How To Get Facebook App ID & Secret Key in Next 3 Minutes


Are you installing a new Facebook-related WordPress plugin & need to enter Facebook App ID & secret key?

Facebook App ID & Secret Key
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As a blogger or a developer, you would need to create App ID & secret key today or one day to get things done. Today I was configuring one WordPress plugin that used to work before without the requirement of Fb App Id & secret key, but now it’s not the same. The plugin I was trying to configure was Facebook Album embed & even after embedding an album from my Facebook page, it was giving me error:

“message”: “An access token is required to request this resource.”

I realized this was one issue that many of you might be facing due to recent changes in Facebook’s API. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Facebook developers page to create a new app & get your own Facebook App ID & Secret key.

How to create a Basic Facebook APP & get App ID & Secret Key:

These are simple steps that can be followed by anyone without the requirement of being a developer. So if you are configuring a Facebook related WordPress plugin or using a 3rd party app which requires Fb Secret Key & ID, this tutorial would be of great help.

Head over to Facebook developers page & click on create a new app

Create basic Facebook App
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  • Select the kind of app you are using. For configuring WordPress plugin, it’s usually websites.
Add new Facebook app
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  • On the next page give a name to your app. Make it relevant or if you are testing this right now, call it test app.
Name for your Facebook app
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  • Click on Create new Facebook App Id. In the pop-up select the category for the app.
create App ID
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  • Click on create app ID. On the next page click on Skip at the top right & you will be taken to your created App page, where you can retrieve your app id & secret key.
Retrieve Facebook secret Key
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  • Click on show in front of App secret, and you need to enter your Facebook account password to see the App secret key.
  • Now copy-paste the App ID & App secret values in the plugin or tool that you are configuring.

In my case, I was configuring Facebook Albums plugin & it worked flawlessly after pasting the values in the plugin settings. I hope this quick guide would help you when in need to configuring any Facebook related plugin on your blog.

Feel free to ask me questions if you are unable to complete the process or stuck in between. If you know someone who need help with this, do let them know about this resource.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

19 thoughts on “How To Get Facebook App ID & Secret Key in Next 3 Minutes”

  1. Deepak Yadav

    My WordPress theme has WP Social Login Plugin. I want to show user’s Facebook ‘friends count’, twitter ‘followers count’ and google+ ‘followers count’ in home page after user login.
    Is this possible? How can i do this ?

  2. Jim

    Thank you for your article.

    I have reached the last page that you show in your post, but I’m concerned about this sentence which is visible in your screen capture: “This app is in development mode and can only be used by app admins, developers and testers.” This appears to say that my new app id won’t work.

    I only need to use Like and Share buttons, but when I use Facebook to generate code for these buttons, it always includes my app id. Can you tell me if my Like and Share buttons will work?

    Thanks so much.

    1. Uzo

      All Facebook apps are “Sandboxed” by default. All posts will be visible only to to Admins, Developers and Testers. You need to take an app “Live” if/when you would like your posts to be seen by everybody.

      Click “App Review” on the left. Change “Do you want to make this app and all its live features available to the general public?” switch from “No” to “Yes”.

  3. deepa

    I was using jetpack but it was not working now so looking for other tool.

  4. deepa

    Thank you so much for help. Before his I tried to find solution of his problem in google and YouTube but i couldn’t fix it. But shoutmeloud help me lot…

  5. deepa


    Thanks for sharing this your blog is very nice for learning good things. I read almost all useful articles. Please could you advice me when i published any post in my blog post same time also published in FACEBOOK FAN PAGE but now its not working. Please help very needful. Thanks


    Hi Harsh,

    Definitely a very useful article. It seems, by this way we can get facebook app id easily. I am going to check it out soon.

    Anyway, thanks a lot for sharing this informative post with us. Keep it up.

    Minhaj Uddin.

  7. Santosh Das

    I have been using this for a while now but I am sure NEW Bloggers will find this Guide very helpful. Cheers for You!

  8. sanjay choudhary

    Hi Harsh,
    First of all, thanx for sharing it!
    As a beginner in the blogging field, I am really learning more & more from shoutmeloud.
    You’ve done a great job!
    Keep writing!

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Thanks @Sanjay. Glad it helped you!
      Stay tuned to ShoutMeLoud!

      1. sanjay choudhary

        Most welcome Harsh!

        Going through the hardest phase of blogging, sometime it demotivates me!
        Finally the place that comes handy & motivates me is one & only – Shoutmeloud.

  9. bajirao shinde


    I register with Facebook to get approved APP code .
    Details: sparkbshine and reveived appproved.
    APP ID 1657670144480517
    Api version v2.4 App secret code
    Were******** star marked.

    Now how to complete my blog


    please give me your advise. Tks

  10. Gurmeet Singh

    This is something new that I have learned Today. Thanks for sharing this post. The different thing of this post is your Logo in the Image which is different from Other blog post photos. It is white and matches the background. By the way, Its indeed a useful article.

  11. Harpreet

    Hi Harish, I am also developer. Thanks for information. I will try.

  12. Yordi van Dijk

    Awesome post Harsh!, just where I was looking for 🙂

  13. Alex Shabu

    Thanks harsh i was looking for this to set my login with facebook on my wordpress blog .

  14. Harry potter

    Hi Hrash. The post How to create a Basic Facebook APP & get App ID & Secret Key, is really helpful. I have already applied it. Thanks.

  15. Sandeep

    Thanks Harsh for sharing with us.

    It’s really helpful to all of us who actually have issues while getting Fb app ID and secret key.

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