Site Talk forum: Facebook logins

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 15, 2012 3:24 PM CST

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This is an interesting feature that doesn't really affect any existing members of ATP, but I did want to let you all know about it.

New visitors to ATP can now login to ATP automatically, without having to create an account here. All they have to do is click on the "Login using Facebook" button. Once they approve the login, Facebook sends all their information to ATP and then an account is created here for them and they are immediately logged in.

If they already have an account here but aren't logged in, then if they click on that button, ATP will search and see if they do have an account here using the same email address as they have on their profile at Facebook. If such an account exists, it then links their two accounts together and logs them in here, and from that point forward they will always be able to login here using their facebook ID.

I don't love Facebook, but this feature does make it more convenient for our casual visitors who might like to login but don't want to go through the hassle of creating an account. I am hopeful that this will increase our membership numbers.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
May 15, 2012 3:27 PM CST
Great!
I was thinking of this feature recently when I had to login to Pinit again. The FB account was an easy option.
Thanks.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
May 15, 2012 3:35 PM CST

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When I saw pinterest.com using this feature, I knew that eventually we would need it for ATP, too. I'm glad to have that one knocked off my TODO.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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Sharon
May 15, 2012 3:36 PM CST
Just saw the banner below the banner too.
Great for newcomers and for the newsletter offerings.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 15, 2012 3:38 PM CST
Well, ATP just invited me to join by taking the newsletter. I already get the newsletter on my phone, computer, laptop, and iPad. Where else can you send it? Rolling my eyes. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
May 15, 2012 3:43 PM CST

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Sorry about that. It was only supposed to show if you're not logged in. A temporary error made it show for everyone but that should be fixed now. Smiling
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 15, 2012 3:46 PM CST
Just teasing! Thumbs up I'm glad we have that because I hesitate to tell some people to go to ATP knowing they have to log in and they won't want to.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
May 15, 2012 3:47 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Exactly, Sandi. You can now tell them, "If you're on Facebook, you can use your facebook ID to login automatically at ATP. Couldn't be easier!"
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 15, 2012 3:56 PM CST
I agree
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
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Joy
May 15, 2012 4:16 PM CST
Awesome feature. I've used my facebook logon for other sites. It makes a lot of sense to have that feature here too. Thumbs up
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 19, 2012 12:42 PM CST

Plants Admin

Super feature Dave. I've only logged in to ATP a handful of times so I never see this stuff. Glad Site Forum is here.
Evan

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