Updated June 14th, 2018
Due to some sudden changes that Facebook has made to their API in April, 2018, some features of our Custom Facebook Feed plugin are either temporarily affected or will no longer be available. We apologize for any frustration or inconvenience this has caused. Unfortunately, Facebook gave no warning that these changes would be coming into effect, and they affect all Facebook plugins.
How will these changes affect the Custom Facebook Feed plugin?
It is no longer possible to display content of any kind from a Facebook Group. It is still possible to display content from public Facebook Pages.
Personal Information of Users
It is no longer possible to display the names or avatars of users who post to your page or comment on your posts.
As of June 5th, 2018, it is now possible to display events from a Facebook page which you are an admin of, by using a Page Access Token. It is not currently possible to display events from pages which you are not an admin of – however, we are hoping this will be available again soon. Facebook’s approach to preventing abuse of events data was to shut down access to all developers and then review individual applications to have access reinstated. We are currently in the application review process and are hoping to have public event access available again soon. We apologize for any inconvenience this unforeseen issue may have caused. For a temporary workaround to displaying events from Facebook pages that you are not an admin of, please see this FAQ.
Using your own Access Token
On April 24th, 2018, Facebook made a change to their platform where any developer app which is still in “Development mode” will no longer be able to retrieve public data from their API. Using your own Facebook app is no longer necessary (unless displaying events – see above) and so instead you can just use the “Log in and get my Access Token” button which we recently added to the plugin (Free v2.7, Pro v3.4). This will give you an Access Token to use in the plugin.