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Mister.Wong

Nowadays everyone and every techblogs are talking about Facebook and Facebook on the net. Recently Facebook has just released a new feature called "Like", which allows users to "Like"  any pieces of content on an outside site with one click (via button or widget enabled website). Those likes are then transferred back to Facebook and integrated into users’ profiles.

This is definitely another good feature from Facebook to glue your website and Facebook millions users.

Facebook Like Box is a social plugin that enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Likes from their own website. And quoted from Facebook website, Like Box enables users to:
    * See how many users already like this page, and which of their friends like it too
    * Read recent posts from the page
    * Like the page with one click, without needing to visit the page

You can download a Joomla version and Wordpress below, included tutorial guides you through the installation.

Example of Facebook Like Box for Joomla and Wordpress

  1. Download Joomla and Wordpress :

    Joomla 1.0 & Joomla 1.5 Download
    Joomla 2.5/1.7/1.6 Download
    Wordpress Download

  2. Login to your Facebook account and you will need to create a New Facebook Page for your website, the fastest way is to click on "Search" field and start typing : Create New Facebook Page and enter.

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    On "Create a Page" page, you can select to create an Official Page or Community Page. Fill neccessaries information for your page and click on "Create Official Page" or "Create Community Page"

  3. On the Left side, click on "Edit Page"

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    and on your browser URL bar, you will need to write it down the page id for the page you have just created:

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  4. Install Facebook Like Box for Joomla or Wordpress which you have downloaded.

  5. For Facebook Page ID, you can fill it with the same page id you have created on your Facebook page.

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    For the rest of fields are quite self explanatory.

Enjoy !

 

 

 
Discuss (24 posts)
vivociti
Re:Facebook Like Box
Jun 16 2012 15:06:45
hi thekey,
check joomla folder access right on your hosting env. you will have the same problem by installing other modules & components.
#598
the key
Re:Facebook Like Box \"Install failed\"
Jun 16 2012 07:48:03
Thank you for building a plug in that everyone seems to be very satisfied with. Unfortunately for me, I cannot get it past installation. I get this message:

Install failed - Invalid install directory

Can you please advise? I attempted to upload the full zip file that was downloaded.

Thank you.
#597
mdmbaby
Re:Facebook Like Box
Nov 08 2011 17:18:56
The Like box works great on one of my sites, but on another, I'm just getting 'Could not retrieve id for the specified page. Please verify correct href was passed in.' I have tried a couple of different FB accounts and it didn't work. Any suggestions? Do I need to change a permission on FB?
Thanks
#522
Kimchi
Re:Facebook Like Box
Jun 22 2011 19:34:51
thx for this easy to use module. One day after a succesful installation - the likebox are only showing the error message: "The page you are trying to access is restricted or unavailable"

I followed the instructions and it worked yesterday. Does anyone have an idea how to solve this?
#478
missinmedia
Re:Facebook Like Box
Mar 24 2011 13:21:00
fixed the issue by changing the iframe to an xfbml
#457
missinmedia
Re:Facebook Like Box
Mar 24 2011 13:04:33
Hi guys, I have installed this widget on Wordpress which works perfectly, on our Spanish blog. Now I would like the widget to be displayed in Spanish instead of English.
Normally when you change this piece of code http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1 to http://connect.facebook.net/es_ES/all.js#xfbml=1 that should work though now I don't see anything change, any advise? I'm editing the plugin PHP code
#456
mheck21
Re:Facebook Like Box
Mar 23 2011 00:56:52
After I installed it and put my Facebook ID in I just get a white box and at the top of it a facebook logo that says go to facebook.com...what did I do wrong.

Also, do you have the plug in that I can put a like on the article I posted so people click like and it likes it on there facebook.

I am using Joomla 1.5
#455
mykie
Re:Facebook Like Box
Nov 13 2010 06:52:42
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#427
terjenor
Facebook like box don\'t validate with webstandards
Oct 27 2010 21:16:13
I just installed the Facebook like box for joomla 1.5.
Unfortunately the extension don't validate with webstandards.

I get this message when I check the website at http://validator.w3.org/

Validation Output: 1 Error
Line 893, Column 267: there is no attribute "allowTransparency"

…overflow:hidden; width:292px; height:255px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>

"You have used the attribute named above in your document, but the document type you are using does not support that attribute for this element. This error is often caused by incorrect use of the "Strict" document type with a document that uses frames (e.g. you must use the "Transitional" document type to get the "target" attribute), or by using vendor proprietary extensions such as "marginheight" (this is usually fixed by using CSS to achieve the desired effect instead)."
.....


