justb3a

Facebook Events

Recommended Posts

FacebookEvents

ProcessWire module to get Facebook Page Events using the Graph API.

Create an app on Facebook developers website

You have to create an app to get appId and appSecret. Those keys are required.
Go to Facebook Developers and add a new app.
Congrats! Now you can copy your Facebook appId and appSecret.

Get your Facebook page ID

You can either enter your facebook page ID or the facebook page name.
If you enter the Facebook page name, this module will get the page ID for you!

Call Module

$events = $modules->get('FacebookEvents')->getEvents();

Output Events

{% for event in events|reverse %}
  {% if event.start_time|date('U') > date().timestamp %}
    <div>
      {% set dts = modules.get('FacebookEvents').getDates(event) %}
      <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/{{event.id}}/" title="Facebook">{{dts.dates}}:</a>
      {{event.name}} <em>{{dts.times}}</em>
    </div>
  {% endif %}
{% endfor %
  • Like 21

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At the moment the endpoint just returns: id, name, timezone, start_time, end_time, description.

But it's pretty easy to get the information about the place and cover. I updated the module to include it as well and updated the Graph Api Version to 2.9.

`$modules->get('FacebookEvents')->getEvents()` returns now the following data:

array(1) {
  [0]=>
  array(6) {
    ["id"]=>
    string(15) "123123123"
    ["name"]=>
    string(3) "xxx"
    ["timezone"]=>
    string(13) "Europe/Berlin"
    ["start_time"]=>
    string(24) "2017-06-23T16:00:00+0200"
    ["end_time"]=>
    string(24) "2017-06-23T18:30:00+0200"
    ["description"]=>
    string(3) "foo",
    ["place"]=>
    array(3) {
      ["name"]=>
      string(5) "Venue"
      ["location"]=>
      array(6) {
        ["city"]=>
        string(7) "Berlin"
        ["country"]=>
        string(7) "Germany"
        ["latitude"]=>
        float(xx.3321915)
        ["longitude"]=>
        float(xx.3735704)
        ["street"]=>
        string(17) "Street 14"
        ["zip"]=>
        string(5) "01234"
      }
      ["id"]=>
      string(15) "123123123"
    }
    ["cover"]=>
    array(4) {
      ["offset_x"]=>
      int(0)
      ["offset_y"]=>
      int(85)
      ["source"]=>
      string(148) "https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/s720x720/..."
      ["id"]=>
      string(16) "123123123"
    }
  }
}

 

Having a quick look at the Graph API documentation, using the event ID one could send another request to get even more data. 
Please read the Graph API documentation at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/graph-api/reference/event/.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ok thx justb3a
i'll try that.

could you help me with outputing the dates. i'm a php-beginner and can't output the events. your code above is written in twig, is that an engine?
anyway i tried it like this:

<?php
	$events = $modules->get('FacebookEvents')->getEvents();
		echo "<ul>";
			foreach($events as $event) {
				echo "<li>$event->name</li>";
				}
		echo "</ul>";
?>

but i don't get any ouput from this.
 

maybe i did something wrong while creating the facebook-app. i added the ID and SECRET into the module and the page-name. but the module doesnt add the page-ID automatically!
do i have to be the owner of the facebook-page which events i want to get?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The workflow is as follows:

  1. Enter Client ID and Secret
  2. Enter Page Name OR Page ID: If you enter the Page Name, make sure to copy it from the Facebook page url similar to `https://www.facebook.com/NameWithoutSpaces` => NameWithoutSpaces would be the Page Name
  3. Add `$events = $modules->get('FacebookEvents')->getEvents();` to a template and open the belonging page (frontend)
  4. Go back to module settings and check (reload before) if a page id has been added. If not, your page name could not be resolved.
  5. Now you should be able to receive events:
$events = $modules->get('FacebookEvents')->getEvents();
echo "<ul>";
foreach ($events as $event) {
  echo "<li>{$event['name']}</li>";
}
echo "</ul>";

$events is an array, so you have to use the following syntax: `$event['propertyName']`.

I found a little bug and updated the module, so please make sure to get the latest version.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, justb3a said:

$events is an array, so you have to use the following syntax: `$event['propertyName']`.

that was it!

thx, great module!
there should be a „buy-me-a-beer“-button (flattr, paypal, …)!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

me again,

everything worked fine. at first the cache was set to now. then i changed that to daily and moved the website to another directory. since then module doesn't get newly added events. it seems the old data is stored somewhere an no updates are possible.

i created a new app and tried it different APP-ID and had no luck.
i still get data output when the APP-ID, APP-SECRET and Facebook-Name-Fields are empty !? and i don't use any other cache-modules

am i doing something wrong?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have a look at your caches table. Search for name=Module.FacebookEvents. Delete this row.

