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Facebook Link by aheadWorks

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Сreate a presence on your customers’ Facebook Walls and get a distinct competitive edge over your competitors.
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Overview

Facebook Link by aheadWorks

Be where your customers are - this is the simple mantra for most successful businesses. Chances are, a large number of your customers are on Facebook! After all, it is the among the top 6 websites in terms of traffic, as reported by comScore. So, create a presence on your customers’ Facebook Walls and get a distinct competitive edge over your competitors. With the Magento Facebook Login extension, you can make your site more social and promote among Facebook friends.

Facebook Link helps you promote your store among your customers' Facebook friends quickly and easily. You can configure the extension so that if a customer logs into your store using his/her Facebook account and makes a purchase, a post is automatically left on the customer’s Facebook wall, giving details of the order items or with your store notice. Posts like “I’ve just purchased this great stuff at (your store link)” would automatically be displayed on the Wall. The extension uses various product variables to customize these messages and make them attractive: you can include the store name, name of the purchased product, price and links to the store or product page. You can implement the Magento Facebook Like button and let visitors share the content of your website within one click.

Get maximum viral marketing effect with minimum effort. Install the Magento Facebook Connect module and socialize your store.

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User Guide: http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/magento-extensions/facebook-link.html

Visit Extension Page: http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/magento-extensions/facebook-link.html

Features for your customers

* Faster login to your store
1-click login when the customer is logged-in on Facebook
* Show-off purchases
Your customers now have the option to automatically tell friends about their purchases. Friends value such information- after all, we are all influenced by what our friends buy!
* Transaction privacy
Customers can choose to not have their purchase details displayed on their Facebook wall. They can opt-in to grant your store access to their wall, the first time they access their Facebook account. If granted, all further purchases will be reflected on the wall automatically.
* "Like" button
The Like button, added on the Product page, lets your site visitors share your content with their friends on Facebook. When the user clicks the Like button on your site, a story appears in the user’s friends’ News Feed with a link back to your website.
* "Send" button
Facebook Link can be used to display the Send button along with the Like button. The Send button allows users to send the URL in a message to Facebook friends, to the walls of Facebook groups, or as an email to an individual.

Features for you

* Greater brand penetration
* User-friendly interface
* Login and sign-up using Facebook API
* Automatic updates on customer's Facebook wall
* Custom wall post template and custom action link template (as Facebook does not allow in-text hyperlinks)
* Ability to include pre-defined number of products from the order in the post
* Template variables detailing purchased products (E.g. the template is "#username# has just purchased #product_title# for only #price# from #store#." When posted to the wall, all these variables are substituted with real values)

The extension is integrated with the following Magento modules by aheadWorks:

  • One Step Checkout
    Let customers login from the checkout page using their Facebook accounts.
  • Price Match
    Allow buyers tell their Facebook friends about lower prices on your products.
  • Points & Rewards
    Reward your clients when they ‘Like’ your products.

It is not only good to be on Facebook, it’s almost become a business imperative. And why miss out when we’ve virtually made it a no-brainer?

Themes and extensions releases, updates & promotions — follow aheadWorks on Twitter and Facebook!

All aheadWorks Magento Extensions:

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Release Notes

Changelog v.2.2.2

2013-12-02 11:35:31
  • Version number: 2.2.2
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
+ Stability and speed improvements

Changelog v.2.2.1

2013-10-29 10:53:57
  • Version number: 2.2.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8, 1.12, 1.13
+ Stability and speed improvements.

Changelog v.2.2

2013-09-06 07:31:33
  • Version number: 2.2
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.12, 1.13
+ Stability and speed improvements

Changelog v.2.1.4

2012-10-22 13:28:04
  • Version number: 2.1.4
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.12
  • + Points & Rewards aheadWorks extension compatibility
  • * Guest’s wishlist became empty after logging in via Facebook
  • * Required customer attribute didn’t appear on Magento EE

Changelog v.2.1.3

2012-07-06 14:01:44
  • Version number: 2.1.3
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.11, 1.12
  • + Ability to customise "Login via Facebook" button style
  • * Default comments were not shared via Wishlist
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Facebook Link by aheadWorks 5 5 8 8
Helpful support, thanks a lot Works fine, support was fast and helpfull. Needed some help installing the extension, they reacted fast and solved the problem. Thanks a lot! October 31, 2013
Another great plugin fantastic functionality. Would definitely recommend to others August 30, 2013
Since 2.1.4 version, you have the ability to give points to customers when they “Like” your products. *Points & Rewards aheadWorks extension compatibility October 22, 2012
Ouch! Hurt Our Sales We were excited to use the Facebook link module (v 2.1.1, Community) since our developer has used other AheadWorks products in the past (for us and his other clients). Looked like a great way to get social mentions and make login easier. Unfortunately, after a couple of weeks, Google Analytics revealed that the plugin likely *hurt* our sales (thousands of dollars!) instead of helping. More people were leaving the store at the login step and not returning. Puzzled, we discovered that the the plugin *forces* the user to give permission to post to the user's wall, even if they click Skip at that (2nd page) step, and *even* if you turn off the Post to Wall option in your Magento store configuration panel! This behavior sends a scary (but incorrect) signal to a potential user: "We insist on posting your purchases to your Wall even if you don't want us to." Even though it doesn't actually post, the user is afraid that it will, so they leave without buying. The authentication can and should be more granular, as explained by Facebook (Google "facebook permissions reference" to see it). The plugin can choose which additional permissions they request from Facebook when authenticating--it should not request publish_stream permission if the option is disabled in the store. I use Facebook to log in everywhere, and other sites don't always request permission to post to your wall. It took a couple of weeks to see the sales impact, then to try disabling the Post to Wall feature, and finally to learn of the coding/design defect. By then the 15-day $-back period was over, and a refund was declined by AheadWorks even though the module behavior is not our fault. (I even had trouble convincing them that they have programming control over this behavior.) They did try to make up for it in other ways (thank you), but the very short 15-day $-back period irritates me now. 15 days just isn't enough time to measure some impacts. If it isn't working out and it isn't due to user error and the user was hurt, a refund should be issued anyway IMO. Besides, 30-day $-back periods have been show (in studies) to increase net sales, not hurt them... (AheadWorks declined to fix this issue after a few emails back and forth. They also suppressed this review on their own web site, so it is being published here to help others avoid the same pitfalls.) July 16, 2012
would it work with ver 1.6.1 ? December 6, 2011
Facebook Link v.2.0.2 with the 'Send' button integrated is out. October 19, 2011
Given the price of this extension social analytics is a MUST. Too much for too little. July 2, 2011
Nice extension but It would be much more interesting when you will provide a full integration in Open Graph protocol and a flexible system of rating by facebook like, and fb:comment button, in product page and category page. July 1, 2010
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1. What account information does this pull from the Facebook API? First Name, Last Name, Email, etc? Can you list out all the fields?

2. How does the posting to users walls work? Is that something they agree to during the signup and then we can post to their wall each time they place an order, or is that something they have to click like "Post My Order Information to My Wall" for it to post?
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Hello,

to your questions:
1. the Facebook Link extension will receive public profile ( name, profile picture, age range, gender, language, country and other public info ), friend list, email address and birthday.
2. When a customer first logs in to your store via Facebook, a pop-up dialog (from the Facebook service side) will appear. In this dialog, the customer will be requested to confirm that they allow the extension to use their account details (see the answer above) and to post on the customer's behalf.
If the customer allows posting, the extension will post the order details automatically, otherwise, no posts will be made,
These settings can be adjusted by the customer at any moment, in the Facebook profile.
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