How To Add Facebook Comments To Your WordPress Blog

If you’re reading this, chances are that you use social media and have a Facebook account. Did you know that Facebook is on track to have 1 billion users by August of this year? Crazy right?

Yes, and crazy good for your online business and getting more traffic to your website.

In today’s article and video training we’re going to look at how to add Facebook comments to your WordPress blog.

Here’s the how-to, and you can look for my recommendations after the video.

How To Add Facebook Comments To Your WordPress Blog

Why Add Facebook Comments to your Blog?

Now you might be wondering why you’d want to add Facebook comments to your blog, if you’re already using the default WordPress comments… and they’re working quite well, thank you very much.

Here’s why: by tapping into the social nature of Facebook, when someone comments on your site they have the ability to share their comment on their own Facebook account.

This means their friends will see it, and as people tend to hang out with similar people, their friends will likely come over and appreciate your site as much as the original commenter.

So in effect, you’re using Facebook to spread the word about your site, and to increase your web traffic.

Now you might be wondering why I recommend an SEO version of the Facebook comment plugin.

It’s not just because I’m a total SEO freak… I believe we should look at both the social and search engine side of everything we add to our websites.

Just like adding WordPress SEO plugins, I believe we should choose a Facebook comment plugin that will sync up your Facebook comments with your blog’s default commenting system.

This feeds the search engine all the latest comments from Facebook, and adds more content for you to be found under.

Time to test this, baby!

Leave a comment below – either Facebook or regular, and let me know what other techy stuff you might need help with, and I’ll add it to my list for free upcoming training videos.

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50 Comments

  1. Jean on June 27, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Great tip, Nathalie! Love it xo



  2. Jean on June 27, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Quick question, Nath. After I installed the plugin, configured, etc., I don’t see it on my homepage. Any ideas?



  3. Linda Eaves on June 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Done. Great tutorial see here: http://lindaeaves.com/2011/10/barge-queen/.



  4. Sukie Baxter on June 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks, Nathalie! Totally something I'd meant to figure out but hadn't gotten to yet :-)



  5. Kristen Kalp on June 27, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Genius. :)



  6. Nathalie Lussier on June 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Hey Jean!

    You’ll only see the Facebook comment part on an individual blog post, not on the front page… but it looks like there’s something broken on your site, since your sidebar isn’t loading on individual blog posts… Do you have someone who can take a look at that for you?



  7. How To Be Of Service on June 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you! Just installed the plugin it on my website, following your instructions!



  8. Hilton Copywriting on June 27, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks for this video, Natalie. I love these short, practical video tips. You do an excellent job of helping us to make our online presence more effective.



  9. Liz Longacre on June 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Installed! Thanks Nath!



  10. Eden Rudin on June 28, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Great video Nathalie Lussier!
    I didn't understand what you said at 3:10 and then continue to say, they seem to contradict each other.
    Is it for sure that if you were to lose your FB account that the comments would still be on your website, you 'own' them because they are part of your WordPress site?
    That is the only reason I haven't install one of these yet because I don't want to 'lose' all my comments if god forbid something happened to FB or my account ;-).



  11. Smart Creative Women on June 28, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Love this SEO Facebook tutorial! Nathalie, your video make everything so easy to understand!



  12. Djanira on June 28, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Thanks Nathalie. this is a great video!

    Unfortunately I’m having the same problems as Jean. I installed the plugin, configured, etc., but I don’t see it on my blog posts…any ideas?
    They do appear on the sidebar…



  13. Nathalie Lussier on June 28, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Hey Djanira – hmm, did you just create your Facebook App? I’ve heard that sometimes it can take awhile for a new Facebook App to propagate…

    If you already had your app, try double checking your settings. I looked at the code on your site and it’s like the plugin isn’t activated, from my perspective.



  14. John Russell on June 28, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Check this out!



  15. VedaSun on June 28, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I love your videos Nathalie……so simple and you make techy stuff not seem so hard…….thank you!



  16. Jean on June 30, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Thanks, Nath. Steph put me onto someone who can help!
    XO



  17. Purna Bhattacharya on July 2, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Hey Nath, great video, I was just looking into this. I'm wondering though, can my business FB page be linked to my site instead? I keep a personal account and business page on FB.



    • Nathalie Lussier on July 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      This plugin works with your blog post directly not your personal or business FB pages. I think you're asking if you can comment as your business page instead, and I think you might be able to if you "switch to using your business page" in FB. I haven't tested it though!



    • Purna Bhattacharya on July 5, 2012 at 3:57 am

      I'll check it out, thanks!



  18. JasjotBains on July 4, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Can we show BOTH Facebook and WP comments?



