Facebook Fan Box Widget for WordPress

Facebook Fan Box

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:

Facebook Fan Box widget

And the following image shows administration screen of this widget:

Facebook Fan Box widget admin options


Before installing, make sure you have at least version 2.8 of WordPress. Do the following steps to install this widget:

  1. Download the widget from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-fb-fan-box/.
  2. Extract the directory wp-fb-fan-box from the downloaded file, and then upload it to your WordPress plugins directory (/wp-content/plugins/).
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Go to Appearance > Widgets > Facebook Fan Box, drag and drop it to sidebar area, and start entering your info.

Widget Parameters

The following list is the widget parameters that you can set from the administration screen:

  1. Width

    The width of the widget in pixels.

  2. Height

    The height of the widget in pixels.

  3. 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.

  4. Connections

    This is a number indicating how many fans you want to display in the widget.

  5. Stream

    Facebook page can have its own stream. Turning this option on will show the page stream inside the box.

  6. Header

    If turned on this option will show the fan box header.

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97 Responses to Facebook Fan Box Widget for WordPress

  1. NextBlogger says:

    Very good and simple. Recommended for all :)

  2. Kesehatan says:

    duuh….sayang aku gabisa nih unduh aplikasi Facebook fan box nya…ajarin lagi dong…he..he..

  3. shalimow says:

    nice plugin, wonderfull
    thanks MR suharto

  4. blogdotblog says:

    sanagat membantu bos
    saya mencoba memakainya
    terima kasih ya bos

  5. We’ve just installed your widget for Facebook fan box and it is excellent! Easy to use, easy to install. Highly recommended!

  6. dearidiot says:

    little trouble with the ID part, but i think its a facebook thing. good plugin

  7. WWF Venezia says:

    The pugin work fine if used with a page ID, there is any chance to use it with a profile ID ?


  8. That’s great, let me try it and then i will share it with my readers.

  9. Francesca says:

    It only shows “No Segment” to me.

  10. Rob Couty says:

    I’m finishing up my new blog and wanted to use this plugin, which is excellent, but my blog won’t allow it to work properly. I have used the same setting you have in the example above and put the widget in the sidebar and footer, no luck.

    Could you please take a look and let me know why you think it may be doing this.

    Thanks in advance,
    Rob Couty

  11. issam says:

    i have install your plugin the instalation is fine i activate him but when i go in the list of my widgets i cant find him
    wordpress 3.0.1
    plugins version 1.1

  12. rob couty says:


    I wrote a couple of days ago about your plugin. I realize it is a simple plugin and I have followed your directions and settings. Easy enough, but the way it looks in the sidebar is confusing to me. I left it up so you could see how it looks. I have changed the width, height and other settings trying to get it to work. Noting I do will make it look like the one you have on this site.

    Do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance,
    Rob Couty

  13. Aiman says:

    Salam sir, Im having some problem with the widget. The peoples showing only 9. Eventhough I set the connections more then 9. I resized the width and height make it big but still no luck. Could you please help me.. Thanks..

  14. Chris Hotz says:

    If I have 2 facebook pages that I would like to add a Fan Box for, how can I do this using the widget? Currently I only see 1 widget available for the plugin. I need a second.

    Thanks for your help ahead of time.

  15. Malcolm says:

    My fan box is suddenly not working…it is showing a “not logged in” error in the iFrame. Any ideas?

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