Add a Facebook Like box to your website

The developers at Facebook have made it really easy for you to add a link to your Facebook page. This is nice, because in the past it was really difficult and required special coding knowledge, now with a little input from you the code will be generated and you can place it anywhere you would like on your website.

This works especially well with widgets, when you have a WordPress site. (see adding widgets to your website)

To get started visit the developers page –> https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like-box/

adding facebook like box

  1. at the top put in the Facebook URL this will be Facebook.com\%your_user_name%
  2. If you need to adjust the width or height you can input in those corresponding boxes, but start with the defaults, and change as needed.
  3. If you have a light colored website, you should leave it on the “light theme” In this case it went into the footer of my website that was dark, so I chose the “dark theme”
  4. Depending on the space available to you, you can chose to show the faces of those that like you, I was a little short on space, so I chose not to.
  5. Stream is the recent post on your Facebook page. In my opinion if you get rid of this you are defeating the purpose, but they will still be able to like you, I guess… I would only use in extreme cases of a limited space.
  6. Show header, is a box that says like us on Facebook. You can add this text yourself, and if you are using a widget with text, you will need to put a title anyway.
  7. Once you have filled out those options, click get code.add facebook to website
  8. The top code as it explains needs to be placed under the <body> tag in your website.
  9. The second code goes where you would like the box to show up.

If this seams like too much work for you, we can help you with your social media marketing efforts. SoFla Networking offers complete website design, Internet Marketing, and Facebook page development. We can also increase your followers on Twitter, and get you more likes on Facebook.

So if you would like to be found more on the internet you need to contact us.

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Tom Strubinger was raised in the Mid-West and has lived in South Florida since 1995. He got his first exposure to computer maintenance and programming in 1988, and has been the friend and neighbor everyone relied for computer help, ever since. In 2001 after 911 tragedy, he went back to school and started doing IT Support professionally. In 2004 SoFla Networking was incorporated as a LLC and has been thriving ever since. SoFla Networking now offers Complete IT Solutions including Web Design, SEO, and Social Media Marketing.

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