The New and Improved API and Account Settings

Hey Everyone, I just submitted version 1.4.0 of the plugin, which uses the new version of the API. As I have mentioned over the past few posts, Facebook has made some changes to their API which will affect Namely, tomorrow, May 2nd, Facebook is removing the "offline access" token which is what uses to post on your behalf without you needing to be logged into Facebook. They have replaced this with a 60-day expiring token, which means you will most likely need to refresh your Facebook account on every 60 days. Hopefully Facebook will make this a little less annoying before the next 60 days. If not, I apologize, but it is completely out of my control.

If you have updated to 1.4.0 it will not work unless you update your account settings. I've made a short video explaining what you need to do. Basically, you should only need to "click the big red button". If you have been using the BETA, you should upgrade to version 2.0.0b5 which includes the new API.

I know there are many users out there who have had to create multiple accounts. With this new Account Settings page, you will probably be able to switch to a single account. This is where things could get confusing. The new way Facebook handles this is that it will change the access token every time you connect it to a different account, breaking your other accounts. So if you have three Basic accounts that all use the same Facebook account, two of them will most likely stop working sometime in the future. My solution fixes this, it allows you to create multiple API keys in a single account. So you simply add your Facebook to one account and create multiple API keys in that account depending on your needs. Each API can use the same Facebook account if you want it to, it just can't be used in separate accounts.

Also, if you had a Basic account, you will be able to add up to 3 API keys. If you had a Plus account, you will be able to add up to 10 API keys. I also renamed the plans to Personal and Business.

I tried to test this out as much as I could in the short time that I had, so if you have any problems, contact me and I will help you as soon as possible.

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