Social Backlinks: Networks Connection

 

1. Facebook automatic login

In order to post automatically on Facebook, there's 2 method:

  • Use our App with a single Facebook login: fastest method, detailed below
  • Use your App created on Facebook to get API key and/or secret key: better for high volume of social posting
     

We’ve created a dedicated Facebook App to help you posting on social networks easily. From Social Backlinks component view click on Off/On button.

 

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Then accept the disclaimer that will be opened in a popup.

 

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Then you need to connect to your Facebook account to post on a page. Click on Continue as... button.

 

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Then select the page Facebook where you wish to post. Click on Next button.

 

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After that, you need to choose Social Backlinks permission with your selected page. Click Done button.

 

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Social Backlinks might not work properly if you turn off these options.

 

You've now linked Social Backlinks to Facebook. Click on OK button.

 

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Then on a popup with the selected page above ,click on Continue button to finish.

 

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It’s done! You’re connected, and the button will turn On, you can start posting on Facebook pages.

 

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2. Connect to Facebook using an App

Login to Facebook developer portal

In order to get the App key and App secret from Facebook, login with your Facebook account on: https://developers.facebook.com/apps
All your Apps will be listed there.

 

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Note: For all new developer account, Facebook may ask you to validate your account first with your phone.

Create an App

Then go to the Apps menu and add a new one

 

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Create a new application, input an App name

 

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A Add a product page will be appeared. Then click on Facebook Login > Set Up button.

 

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Then select a platform Website

 

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Then fill the App domain and site URL fields with your website domain (no https://www) and URL (with https://www)

 

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On the left menu, Facebook Login > Settings, you should enable Embedded Browser OAuth Login option. Then, input your URL at Valid OAuth redirect URIs. With the 1st Facebook account, your Redirect URls should be: https://your-domain.com/administrator/index.php?option=com_socialbacklinks&view=plugin&task=networkConnect&network=facebook&callback=1&tmpl=component

The 2nd Facebook account, your Redirect URls should be: https://your-domain.com/administrator/index.php?option=com_socialbacklinks&view=plugin&task=networkConnect&network=facebook2&callback=1&tmpl=component

 

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Finally, click on Save Changes button.

Done! You just created you Facebook app. You can now grab your App ID and App secret. You’ll need both to fill Social Backlinks settings.

If you have authorization problem, you can check if your Facebook account is registered as admin in the  App.

You should fill at least 2 fields the Facebook configuration in order to be connected.  First put your mouse over the Facebook block, on the right of your screen then click on “Settings” button.

 

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Those two field bellow need to be filled in order to post on your Facebook Page account. Paste the App ID and App secret then follow the next step to connect your Facebook page.

 

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Post on Facebook page

Social Backlink is smart, with your App ID and App Secret, the extension detect the page linked to your account. So, in order to post on the pages linked to your Facebook account you just need to get you page ID.

A. Go on you page linked to your account from you profile

 

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B. Get you page ID at the end of the URL

 

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C. Fill the number or name in Social Backlinks in order to post on the proper page

 

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You can “post as user” like someone post on your wall or “post as admin” like a page administrator.

Your Facebook Page account in now configured but not connected yet, you just need to login to your account by clicking on the the "On" buttonThen you’ll get an authorization popup to publish on all your Facebook Page account.

Congratulation you are now successfully connected to Facebook!

Publish on Facebook group

This is not something is included in the API but more a trick.

Perform the manual setup – make sure your APP has the following permissions: publish_actions user_groups
Go to http://lookup-id.com/ and enter the URL to your Facebook group
Use the ID give and put that in the page_id within the settings

And ensure you “post as user” and it’ll work just fine.

3. Twitter automatic connection

We’ve created a dedicated Twitter App to help you posting on social networks easily. From Social Backlinks component view click on the Twitter Off/On button.

 

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Then validate the disclaimer and you'll be redirected to a Twitter login page. Login with your regular account.

