There are many wordpress plugins written to import Facebook events into a wordpress site, but not many that work the other direction.
This is a small application written to help sync events from the wordpress event calendar at www.onetaiko.org and the public Facebook page for ONETaiko at www.facebook.com/OdaikoNewEngland.
The general workflow of this app are:
- Scrape contents from the wordpress website
- Using a cusomized facebook app and the faceboook graph API, check to see if the events are posted to Facebook
- If the events are not there, post the events
Latest Update 2018-07-30
This project is currently not possible given the current state of Facebook’s API offerings and test environment
There is no true backend-only way to retrieve a Facebook oauth 2.0 token. The only APIs availble to retrieve this initial token requires a front-end web component to display
an interactive login interface, along with a callback URL to send the new token to. I could hack around this on my wordpress site by creating some custom PHP CGI endpoints, but I’d not feel very good doing it.
- We cannot create a test page for test users. There may be a workaround to create a test page with the graph API, but that is one more extra step for testing.
Most importantly, the APIs that let you manage a page’s events are not available. They
seem to be in a restricted access mode, whatever that means…
Maybe some other time I’ll revisit this.