Do you have a fix?
#422
tamas.kirchknopf
Re:Facebook Like Box
Oct 02 2010 08:31:31
hi there,

i have this fb like box set up on my joomla site and face one small issue:

in the fb feed module only the own messages are shown, not the ones from friends.

on fb, default view is to display all in the feed.

how can this be changed in the module, i did not find anything similar in the settings.

cheers
tamas
#416
sf1318
Re:Facebook Like Box
Sep 02 2010 03:37:02
Very nice mod.
Is there a way to change the size of fans profile pictures?
Thanks
#412
sg16
Re:Facebook Like Box
Jun 27 2010 15:15:11
I installed the Facebook like module but there is a verification required link displayd in. How can i finish that verification ?
#400
siki
Re:Facebook Like Box
Jun 27 2010 10:11:34
Anybody has any ideas how I could do it? thanks
#399
siki
Re:Facebook Like Box
Jun 19 2010 15:45:36
@ pdstudio,

I really would like to change the css of the module. I tried what you have suggested, but unfortunately I'm not to good with CSS. It would be great if you could let me know a bit more in details how I could change the .css file to have more control over the module.

Thanks,
siki
#396
vivociti
Re:Facebook Like Box
Jun 11 2010 14:29:46
hi pdstudio,

that css looks cool.

yep, for disappering of all fans' photos, original Facebook shown same problem as today I tried it, check here :
http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like-box

stay tune and anyone has solution of this, pls share and if neccesaries, I will release new patch for this mod

updated (15 June 2010):
hey guys, those Facebook's avatars are displayed back and kicking again !
#393
pdstudio
Re:Facebook Like Box
Jun 10 2010 23:42:39
Hey faazz,
I wanted also add a css class suffix to the module. I solved this by adding a plus line in the *.xml file.

In the mod_facebook_like_box.xml, before the closing </params> tag, I added this:
Code:

<param name="moduleclass_sfx" type="text" default="" label="Module Class Suffix" description="A suffix to be applied to the css class of the module (table.moduletable), this allows individual module styling" />


It works perfectly.


I have a question. I have seen that the little thumbnails of the Facebook fans disappeared from the module box (also on vivociti.com). Is this a problem of my browser/network/etc.. or is it a global bug? Thank you forward for the answer.
#389
faazz
Re:Facebook Like Box
Jun 04 2010 08:10:22
Hello,

Nice module. Is there a way to add module suffix to use template styling parameters?

Regards,

Faraz
#385
vivociti
Re:Facebook Like Box
Jun 01 2010 13:01:17
hi,

have not played much with the css yet and maybe you can find it from facebook if there is a way to customize the css for your own.
i have quoted some part as an example (using Firebug), as you can see , is controlled by UIStory_Message class comes directly from Facebook.
<span class="UIStory_Message">Memberships are now due!! .... </span>

the Joomla mod itself is very plain and no css hardcoded and this is going to be even more cool if you can customize its css directly from your facebook page.

pls share with us if you have managed to do so.

thanks !

sunwu
#384
JulesM
Re:Facebook Like Box
Jun 01 2010 02:50:54
Yes that did help thanks.
#383
bradpski
Re:Facebook Like Box
May 31 2010 21:58:35
is there a way to change the colour of the text in the updates box? as you can see on my page, the dark grey text is very hard to read www.goldcoastwaterski.com
thanks
brad.
#382
vivociti
Re:Facebook Like Box
May 31 2010 13:44:39
i think you are planning to install the same module but for different page ?
if that the case is not weird

you can try following steps but pls take note that I havent tried it out:
1. login to back end
2. go to Module section and select Facebook LIke Box module and click on Copy button
3. Joomla will create a copy of the same module, you can rename etc.
4. Click on the copied module and maybe you can set the Page ID to a different page.

think this should work out nicely.

hope it help.

rgds,
#381
JulesM
Re:Facebook Like Box
May 30 2010 22:15:48
Is there a way I can install multiple Like Boxes on one web page? I know it's a strange question, just want to know if it's possible and if it is, how?
#380
vivociti
Re:Facebook Like Box
May 25 2010 13:21:17
cool. you can thanks by voting at JED (Joomla xtension Directory - thanks
#378
efra
Facebook Like Box
May 25 2010 11:22:43
This thread discusses the Content article: Facebook Like Box

Easy to use.... Thanks
#377


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