 

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You're done, Twitter is now connected to Social Backlinks

4. Connect to Twitter using an App

You can also connect a twitter account using your own app. First of all you should create a Twitter application here: https://developer.twitter.com/en/apps
Connect to your Twitter account, then you’ll be invited to create an App

 

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In order to get your Consumer API keys (key and secret key) you’ll need fill some mandatory fields:

  • App Name
  • Application description
  • Website URL
  • Enable Sign in with Twitter
  • Callback URLs: include "socialbacklinks/twitter/callback". E.g: https://joomunited.com/socialbacklinks/twitter/callback
  • Tell us how this app will be used

 

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Then you can get your Consumer API key at Keys and tokens tab. App credentials that needs to be copied in Social Backlinks

 

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OK now your Twitter App is ready to be used!

Now you may copy Consumer key and Consumer secret the Twitter configuration of Social Backlinks in order to be connected. First put your mouse over the Twitter block, on the right of your screen then click on “Settings” button.

 

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Copy and paste your API key and API secret key then click on Save button.

 

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Your Twitter account in now configured but not connected yet, you just need to login to your account by clicking on the Twitter On button.

 

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You’ll be invited by Twitter to connect to your account. Please fill your User name and Password and you will be automatically connected by Social Backlinks.

 

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Congratulations, Twitter connexion successful!

 

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5. LinkedIn automatic connection

We’ve created a dedicated LinkedIn App to help you posting on social networks easily. From Social Backlinks component view click on the LinkedIn Off/On button.

 

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Then validate the disclaimer and you'll be redirected to a LinkedIn login page. Login with your regular account.

 

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You're done, LinkedIn is now connected to Social Backlinks.

6. Connect to LinkedIn using an App

First of all you need to create a LinkedIn application here: https://www.linkedin.com/developer/apps
A LinkedIn account is required, then hit Create Application

 

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In order to get your Consumer key and Consumer secret you’ll need fill all the fields. The website URL must be the domain only not a subdomain URL. 
Example of website URL: https://www.your-domain.com

 

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When your application is created you’ll get a success massage with your API Key and your Secret Key.

 

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You should fill 2 fields in the LinkedIn configuration of Social Backlinks in order to be connected. First put your mouse over the LinkedIn block, on the right of your screen then click on “Settings” button.

 

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Copy and paste your API key and Secret Key then click on Save button.

 

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In order to connect click on the LinkedIn On related button

 

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Then you’ll be invited to authorize you App to access to your profile, please click OK, I’ll Allow It.

 

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Your LinkedIn account is now fully connected with Social backlinks.

 

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Great! was it hard to configure? not so much :) Now let’s see how to configure your Joomla content.

7. VK automatic connection

We’ve created a dedicated VK App to help you posting on social networks easily. From Social Backlinks component view click on the VK Off/On button.

 

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A pop-up window appears, you click to the LINK, it will be switched to new tab, then copy URL (e.g: https://oauth.vk.com/blank.html#code=a250ef9427c3925) and paste to Full address field. Next, press Continue button.

 

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You can choose Community or your profile in your VK account, then click Continue button.

 

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It’s done! You’re connected, and the button will turn On, you can start posting on VK.

8. Connect to VK using an App

You can also connect a VK account using your own app. First of all you should create a VK application here: https://vk.com/apps?act=manage
Connect to your VK account, then you click Create an Application button on the right.

 

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In order to get your Application ID and Application Secret you’ll need fill some mandatory fields:

  • Title: Your title
  • Platform: Website
  • Site address: http://yoursite.com
  • Base domain: yoursite.com

 

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Then, click on Connect Site button.

A pop-up window display, click Get code button, then you need to input the confirmation code sent to your mobile. Finally, press Confirm button.

 

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You will see your App ID and Secure key in Settings on the left Menu. App credentials that needs to be copied in Social Backlinks.

 

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OK now your VK App is ready to be used!

Now you may copy App ID and App Secret to the VK configuration of Social Backlinks in order to be connected. First put your mouse over the VK block, on the right of your screen then click on “Settings” button.

 

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Copy and paste to your  App ID and App Secret field then click on Save button.

 

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Your VK account in now configured but not connected yet, you just need to login to your account by clicking on the VK On button.

 

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You will copy the LINK and paste to Full address field as the Automatic connection step above.

 

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Congratulations, VK connection successful!

 

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