In order to properly share your images to Facebook from the NextGEN Pro Lightbox, you'll need to set a quick 'App' on Facebook and then grab the APP ID code. Here's how you do it:

  1. Login to your Facebook account (if you don't have one yet, you'll need to create one before continuing on to step 2).
  2. Go to developers.facebook.com and click to 'Add a New App'. If asked to register, a box will appear asking if you want to register as a developer, click the switch to say YES and then select Register. You will get a confirmation message, select Done.
  3. In the next window labeled 'Create a New App ID' Select a category like 'Photo' and then click 'Create App ID'.
  4. Under the 'Settings' tab in the left sidebar menu will display your contact email and the App ID you will copy and paste in your Pro Lightbox settings (the App ID is also located in the menu bar as shown in this screenshot). You can choose a category, add your privacy policy URL, and fill in the other details if you would like, on this page.
  5. In the left sidebar menu navigate to 'App Review'. Click the switch to say 'Yes' under 'Make [your app name] Public?'.
  6. A confirmation window will appear reminding you to add a link to your Privacy Policy on your site. If you do not yet have one there are several step by step tutorials made available online to create a simple privacy policy.  Privacy policies help protect your site content. 🙂 You will need this in order to allow visitors to share your gallery images to their profile pages.
  7. Navigate back to 'Settings' > Basic and copy your new App ID.
  8. Return to your website and navigate to Gallery > Other Options > Lightbox Effects > Social. If you haven't already, select 'NextGEN Pro Lightbox'. Scroll down its settings and next to 'Facebook App ID' paste the 'App ID' code.
  9. Save changes and you're done! 🙂

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