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.


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”.
  2. Select an event.
  3. In the upper-right click the “…” and select “Export Event”.
  4. Copy the URL.
  5. Go to your Google calendar. Next to the “Other calendars” hit the drop-down arrow and select “Add by URL”.
  6. Paste your URL and check “Make the calendar publicly accessible?” and hit Add calendar.

I hope this helps someone else out there…