Thesis Tutorial: Add Facebook Social Plugin for “Comments” to your WordPress Thesis Theme Site

In this Thesis Tutorial I show you how to add a Facebook Social Plugin for “Comments” to your WordPress Thesis Theme blog or website.  This is a really cool plugin that will allow people to comment on your blog post or page and share it on their Facebook Wall at the same time!  That makes it easier for the person commenting on your blog and gives your blog post so much more exposure and visibility. You can find all the details for the Facebook Social Plugin for Comments here in written form.  However, my video shares some critical information with you that I could not find on the Facebook web page about sharing the individual posts.

Get your Facebook Application ID first!

Before you install this plugin, however, you need to create a Facebook Application or Facebook App and get an App ID. It’s sounds complicated but it’s really very simple and easy to do.  I have created a short video that shows you step-by-step how to create a Facebook Application and get an App ID here.   Once you create that Facebook Application and get that App ID you can come back here an watch this video to complete the steps.  It’s all so much easier than it sounds and my videos make it all very easy to follow.

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  • Linda Feb 9, 2012, 1:27 am

    That seem to be a pretty cool idea ..thanks for the tip Jim..will give a try 🙂

  • Lily Rose Feb 9, 2012, 5:01 am

    I agree that CommentLuv is a really cool way to connect the blog and Facebook in the easiest possible way.

  • Candice Michelle Feb 9, 2012, 6:00 am

    I could honestly say that that is such a very nice idea. It’s a good thing you’re sharing something valuable like this and for that I am thankful. I will really give this a try.

  • George Feb 9, 2012, 2:06 pm

    Thanks for this great video. It simplify the work load.


    Once I open and I log in, I am taking to my facebook page and I can’t see where I to locate the Application Secret and Application ID

    OR is the Application Secret and Application ID only for individual facebook account? Can facebook page also get Application Secret and Application ID?

    • jupiterjim Feb 12, 2012, 12:30 pm

      I’ve replied to you via email.

  • Steven Smith Feb 9, 2012, 2:07 pm

    This is a wonderful tutorial. Adding Facebook Social Plugin for “Comments” to ones WordPress Thesis theme site is a great idea.
    The video was very nice.

    Thanks for sharing.


  • julie Feb 10, 2012, 1:28 pm

    what a great video, full of valuable, brilliant ideas, will give some of them a try and let you know how i get on

  • Helen Feb 11, 2012, 11:59 pm

    I have actually seen this in use on other peoples sites and wondered how they set it up, it does look good and gives a real element of social interaction to the blog. I think I will give this a try, thanks for sharing!

  • Theuns Feb 13, 2012, 1:11 am

    Hi Jim

    Thanks for this good info I am going to use it and how you did the video is very helpfull.


  • Kostas Feb 13, 2012, 8:26 am

    Hi Jim,
    Thanks for making this video tutorial, allowing facebook comments is certainly a plus for a blog so it certainly worth it to add it, I will probably add it in my thesis blog in the future…

  • Beverlie N. Feb 14, 2012, 7:47 am

    Thanks for introducing this Facebook Social Plugin for Comments. What’s the biggest benefit that you could get from this plug in?

    Keep on sharing more demos!


  • marquita herald Feb 14, 2012, 11:55 am

    This is really interesting Jim – I’d actually like to do it the other way around and have my blog posts show up on my FB page. It seems to me I’ve seen that somewhere so I’ll have to go searching … thanks for the inspiration!

  • Latest Kurta For Men Feb 15, 2012, 5:14 am

    Amazing your tips are so much completely described views.thanks for sharing.keep it up.

  • Nile Feb 15, 2012, 5:18 am

    This is a great tutorial. I have not decided yet if I want to use the plugin as I am pretty strict about how many I use. I am actually trying to urge Andy Bailey to add a FB field in like the Twitter (I will probably write the snippet) that he can add to CommentLuv Premium and then offer it as a tutorial.

