This is a WordPress widget to display a Facebook fan box on the sidebar. Utilizing Facebook fan box API, this widget displays the fans of your Facebook profile page. This widget is easy to install because it is packaged as WordPress plugin that can be installed very quickly. It is also easy to use and configure because it is deployed as widget. The Facebook fan box also has ‘Like’ button. This button interacts with your blog readers directly, so if it is clicked, it will add up to the number of your fans.
This widget requires WordPress version 2.8 or above to function properly. It also requires you to have a Facebook profile page to be connected to. To create a Facebook profile page, you have to have an account in Facebook. This is easy to do, you can navigate to Facebook website and get started right away.
The following image shows the appearance of this widget:
And the following image shows administration screen of this widget:
Before installing, make sure you have at least version 2.8 of WordPress. Do the following steps to install this widget:
- Download the widget from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-fb-fan-box/.
- Extract the directory
wp-fb-fan-boxfrom the downloaded file, and then upload it to your WordPress plugins directory (
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Go to Appearance > Widgets > Facebook Fan Box, drag and drop it to sidebar area, and start entering your info.
The following list is the widget parameters that you can set from the administration screen:
The width of the widget in pixels.
The height of the widget in pixels.
- Profile Id
The profile id of your Facebook page. You can obtain this id after creating your Facebook page. It is displayed on the browser’s address bar while loading the page.
This is a number indicating how many fans you want to display in the widget.
Facebook page can have its own stream. Turning this option on will show the page stream inside the box.
If turned on this option will show the fan box header.