Facebook recently updated their Graph API to require an oAuth access token. Here is a quick guide that explains the easiest way to create an access token for your site.
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Until recently you could import your facebook news feed using a json feed available through the Facebook Graph API without needing to set up an oAuth token. Unfortunately, facebook pulled the rug out from under us all when they started requiring oAuth tokens on the basic graph API. This caused many sites to start receiving the following error: "OAuthException An access token is required to request this resource." Pretty annoying. I was ready to jump through facebook's hoops and create a facebook app dedicated to providing access to the news feed when I realized each page has an rss feed built right in. IMO it's not AS good as the data from the graph API but for most situations it will get the job done.
This is a very simple way to get the latest posts from a facebook fan page. I previously wrote a VERY simple guide that just returns the latest single post (as this is all people want a lot of the time). If that is what you are looking for read this guide instead. By popular demand I created this additional tutorial that will show you how to display the latest 10 posts and display them with date. Also, this code will filter out things posted on your wall by other people and display ONLY things the owner of the facebook page posted.
So, quite often companies what to show their latest post from their facebook fan page on their website. This should be really simple right. Well it is. However, it seems like most of the world wants to REALLY over complicate it. I searched for this forever and people didn't seem to understand: I don't want facebook connect. I don't need to log in a user. I shouldn't need to load the facebook sdk. I shouldn't need to create a facebook app. There has to be a better way. I thought to myself it's SUPER easy on twitter there has to be something similar for facebook and of course there is.