Export to Facebook – Digikam workaround
How to make Digikam’s built-in Facebook upload work again.
Digikam/KIPI plugin Facebook export
Error due to bug
There’s a bug (319252) in the latest KIPI plugins – which Digikam and others use for exporting photos to Facebook (FB). When you attempt to connect to your FB account usually you’re presented with a browser window with a URL that bears a session token. The URL is copy-pasted in to the Export to FB plugin.
The bug causes the URL to be:
which doesn’t have the necessary session token in it.
Note: I’m using Firefox 21 on Kubuntu 13.04 (Raring) with KDE 4.10.3; KIPI plugins 4:3.2.0-0ubuntu1~ubuntu13.04~ppa1 and Digikam 4:3.2.0-0ubuntu1~ubuntu13.04~ppa1
Fix problem with upload
The fix is very simple. I noticed that the title appeared to bear the token … and indeed it does but the page is a generated page and viewing source and page inspection (using web developer tools) doesn’t give the title either, or not easily.
All you need to do though is check your history for the previous page URL.
This is the URL expected by the KIPI plugin. It’ll be something like:
When you copy and paste this in to the KIPI plugin dialog box everything should work as before.
Just left-click on “Start Upload” and … success!
It works for me. If it works for you too then please comment. Thanks.