How to generate a Facebook API & Key

If you are using my plugin Welsummer Facebook Connect then it will ask you to enter App ID and Secret key to authenticate Facebook. This article will show you how you can get these API information.

Step 1:-  Login to your Facebook account. with your username/email and password.


Step 2:- Login to Facebook developer’s website with your Facebook credentials. Then Create an application by clicking on Apps >Create a New App

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Note:-  If you are creating a Facebook App for the first time, you will need to enter your phone number and verify it through SMS.

Step 3:- Enter a Name for your App (I recommend you to enter the name of your blog/website). Choose a category and then click on Create App button


Step 4:- Click on App platform button on the App dashboard.


Step 5:- Click on Website icon.


Step 7:- Enter the correct URL of your website. If you don’t enter correct URL, Welsummer Facebook Connect wont work.



Step 8:- And here you have your APP ID and SECRET KEY. Secret key is usually hidden and you have to click on showbutton to reveal it.

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9. Note this APP ID and SECRET KEY and insert it in the WelsummerFacebook Connect API settings screen.

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