How to enable Facebook Connect in PHPFox

Updated on Dec 18, 2015

One of the most popular modules for networking scripts is the ability to connect with your Facebook account. This will bring even more people to your website, as the process will be easier for them. This tutorial will review the process of enabling the Facebook Connect module on your PHPFox website.


To Enable Facebook Connect for PHPFox, you will need to:

Step 1 Configure a new App

To create a Facebook app, you need to log into your Facebook account and then access the Facebook Developers section. Click on the Apps tab at the main menu and then Create a new app button.


Create a Facebook app


Edit the following options:


  • Display Name - Enter the name of your new app
  • Namespace - Unique identifier for your app (optional)
  • Category - Choose a category for your app from the drop-down box


Edit Facebook app details


Click on the Create App button to proceed. When the app is completed, you need to take a note of your Facebook App ID and App secret.


Get App ID and App Secret for a FaceBook app


Step 2 Enable the module in PHPFox

Access your website as administrator and then click on the AdminCP button at the top-right corner.


Access PHPFox admin area


Click on the Extensions tab at the main menu and then Module > Manage Modules.


Access the modules manager in PHPFox


Locate the Facebook module and click on the arrow drop-down button next to the Facebook module. Then simply select the Manage Settings option.


Access the settings manager for specific module in PHPFox


Edit the following options:


  • Enable Facebook Connect - Set this to True
  • Facebook Secret - Enter your APP Secret
  • Application ID - Enter your APP ID


Edit Facebook Connect module in PHPFox


Hit the Submit button to keep the changes.


Preview how facebook connect module works in PHPFox


For the purpose of this tutorial, we took a screenshot of the registration/login page so you can see how the Facebook Connect looks on it, when enabled.

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