  19. Nathalie Lussier on July 4, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Jasjot – yes you can :)



  20. Lacy Boggs on July 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    VERY cool. Thank you so much!

    On my site, there is a big space between the facebook comment and where the regular WP comments start. Any suggestions on how I can close that gap? Do you think it is in my theme CSS? http://laughinglemonpie.com/flavor-locality-humanity-and-nutrition/#more-1329



  21. Lex Vernon on July 17, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    WordPress keeps logging me out after I enter the 3 pieces of information. When I log back in, I have to do it again and the same thing happens. Then, when I look at my blog, there's an error message saying that my ID isn't valid. Any thoughts?



  22. Raquel Wilson Sow on August 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks for this tutorial Nathalie! I really enjoy the Facebook integration but unfortunately the plugin doesn't want to play happy with my Jetpack sharing tools plugin. I even tried the normal Digg Digg sharing buttons (I see you use the floating), but those don't work either. Any ideas on how to implement both FB comments and inline sharing buttons?



  23. Kim on August 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I Nathalie. Thanks for this, but I have a problem The FB account I want to use is only a Page Account. So when i log in as that user and try to go to Facebook.com/developers, it just keeps throwing me back to ask me which page I want to admin. I choose the business page and then try /developer again and go around in a circle. Help!



    • Nathalie Lussier on August 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Hey Kim! You might need to start a new Facebook account that’s a “personal” account in order to access this capability. Good luck!



  24. Nat Nanton on January 18, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    So glad I found this awesome resource today! I switched my Facebook commenting plugin to the one that you recommended.
    Two questions for you:
    1) How do you configure the plugin to NOT duplicate the Facebook comments in the regular commenting system?
    2) Does this plugin notify you whenever you get new comments? On Facebook?

    Thanks again for your great work, Nathalie!



    • Nathalie Lussier on January 18, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Hey Nat!

      1. I think this is a setting in the plugin, check out the instructions page for more details. (You could also turn off regular settings)
      2. Not that I know of!



  25. Jill Beemer on May 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Love the video’s, keep them coming!



  26. Wisdom d'Avi on May 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Hi I am using facebook comment on my blog, but the same comment is posted across all posts. Not sure that is how it's supposed to work.



  27. Alive Berry on July 17, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Just added this to our magazine at http://www.aliveberry.com.
    Thanks!



  28. ProCouponCode on October 4, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Interesting! Need to try it on our website



  29. Shoeb Yusuf Zai on November 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Hi ,its amazing ,going to add on my site http://www.justgetinfo.in.Thanks



  30. Shoeb Yusuf Zai on November 27, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Thanks



  31. Christian Carpeso on January 12, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Besides the tutorial… God I love that speaking voice…



  32. Niki on January 18, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    It does not appear as though you are using SEO Facebook Comment any longer. Is there a reason?

    Thanks for the tutorial.



    • Nathalie Lussier on January 19, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Hi Niki!

      I decided to stop using Facebook comments because it was confusing for replying to people and having regular comments, too. I still think it’s a great way to go for certain things, but not as useful for us right now! :)



  33. Petra Schwehm on January 30, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Thank you Nathalie, as always – very helpful and appreciated!



  34. Jerry Livingston on February 14, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Thanks for sharing this, Nathalie! That was much easier to set up than I thought it would be. The “Also Post on Facebook” option is almost covered up by the next sentence on my site, which is actually OK with me. But do you have any ideas on fixing that?



  35. Jerry Livingston on February 14, 2014 at 2:23 am

    I just looked at my blog page again, and the problem I mentioned about the “Also Post on Facebook” option has gone away. It looks much better now. Thanks again.



  36. Fatima on March 12, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Thak’s for the video, just installed the plugin, following the video :)



  37. Paul Rone-Clarke on March 24, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Followed the video and it worked very well. Facebook has changed a little since the video, but only one button press away from being sorted.
    It took me to a new landing page that meant an extra step of clicking on “applications” whereas before it took you directly to applications.
    Very helpful video. Appreciated.



  38. Sam Fitz on May 3, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks for the helpful video, Nathalie. On the Facebook Developer page I had to accept the terms on the top-left drop-down box that says “Apps,” then I had to click the same drop down again and select “Create a New App.”

    Once I did this, I was provided with an ID and secret, and it was easy to obtain my Admin ID using your instructions. I appreciate you posting this video – thank you!

    -Sam,
    Creative Director of Content at Insta-Rank.com



  39. Oyin on January 9, 2015 at 11:50 am

    My blog doesn’t have the option of a plug in, I tried to add it, but couldn’t find plug in’s in my dashboards. Is it different on the new website?



    • Nathalie Lussier on January 13, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      You might be on the free wordpress.com site instead of the self-hosted “full version” of WordPress from a stand alone host.



  40. Extra-theme on September 18, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Thank you! Just installed the plugin it on my website, following your instructions!