To Import Facebook Events to Modern Events Calendar, you need to be the admin of your FB page.
How to Import Facebook Events to Modern Events Calendar?
First, you must create a temporary access token and then upgrade it to a permanent one. To do this, you need to follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Facebook Developers Channel
You need to sign-up on the Facebook developers channel.
Step 2: Create a Facebook App
- You need to create a Facebook app if you don’t have one.
- On the next window, click on “Other.”
- A window opens up, asking you to select an app type. Since Facebook frequently makes visual changes to its development area, some of the screenshots shown here might not resemble what you’re viewing on your screen but fear not, all you need to do is to find the None item or an option with the message “Create an app with combinations of consumer and business permissions and products” (something to that effect) and click on Continue.
- In the next step, the preliminary information of your Web App will need to be entered as shown in the example, and once done, click on Create App. If your account is a Business Account, you must fill in the third field; otherwise, leave it empty and proceed to the next step.
- On this product page, setup and configure the “Facebook Login” Product
- Next, click on the Web option.
- In the highlighted tab, enter personal information such as your website URL. Click on Continue to progress the steps, and in the final stage, you’ll be provided a code to copy. Ignore the rest and click on Next.
- Click Settings > Basic on the left sidebar menu and enter your website address in the “App Domains.”
Step 3: Temporary Access Token
To create a temporary access token, go to Facebook Graph API Explorer.
Find your application on the “Facebook App” dropdown menu, click on add permission, use those permissions shown in the image below, and then generate the access token again. You can copy and use it.
Step 3-1: Permanent Access Token
Then, as a prerequisite to generating a permanent access token, you need to check the boxes for both “publish_pages” and “manage_pages.”
Step 3-2: Get Access Token
Click “Get Access Token” to create a temporary user access token.
Step 4: Upgrade Your Token
Then, you need to upgrade your token to a two-months user access token.
Note: Temporary user access token is a one-hour valid access token for which you must extend the expiration time.
Step 4-1: Extend the Expiration Time
To do this, Copy the code, go to the Access Token Debugger Tool, and enter it in the Debugger. Now click the Debug button, keep the information on the App-Scoped User ID, and copy the Access Token Key.
Step 4-2: Two-Months Access Toke
To create a two-month access token, click on the “Extend Access Token” option at the bottom of the box where user/app tokens are placed.
The button will be disabled, and a new box will appear at the bottom of the page.
Click on the “Debug” button (with a gray background) beside the new Token.
As mentioned earlier, this will open up a new window or tab in your browser.
Then you will be redirected to the Access Token Debugger, where your temporary user access token information is stated.
Verify the information for this new token. Make sure that it is a Page Token and that it expires in two months, and has the “publish_pages” and “manage_pages” permission.
Copy the token at the top of the page (at the left of the blue “Debug” button).
Step 5: Last Step
The last step is to generate the permanent user access token.
Step 5-1: Graph API Explorer
Now, head over to Graph API Explorer after generating the permanent user access token, and place it in the “Access Token Field.”
(Paste the token you just copied (that expires in 2 months) in the “Access Token” field)
To access “/me/accounts,” you must modify the API endpoint and click the “Submit” button.
The results will be shown with all the information from the pages, including the page access token, which is the permanent user access token.
Then you will be redirected to the verification stage, where you will ensure that the generated page access token is permanent, so go here again and click on the “Debug” button to access an extended access token.
Step 5-2: Facebook Cal. Import in MEC
Go to WordPress Dashboard > M. E. Calendar > Import/Export > Facebook Cal. Import and fill in the information.
Finally, click on the Start button: