Solved

Facebook FBML markup not working with PHP

Posted on 2008-10-13
3
2,826 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
I have a problem with getting the fbml markup to work in the footprints example from Facebook. Yes this is my first Facebook app tryout :).

My setup is :
IIS 6.0 W2003
PHP 5.2.6
MySQL 5.0
Files : Footprints example downloaded from http://svn.facebook.com/svnroot/platform/clients/packages/facebook-platform.tar.gz

The Application works fine in almost all ways except for the <fb:name firstnameonly="true" uid="<?=$user?>" useyou="false"/> command not showing my name, hence fbml not working.

Howeve if I add these variables in line 15  
   $user_info = $facebook->api_client->users_getInfo($user, 'first_name');
   $firstname = $user_info[0]['first_name'];
and switch
  <?php echo $firstname?> with <fb:name firstnameonly="true" uid="<?=$user?>" useyou="false"/> in line 31 everything works fine.

$facebook->get_add_url() does not work either.

Is that the only solution to this with my setup or am I forgetting some library in the php setup?
Hints are very much appreciated.

Also just wondering if there should be a reference to fbml in php.ini
<?php

 

// the facebook client library

include_once '../php/facebook.php';

 

// some basic library functions

include_once 'lib.php';

 

// this defines some of your basic setup

include_once 'config.php';

 

$facebook = new Facebook($api_key, $secret);

$facebook->require_frame();

$user = $facebook->require_login();

 

if (isset($_POST['to'])) {

  $prints_id = (int)$_POST['to'];

  $prints = do_step($user, $prints_id);

} else {

  if (isset($_GET['to'])) {

    $prints_id = (int)$_GET['to'];

  } else {

    $prints_id = $user;

  }

  $prints = get_prints($prints_id);

}

 

?>

<div style="padding: 10px;">

 

  <h2>Hi <fb:name firstnameonly="true" uid="<?=$user?>" useyou="false"/>  !</h2><br/>

  <a href="<?= $facebook->get_add_url() ?>">Put Footprints in your profile</a>, if you haven't already!

    <form method="post" >

<?php

      if ($prints_id != $user) {

        echo 'Do you want to step on <fb:name uid="' . $prints_id . '"/>?';

        echo '<input type="hidden" name="to" value="' . $prints_id . '"/>';

      } else {

        echo '<br/>Step on a friend:';

        echo '<fb:friend-selector idname="to"/>';

      }

?>

      <input value="step" type="submit"/>

    </form>

  <hr/>

  These are <fb:name uid="<?= $prints_id ?>" possessive="true"/> Footprints:<br/>

  <?php echo render_prints($prints, 10); ?>

  <div style="clear: both;"/>

</div>

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:Njordur
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
RQuadling earned 500 total points
ID: 22723378
2 things.

1 - What is the HTML output for this?

2 - Change ...

<?=$user?>

to

<?php echo $user; ?>

0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:RQuadling
ID: 22723381
For thing 1, do a view source on the page that is displayed and extract the bit relating to this question.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Njordur
ID: 31505752
Thanks for the input, I came to the same conclusion... there was a variable in php.ini that I forgot to set on
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
powershell - detection of system errors 3 36
Windows 10 IIS and Windows Authentication to SQL 21 53
xampp tool 12 23
PHP warning 4 28
Prologue It is often required to host multiple websites on a single instance of IIS, mostly in development environments instead of on production servers. I am sure it is not much a preferred solution on production servers but this is at least a pos…
If you don't have the right permissions set for your WordPress location in IIS, you won't be able to perform automatic updates. Here's how to fix the problem.
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

932 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now