Facebok and Ushahidi.... Plugins, RSS


Hi, Folkies !

two days ago I migrated to Ushahidi 2.5 (after sleeping an old 1.1) - http://www.imcradio.net/gmer

All datas have been migrated with heavily support by the Ushahidi Developer team. Many tks so fare… Now its time to become more active. With more than 3000 Facebook Friends naturally I like to use this potential of contacts to do Social marketing for a more dynmaically crowdmapping…

I only see one Plugin ( http://blog.ushahidi.com/index.php/2011/05/09/featured-plugin-facebook-social/ ) which allows FB users to give comments (on Facebook). Thats not very efficiently missing some other options.

So here my questions:

1.) How can I copy the “new Reports” in Facebook, a.) on my own profile b.) on one or differernt Facebook pages (parallel) like we know it from Wordpress plugin ?  - Is the only chance to use the RSS feed with tools like RSS Graffiti ( http://www.rssgraffiti.com/ ?) Any other options to link Ushahidi directly with FB ?

2.) How can I share (as admin after login and same as user (without login)) a report onto Facebook by a kind of “share button” ?

3.) How can I integrate the whole map  into a Facebook page (and best same timeline graphic) ? - (Rec.: I have setup an own API for Ushahidi in my Facebook account, so fare this might be needed, yet without SSL (https).)

The latest list of secure plugins for 2.5 version is this:


I don’t see there, that the former FB plugin for creating a FB Tab is part of  here:  http://community.ushahidi.com/index.php/plugins/plugin/facebook-page-tab . - What about an update ?

4.) As I introduced my questions under the aspect of Social Media marketing, naturally I want make it very easy for my FB friends that they can post in my event calendar their own music events… So what about "Quick Registration/Login of new Users via Facebook ??? ) - Here already the former posting: http://forums.ushahidi.com/forums/topic/users-via-twitter-facebook-connect/

So fare tks taking your time and answering me. Pls think about, that I am only a normal computer user. I follow strictly manuals, I am not a developer, have no php skills etc. … If you should have solutions available, pls as simple as possible. (Rec.: I will have no difficulties on my own to adapt the existing Ushahidi via Cpanel  / phpAdmin or FTP from so fare I am guided through step-by-step.)

Take care/IMCRadio.Net from Europe.

P.S.: In princips the same questions I could ask for micro blogging with Twitter ? - Any analogy of solutions available (beside RSS Feed - http://twitterfeed.com/ ) ??? :slight_smile:


HI imcradiodotnet, I have asked the developer team to respond




I am very interested in these as well! Is there any development towards this direction?

Thank you,



Any updates? Help much appreciated.


HI Folks, here are the latest plugins that we currently support for Ushahidi platform - https://wiki.ushahidi.com/display/WIKI/Plugin+Version+Compatibility


More details on this: http://blog.ushahidi.com/2013/05/02/ushahidi-version-2-7-bamako/

Also, I wanted to mention that we pushing our attention to building Ushahidi 3.0. This means that we will not be focusing on new feature requests for the current version. More on this in Robbie’s blog post  http://blog.ushahidi.com/2013/03/21/building-ushahidi-3-0/







Ok hlenson awesome, but where is the documentation about Quick Registration/Login of new Users via Facebook ?

This is very useful and I can’t find this.




Hi Alfredo, You could use Open Graph - http://blog.ushahidi.com/2012/08/13/crowdmap-introduces-facebook-open-graph-support/

It is up the the member of your map to decide if they wish to do this. The map owner/creator cannot mandate it.

Hope this helps