Furthermore you could have a look at your modules table where class=FacebookEvents, column: data. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it suddenly works now, i think the 24h were over since the last update.

i'll have look at the tables next time. thx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ah

changed line:29 in FacebookEvents.module to:

const FB_PAGEEVENTS_URL = '%sv%s/%s/events/?fields=%s&access_token=%s&since=%s&until=%s&limit=50';

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

this is all working fine for me, nice module!

I have one question: is it also possible to display the image of the event?

I think i should use "Cover"  and "Source" but i'm not that good with php so I don't know in what sentence to use it..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@ngrmm It's never a good idea to override somehing in the core or in a third-party module because if you update it your changes are overritten again. I updated the module and added an option in module settings to set the limit.

@Tacolombardi

<?php $events = $modules->get('FacebookEvents')->getEvents(); ?>
<ul>
  <?php foreach ($events as $event): ?>
    <li>
      <?=$event['name']?>
      <img src="<?=$event['cover']['source']?>" alt="<?=$event['name']?>" />
    </li>
  <?php endforeach; ?>
</ul>

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1.6.2017 at 8:32 AM, justb3a said:

Have a look at your caches table. Search for name=Module.FacebookEvents. Delete this row.

Furthermore you could have a look at your modules table where class=FacebookEvents, column: data. 

still having problems. newly added events won't show up in frontend. i guess this has something to do with cache/tables.
i have to delete it manually, is there a way the module would do that automatically?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What i did was to make the Page ID field editable, that was the only way to test the module with a dummy events feed and then switch it out to a different page; the clear module cache select item is not working for some reason...

in line 66 of the FacebookEventsConfig.php you can comment out this:

$field->collapsed = Inputfield::collapsedNoLocked;

fb_events1.thumb.jpg.10036a3e8744f370d4db601b86f025e6.jpg

...

:(

...

fc_events2.thumb.jpg.213dbdf62a2e2c4f176a1886a94e93af.jpg

I made some other changes to the module to allow the users to configure the since date, and until date; Once that's all stable i'll hopefully do a pull request on github for the extended features; and if i can figure out how to make it update the ID of the page if the cache is set to expire now, i'll post back here..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Macrura Are you using the latest version? I fixed a little bug just a few weeks ago. Looking forward to merge your PR :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What about this module makes to specific to PW 3.x and above? I would like to be able to use it on site using PW 2.7.2.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Lance O. said:

What about this module makes to specific to PW 3.x and above? I would like to be able to use it on site using PW 2.7.2.

This module uses namespaces which has been introduced with PW 3. I upgraded all my projects to PW 3.x, so I have no need to test and support older versions. :) 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This may be a dumb question, but how do I get past events?

With normal usage I just get the future events, but when I modify the module at the getEvents() function and set the $sinceDate to 0, I get all past events aswell.

Am I missing an implemented solution intended by @justb3a?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ok cool -thanks for testing out my version!

i will be submitting a PR soon so once that happens and if it is accepted you could switch back to the official branch; but if it works for you and satisfies your current requirements, it should be 'stable', there are just a few simple changes to the code and those added inputfields. if you do run into any issues, you can post an issue on the forked github issues page..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 28/10/2017 at 5:39 PM, Macrura said:

i will be submitting a PR soon so once that happens and if it is accepted you could switch back to the official branch; but if it works for you and satisfies your current requirements, it should be 'stable', there are just a few simple changes to the code and those added inputfields. if you do run into any issues, you can post an issue on the forked github issues page..

I created a "Pull Request" at my own and extended the module config, so one is able to define a date range and reverse sorting. Thanks @Macrura

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

all of a sudden module stopped working. i do not use any caching. i'm a bit puzzeld what happened
any changes from facebook?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Robin S
      Breadcrumb Dropdowns
      Adds dropdown menus of page edit links to the breadcrumbs in Page Edit.

       
      Installation
      Install the Breadcrumb Dropdowns module. The module requires ProcessWire >= v3.0.83 and AdminThemeUikit.
      There is a checkbox option in the module config that determines if the breadcrumb dropdowns will include pages that the user does not have permission to edit.
      Features/details
      The module adds an additional breadcrumb item at the end for the currently edited page. That's because I think it's more intuitive for the dropdown under each breadcrumb item to show the item's sibling pages rather than the item's child pages. In the dropdown menus the current page and the current page's parents are highlighted in a crimson colour to make it easier to quickly locate them in case you want to edit the next or previous sibling page. If the option to include uneditable pages is selected then those pages are indicated by a reduced text opacity and the "not-allowed" cursor is shown on hover. There is a limit of 25 sibling pages per dropdown for performance reasons and to avoid the dropdown becoming unwieldy. Incompatibilities
      This module replaces the AdminThemeUikit::renderBreadcrumbs method so will potentially be incompatible with other modules that hook the same method.
       
