How to generate access token for Facebook Graph API Access

Personal access token is required and should be used only if you wish to display followers counter for personal Facebook profile (followers). For everything else you need to generate application based access token (share counter, page likes, followers counter for page and etc.)

Generate application token key

  1. Go to
  2. From menu My Apps select Add new app
  3. Fill all required fields that you see on screen for application name, contact e-mail and application type. Once you are done press Create App ID button
  4. Once you are done with all required staff you will see your application dashboard available like this.

    1. Visit App Review menu from the right and make your application public visible by switching the button
    2. Return back to dashboard and press Show button next to dots in Application Secret to reveal it (you may see dialog to confirm your password)
    3. Copy your Application ID along with Application Secret to fields above and press generate access token button

Generate personal token key

  1. Go to
  2. Select from list Graph API Explorer
  3. Press the Get Token key button and choose to generate personal or application based token that you can fill in plugin directly