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1. Posted by Andrea R (Full Member 21 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

Hi guys, I published 2 new posts last night and neither of them have shown up on Facebook. I thought it might be a timing thing, but still nothing this morning. In my Facebook settings, the activity log for Travellerspoint shows no activity since December, which is correct apart from the 2 new posts. Is there anything I can do? Is there anything you can do? I have 3 more posts queued up, but don't want to publish them if I can't share at the moment.

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6188 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

Hi Andrea, when you look at your list of blog entries, does it show the green message "Connected to Facebook"?

3. Posted by Andrea R (Full Member 21 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

Yes, and it's the same blog I've been posting from for over 12 months. This is the first time the link has failed. I can always do it manually, but don't want to risk doubling up if it begins working again.

4. Posted by Andrea R (Full Member 21 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

Hi Peter, I published another post this morning and again it has failed to show up on Facebook. Everything looks normal on the TP side of things, but nothing in the FB activity log and no post. So I guess what I'm saying is that whatever the problem, it's not isolated to the conditions prevailing 2 days ago when I first reported this.

It's my 30th post from this same TP blog, and only the recent 3 posts have not connected with FB.

When I have better wifi tomorrow I might test this again from one of my other, older blogs.

5. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1260 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

Just an observation .. I note that if I go to your TP profile & click the FB link I get this > This page isn't available

The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed. <

Whether that makes any difference or not, I have no idea.

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7. Posted by Peter (Admin 6188 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

Ok, well this is odd. FB is definitely not linked to your account right now. This happens when authentication fails when trying to post to FB. If there was a long period between posts, the "token" they gave us probably expired which caused it to fail.

So I checked in the database and the link was indeed removed. But, when that happens, it should not show the "Connected to Facebook" message. Instead it should have a FB login button showing in that spot instead (in your blog management page, either "Overview" or "Manage > Entries")

I checked over the logic for this and that login button really should be showing there.

p.s. you can definitely share the entries on Facebook without worrying about a second attempt from us. We only try at publish time.

8. Posted by Andrea R (Full Member 21 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Peter

So I checked in the database and the link was indeed removed. But, when that happens, it should not show the "Connected to Facebook" message. Instead it should have a FB login button showing in that spot instead (in your blog management page, either "Overview" or "Manage > Entries")

Thanks Peter. I thought maybe untick-refresh-tick might sort it out, but apparently not. Although when I tried that from the Overview page, the blue FB login button did appear for a millisecond, then the green Connected message came back.

I guess I'll just persevere for now, then maybe start up a new blog next time

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