      https://modules.processwire.com/modules/breadcrumb-dropdowns/
      https://github.com/Toutouwai/BreadcrumbDropdowns
    • By Macrura
      Field Descriptions Extended
      This module enables you to extend field descriptions by dividing short descriptions with a longer text that is revealed in a toggle.
      Modules Directory: http://modules.processwire.com/modules/field-descriptions-extended/
      Github: https://github.com/outflux3/FieldDescriptionsExtended
      Extending your field descriptions using the standard field's description field.
      Once this module is installed, it will automatically search your description field for the presence of 5 dashes (-----).
      Any content above the 5 dashes will be visible and the content below the dashes will be hidden. A 'More...' link will appear at the end of the short description which when clicked will reveal the rest of the description.
      Using Simple Markdown Editor with the description field
      If you have Simple Markdown Editor (InputfieldSimpleMDE) installed, you can enable the field description to have that editor.
      *When using Simple MDE, you can use the button (Insert Horizontal Line) instead of typing 5 dashes. More about SimpleMDE.
      Extending your field descriptions using content from a ProcessWire Page for the field description.
      You may use the content from a ProcessWire page as a field description. This would allow you to easily insert images, links, and use hanna codes.
      To use page content for your field descriptions, please follow these instructions:
      Install Select Fields module (FieldtypeFields) http://modules.processwire.com/modules/fieldtype-fields/ Create a new field using this field type, e.g. field_select. Add the field to any template you will be using for your field descriptions. Setup your help pages (for example under a settings branch) where you will store the field description content,using the template containing the Field Select. Add content to a page and select the field where that content should show. To show a short text before the link to the longer content, separate them with 5 dashes Be sure to update your settings on this page, first enable page content descriptions,then specify the name of the Select Fields field, template to search, and content field. If you create a field description using this method, please note that the description field must be blank for contexts where you want the page content to appear.
      You can freely use template context for field descriptions, but the Page Content method is not context sensitive and will display under all contexts where the description is blank.
      ----
      original post:
      This is a new module, hope to release soon, which allows extended field descriptions, in currently 2 ways.
      The main feature of the module is that you can have a short description and then a 'more...' link which drops down a longer block of text.
      This is achieved by separating the intro/visible text and the rest with 5 dashes.

      Example setup:

      the 2nd way is if you are using AdminThemeUiKit, you can show extended field instructions in a panel. The content of the panel is edited on a regular PW page. This use case would probably not be that common, but if you had a field that required some extended instructions for how to use, this could be useful; Also, since this allows you to target information and instructions down at the field level, it could reduce the amount of documentation needed on a global level, since it is a lot more context targeted.

    • By joshuag
      Hey guys, 
      Thought I would share a quick preview of Designme. A module we (Eduardo @elabx and I) are building for visually laying out your templates/edit screens. 🙂
      This is a really quick, zero polish screen grab. FYI. 
      Video #2 - UPDATE
      This new video shows the following features in Designme:
      Re-arranging fields via Drag & Drop Re-sizing fields via Dragging. Adjusting field settings - with live refresh. Working on "hidden" fields while Designme is active. Creating New fields. Deleting fields. Creating/Deleting Tabs. Dragging fields between tabs. Creating fieldsets. Tagging/Un-tagging fields. Fields without headers expand when hovered (like checkboxes). Live filtering of fields in the sidebar. Ability to adjust (all) Template settings without leaving Designme. Template File Tree Editing Template files source code with ACE Editor. Editing Multiple files with ACE Editor. (New Tabs) Saving files. Techie stuff Fields load their own js/css dependancies. *ready to use on creation (*most fields)  Everything happens via Ajax to ProcessPageEdit (via module + hooks). Designme has a JS api that you can use.  All actions trigger events.  We would love any detailed feedback on what you see so far. If you are interested in testing Designme. Let me know below. 🙂
       
       
      Video #1. 
       
    • By dreerr
      TemplateEnginePug (formally TemplateEngineJade)
       
      This module adds Pug templates to the TemplateEngineFactory. It uses https://github.com/pug-php/pug to render templates.
      doctype html html(lang='en') head meta(http-equiv='content-type', content='text/html; charset=utf-8') title= $page->title link(rel='stylesheet', type='text/css', href=$config->urls->templates . 'styles/main.css') body include header.pug h1= $page->title if $page->editable() p: a(href=$page->editURL) Edit Project on GitHub: github.com/dreerr/TemplateEnginePug
      Project in modules directory: modules.processwire.com/modules/template-engine-pug/
       
      For common problems/features/questions about the Factory, use the TemplateEngineFactory thread.
       
    • By tpr
      ProcessNetteTester
      Run Nette Tester tests within ProcessWire admin.
      (continued from here)

      Features
      AJAX interface for running Nette Tester tests, in bulk or manually display counter, error message and execution time in a table run all tests at once or launch single tests show formatted test error messages and report PHP syntax errors stop on first failed test (optional) hide passed tests (optional) display failed/total instead passed/total (optional) re-run failed tests only (optional) auto scroll (optional) include or exclude tests based on query parameters start/stop all tests with the spacebar reset one test or all tests (ctrl+click) https://modules.processwire.com/modules/process-nette-tester/
      https://github.com/rolandtoth/ProcessNetteTester