How to Create a Facebook Application for Shack Open Graph

One of the settings in the Shack Open Graph plugin we recommend to set is the "Facebook application ID":

the facebook application id setting

According to Facebook's Documentation:

An App ID ... lets us know who you are, helps us distinguish your app from other apps, and provides a way for you to supply any additional materials we may need when you set up specific products or request access to sensitive APIs.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a Facebook Application for Shack Open Graph.

This is a two-step process.

  1. Create a Facebook Application.
  2. Set your Facebook Application ID in Shack Open Graph.

Let's see these two steps in detail.

Step #1. Create a Facebook Application

click create app

  • You will see the "Create an App" white modal box, as shown in the next image.
  • Click "Manage Business Integration".
  • Click "Continue":

select manage business integration and click continue

  • On the next screen, fill in the "App Display Name" and "App Contact Email" fields.
  • Click one of the two radio buttons in the "App Purpose" section. For this tutorial, I clicked "Yourself or your own business", as you can see in the image below.
  • Click "Create App":

click create app

  • You will see the "Security Check" popup. Click the "I am not a robot" checkbox. You may also have to complete some more Captcha screens.

click i am not a robot checkbox

  • Once Facebook verified your app, you will see your Facebook Application name in the top left corner. Copy its ID:

your facebook application has been created

Excellent! You are now ready to move to the next and final step.

Step #2. Set the "Facebook application ID" setting in your Shack Open Graph

  • In your Joomla administrator panel, go to "Extensions" > "Plugins":

go to extensions plugins

  • Find the "Shack Open Graph" plugin and click on its title:

click shack open graph

  • Copy your Facebook Application ID number into the "Facebook application ID" field:

copy the facebook application id into the field