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Hi,

I'm currently using this method of posting to my fan page from PHP:

$res = $facebook->api(array(
	'access_token' => 'access_token_here', 
	'method' => 'stream.publish', 
	'message' => 'message', 
	'uid' => 'fan_page_id_here'
));

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However, according to this page: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/rest/stream.publish/ the stream.publish method is being deprecated.

Can anyone offer help with an alternative using the new graph api that will accomplish the same thing, or will I be OK using the method I've already implemented?

The two important things that need to be considered is that whichever method is chosen I need to ensure the message appears to be created as if it's a normal message on the fan page, so the owner of the message is the page itself (not the personal user account) and that the message appears in followers news feed.

Thanks,

Matt
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Here's the latest documentation for Pages, and how to interface with them:

http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/api/page/

Reading further into the article, there's 2 additional links:

http://facebook.stackoverflow.com/questions/691425/how-do-you-post-to-the-wall-on-a-facebook-page-not-profile
http://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/465

That I think you will find most helpful, which includes some PHP SDK sample code.

Hope this helps.
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by:MattJellings
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Hi inqwa,

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I've been rather busy lately.

I haven't had chance to test out some of the code posted on the URLs you provided however it definitely looks like it's what I need.  The Page object as detailed in the first URL looks like what I need to be using, along with using the correct URL to post to my fan page rather than my own wall.

The trick will be whether I can get the posts to appear as though from the fan page itself rather than my personal account.

I'll gladly accept your answer as the solution as I'm sure it will either provide me with the exact solution or will point me in the right direction.

Thanks for taking the time to read over my question and post your findings, it's much appreciated.

Also, thanks to the community mods for their support in helping me get a solution to this problem, you guys do a fantastic job and I just wanted to let you know it's appreciated.

Cheers all,

Matt
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by:MattJellings
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Hi inqwa,

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I've been rather busy lately.

I haven't had chance to test out some of the code posted on the URLs you provided however it definitely looks like it's what I need.  The Page object as detailed in the first URL looks like what I need to be using, along with using the correct URL to post to my fan page rather than my own wall.

The trick will be whether I can get the posts to appear as though from the fan page itself rather than my personal account.

I'll gladly accept your answer as the solution as I'm sure it will either provide me with the exact solution or will point me in the right direction.

Thanks for taking the time to read over my question and post your findings, it's much appreciated.

Also, thanks to the community mods for their support in helping me get a solution to this problem, you guys do a fantastic job and I just wanted to let you know it's appreciated.

Cheers all,

Matt
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