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How to Embed Pibb

By Janrain Team | Posted on August 08, 2007

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There are currently two main ways you can embed the Pibb; directly in a web page, or in your WordPress blog.

Embedding Directly Into a Website:

Each Channel on Pibb can have many threads. Each thread has its own unique ID and can be embedded in any website. At the moment only threads can be embedded, not entire channels.

To get the code necessary for embedding Pibb in your website, login to Pibb, go to a channel (or create your own channel) and pick or create a thread, then click on it to join your chosen discussion thread.

On the bottom right hand corner you will see the embed code for that thread.

WordPress Directions:

Click here to download the ‘Pibb Comments’ WordPress plugin

The Pibb Comments plug-in displays an embedded Pibb Thread at the bottom of each new blog post to allow realtime discussion of the post. A user will need to login to Pibb (with an OpenID account), before they can make a comment. Though all content will be viewable without the need to log-in.

An OpenID account is free, quick and easy to get from

== Installation ==

  1. Copy the file pibb-comments.php into your plugins directory (wp-content/plugins/).
  2. Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  3. Go to the Plugins tab
  4. Activate the ‘Pibb Comments’ plugin. (Click Activate in the right column).
  5. You will now need to login to Pibb ( and create a channel. This channel (e.g. JanRain Blog) is where all of the conversation threads for your posts will be stored. One channel can have many threads.
  6. You will also need to get an API key, the API key can be found by clicking on the ‘My Profile’ tab which (once you are logged in) is in the upper right hand corner of Pibb.
  7. Now associate your blog with your Pibb Channel (e.g. JanRain Blog) and API key. To do this login to the admin panel and click on the “Plugins” menu and then click on the “Pibb Configuration” sub-menu to enter your Pibb Channel Name and API key.
  8. That’s it, go ahead and make a post and when you publish your post you will have a Pibb thread embedded at the bottom, ready for realtime discussion of your post. Please note the Pibb Comments thread will not show up until you publish your post.

Pibb configuration

== Requirements ==

1.Your WordPress theme must contain a call to the the_content() function

== Support ==

Please login to Pibb and visit our WordPress feedback channel:


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