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Displaying events from Facebook
surrealillusions

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Msg#: 4256337 posted 6:46 pm on Jan 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

Is there a way to display events from a Facebook page on an external site?

I know theres the apps to display live streams, wall posts and likes and such, but not for just the events.

Anyone know how?

 

coopster

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Msg#: 4256337 posted 7:01 pm on Jan 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

See the Graph API Reference > Event [developers.facebook.com]

surrealillusions

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Msg#: 4256337 posted 7:16 pm on Jan 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

That doesn't seem right.

It seems to talk about a specific event, rather than listing a feed of the page's events. Or have I read it wrong?

coopster

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Msg#: 4256337 posted 7:48 pm on Jan 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

FB is deprecating the old REST API:

[developers.facebook.com...]

And is recommending using the new Graph from here on out. Poke around in the Graph docs and you'll likely find what you need.

[developers.facebook.com...]

surrealillusions

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Msg#: 4256337 posted 8:18 pm on Jan 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

Not worked with Graph API's before so I have no idea where to start. From what I've seen, its basically grabbing content from the URL, but I need to do it via Javascript I guess?

Or will it be via an iframe like the usual feed stream/like box?

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Msg#: 4256337 posted 8:24 pm on Jan 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

I use the JS SDK. There are also links on those developer docs to some Samples [developers.facebook.com] to get you started as well.

surrealillusions

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Msg#: 4256337 posted 9:09 pm on Jan 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

Ah ok. Thanks.

Will see what happens :)

Tommybs

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Msg#: 4256337 posted 4:03 pm on Jan 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

You don't necessarily need to use the javascript SDK, you could use the PHP one or something similar. Just to build on what was said earlier, you basically need an oauth access_token to make your request. But as event is a connection to page, you should just be able to pull back your events as a json respones. So your request will be something like:

https://graph.facebook.com/<your page id or name here>/events?access_token=<your access token>

Hope this helps

surrealillusions

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Msg#: 4256337 posted 9:13 pm on Jan 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

Helps a bit, but what is the access token? I've tried to Google about it but I cant make much sense of it. I cant use PHP to get the access token as the script is going into a CMS system where its just html/css/javascript.

Tommybs

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Msg#: 4256337 posted 9:59 pm on Jan 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

hmm, well the auth token is composed of your app id and your api secret. I think it is possible to use this in JS still

surrealillusions

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Msg#: 4256337 posted 3:37 pm on Jan 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

Tried Google again, and the Facebook developers forum, but there doesn't seem to be anywhere that says how to get the auth token or access token, how do you get one?

I have no app, I just have the page ID.

Tommybs

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Msg#: 4256337 posted 3:50 pm on Jan 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

You'll need to create an application (do this by adding the developer application to your account). Then you'll need to add this app to your facebook page

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