    I will have to do some A/B testing to see if applying this to mine would help my site.

    • jupiterjim Feb 16, 2012, 5:15 pm


      I hate to add plugins, too. Since this is not the typical plugin that you upload or install to a WordPress blog, you just copy and paste some code in the header.php and on each blog post, I am hoping that the code is shorter, cleaner and won’t interfere with other plugins that use the conventional plugin install method, although I just don’t know enough about the plugins and the PHP codding, YET, to be sure.

      And, yes, I gotta say I LOVE the CommentLuv Premium plugin! Glad you like it, too. Andy has done a great job with it!

  • Menchu Sy Feb 16, 2012, 11:21 am

    I badly need this tutorial. I’ve been thinking of this idea last month but I didn’t know how to do it. Reading your post made me realized that I need this plugin.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Menchu Sy

  • Amit Feb 16, 2012, 5:59 pm

    Thanks for the nice tutorial on thesis ..Facebook comments are great and will help to get great traffic..I will try that on my blog

    • jupiterjim Feb 19, 2012, 12:48 pm


      Thanks for the feedback!

  • Sandipan Mukherjee Feb 19, 2012, 12:35 am

    Usually I do not learn article on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thank you, very nice article.

    • jupiterjim Feb 19, 2012, 12:49 pm


      I can see your blog is quite popular, so I consider your kind words a real compliment! Thanks!

  • Jack Silva Feb 19, 2012, 3:55 am

    I loved this tutorial. Adding Facebook social plugin for comments to one’s blog is a very nice concept. I totally loved it.
    How is the response after this addition?

    Thanks for sharing.


    • jupiterjim Feb 19, 2012, 12:41 pm

      Thanks, Jack!

  • Ileane Feb 19, 2012, 12:24 pm

    Great tutorial Jim! I’m an avid CommentLuv fan but I see a lot of blogs using this plugin if they want to draw attention to their Facebook pages. I know that they are using this on ReelSEO and Animoto – two blogs that I frequent and it seems to work great for them. Thanks for sharing your valuable expertise as always!

    • jupiterjim Feb 19, 2012, 12:39 pm

      Ms. Ileane,

      I love CommentLuv, too! But you are right there are people that want the FB comments, too, so I had to share! You’ve got a great blog and I hope my readers visit it, too!

  • chanikacha Feb 21, 2012, 6:55 am

    This tutorial are very useful! I had to convert my wordpress theme to thesis and I am loving it. I am also a comment luv fan so I had to install the plug in to my websites. I never yet put the social plugin on my website. Thanks for this

  • Laura Morris Feb 22, 2012, 3:39 pm

    Hi Jim,
    Great video. Ever since I found the Thesis theme in 2009 I have been converted. It is so versatile and I am sure I am only scratching the surface as to what it can do! I have already seen some new ideas on this beautiful blog! The Facebook comments plugin is a great way to make the social interaction experience easier and faster! I like that always.
    Looking forward to learning more
    Laura Morris

    • jupiterjim Feb 22, 2012, 10:55 pm


      Thanks for your comments. I still love Thesis even though we are all still waiting for Thesis 2.0 I believe it will be coming here soon enough. In the meantime, here’s a link to the reason’s why I love Thesis So much!!!

  • Willard Motley Mar 6, 2012, 5:24 am

    Thanks for this helpful info.
    I am going to use it and how you did the video is very helpfull.
    Thanks again for sharing.

  • Jack Apr 14, 2013, 8:24 am

    I use a plugin called intense debate, allows user to post via normal (name/url), twitter, fb, wordpress, anonymous and a whole range of other features…

  • BlogSpring WordPress Theme Feb 15, 2014, 5:40 pm

    I have actually seen this in use on other peoples sites and wondered how they set it up, it does look good and gives a real element of social interaction to the blog. I think I will give this a try, thanks for sharing!

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