Facebook Apps / Joomla Modules No Longer Working

We use a couple of Modules in Joomla that tap into Facebook events. This week these broke.

Facebook put out an official statement about cracking down on abuse.

https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/03/cracking-down-on-platform-abuse/

Facebook is reviewing all their apps. They are turning off apps that haven’t been used in last three months.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Exporting Facebook events to Google Calendar

Here are the steps I had to take.

  1. On the Facebook account page I want the calendar from I select “…”, and go down to “Events”.
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  2. Select an event.
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  3. In the upper-right click the “…” and select “Export Event”.
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  4. Copy the URL.
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  5. Go to your Google calendar. Next to the “Other calendars” hit the drop-down arrow and select “Add by URL”.
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  6. Paste your URL and check “Make the calendar publicly accessible?” and hit Add calendar.
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I hope this helps someone else out there…