Social Register & Login
As you know, I'm always looking for ways to improve International Discussions. My latest coding project is to enable Users from other social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to Register and Login here. My main aim is to make it secure for our database but it will enable an easier transition as our default Registration may seem intimidating to some.
This Thread will also serve as Support and News for the feature as soon as its implemented.
A conference is simply an admission that you want somebody else to join you in your troubles. -- Unknown
Social Login Now Integrated!
After many days of custom coding this has finally been completed! It took me awhile because of security checks and having to integrate it with our current coding.
Members and Guests will see the "Register / Login easily via FaceBook" Button. If you have an existing account with FaceBook you can either Register or Login.
Existing Members can use this too! Just make sure that your current Member Email is the SAME as your FaceBook Email or it will Register you as a new Member. This will be especially good for Members who tend to get confused by the Login process or who often forget their password.
Additionally, if you do not have a current Avatar then the one from FaceBook will be pulled and used for the Community.
NOTE: We do not retain the password of your FaceBook account. When you login into FaceBook via the Social Page you are giving permission for International Discussions to only receive your Name, Email, FB ID and Avatar. That's it. You can read more here: Here.
As I get chance I will add in other Social Networks.
Comments: Why only Facebook, you don't have other social options like Twitter, Google or Open ID that I can use?
Facebook is the most popular of the external social networks but we will add others as soon as time permits.
Google Plus Added For Login
Those wanting to join International Discussions can now Register or Login via Via Google+ / GMail. Not everyone is a FaceBook fan so having this facility for easy Registration was a must.
Better Social Login Buttons
Manual Login has been added to the Social Buttons menu that floats at the top of every page for Guests. Additionally, I have made it so on Mobiles the said buttons do not float and become smaller thus taking up less room on an already small screen.