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Is there a downside to using a 'login with Facebook' option?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Apposl, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Apposl

    Apposl Power Member

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    I typically use a 'login with Facebook' plugin on my WordPress sites, to make it that much easier for someone to register with me.

    I'm now working on a BuddyPress community, and I had planned without thought on including that functionality - but it got me wondering. As the person running the site, am I giving anything important away by letting Facebook handle that?

    If they register with me, I get their email. Do I get that when they login with Facebook? Obviously I want to collect valid emails, so it got me wondering if I was still getting an email deposit every time someone logged in, or if I was losing out somehow.

    Thanks, it might be that my brain is just friend, I've been up since like 420 this morning.
     
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    You can collect emails when they login via fb on your site
     
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  3. Apposl

    Apposl Power Member

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    Thank you!