 27, 2011 - 12:05 PM

      @Agnela O: For assistance with this feature, please contact our support team directly using the support button located in your account.

  39. the Webs Team
    Oct 17, 2011 - 12:31 PM

    @Ruth: If you need assistance with your domain name or Facebook Connect feature you can always contact our support team at http://support.webs.com.

    ~Irina

  40. MTs. Kedungombo
    Feb 29, 2012 - 09:03 PM

    i have a facebook fanpage. how do i connect it with my webs?

    • Irina
      Mar 01, 2012 - 10:25 AM

      Please follow the directions provided in this blog post. If you need any further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our support team directly.

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