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  1. Adding Facebook like box widget

    Hello friends.

    Today in the tips n trick column I will suggest some cool way of adding a Like box to your WordPress blog which is a free domain. I know the problem in this free hosted WordPress blog. The plugins have been deactivated due to various security reasons. The WordPress also does not supports HTML codes.This is the problem faced by many of the bloggers like me. I too had great problem without a like box and my blog had a stunned growth.But I have a clever way of tackling this problem.

    See when your WordPress blog does not supports a HTML codes then you can prefer the blog that supports it. Pretty confused ?? I am saying simply that you cant transfer your blog to other Blog creating website as you will not wish to. So you can prefer a single webpage for some of the blog creating website that supports HTML codes. I prefer the well known blogger.com which supports all HTML/Javascript and another feature of blog is that you can change template as your wish and suiting your aspects.

    So simple step is just go to blogger.com add the required widgets there and add it to your WordPress Blog by adding it as a custom link. Make sure that you develop a perfect navigation link in the Blogger Blog so that you will be perfectly able to redirect the traffic to your blog. But what will be the content in that blog ??? Sure Indiancriticz has a answer for it !!

    I personally suggest a welcome page or site update page. In my page I have developed a welcome page as managing two blogs will be really difficult. For better understanding check out my page either by clicking the category AUTHOR’S CABIN or this link : Indiancriticz-Author’s cabin. Add as many widgets as you can in that page. I hope so you will develop the Like box as you wanted.

    I hope so this article would be really useful for you and you will also help us by liking us in our Author’s cabin !!!
    Read related more stuffs from http://indiancriticz.wordpress.com/
    Enjoy Blogging !!

    The blog I need help with is indiancriticz.wordpress.com.

  2. Or, an even more clever thing to do is to get the wordpress staff to add a like button to wordpress-dot-com because we like it here.

  3. But the wordpress is not allowing it for security reasons...

  4. @jwane
    You refer to a Facebook "like button" and not to the Facebook like box. Please see here > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/its-possible-facebook-share-and-like-buttonsat-the-same-time?replies=67

  5. I like it here and so I have devised a way to add Facebook Likebox in wordpress.com that does open in wordpress.com. No need to redirect traffic elsewhere. I think the standard practice is to try to keep readers and clicks in the main site.

    You can see my workaround here:
    How to add a Facebook Likebox in a wordpress.com blog - part 2

  6. @sanjidas: thankz.. i wil try it and respond to u !!

  7. I am not even able to take facebook likebox link... can u pls help me..
    My fb link is : http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=209323919083075

  8. I am not even able to take facebook likebox link

    Have you created a Facebook Likebox? If so, please give me the code and I will extract the Facebook Likebox url that you need!

  9. The Iframe :

    <iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fapps%2Fapplication.php%3Fid%3D209323919083075&width=292&colorscheme=light&show_faces=true&stream=false&header=true&height=62" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:292px; height:62px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>

    The XFbml:

    <script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"></script><fb:like-box href="http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=209323919083075" width="292" show_faces="true" stream="false" header="true"></fb:like-box>

    pls help me !!

  10. Kind of disappointed that this is that difficult and it shouldn't be. Other blogs don't have this issue.

  11. if i made a facebook page for my blog, how can I put a follow on facebook button on my blog?? someone please help, thanks:)

  12. @srinivasavaradhan,

    I can't access your Facebook Likebox, it just redirects to facebook homepage. Can you please give me your facebook page url instead? I can create a likebox for you that is visible.

  13. http://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?api_key=113869198637480&channel=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fconnect%2Fxd_proxy.php%3Fversion%3D0%23cb%3Df315330cf36c2f%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fdevelopers.facebook.com%252Ff25034b02e507f2%26relation%3Dparent.parent%26transport%3Dpostmessage&colorscheme=light&header=true&height=590&href=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.facebook.com%252Fapps%252Fapplication.php%253Fid%253D209323919083075&locale=en_US&sdk=joey&show_faces=true&stream=true&width=300

    This is the url you need to put in Tagul.

    But please shorten the url using bit.ly or similar url shortening service before you put it in Tagul.

  14. @jmathews5,

    Kind of disappointed that this is that difficult and it shouldn't be. Other blogs don't have this issue.

    My heart goes out to you. Other platforms allow iframes, wp.com doesn't for security reasons. There is nothing we can do about it accept try out workarounds.

  15. @ sanjidas I can't put a facebook like box on my blog too. My Facebook URL is http://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaPharma can you please help me too! :-)

  16. @annesofiem,
    Where exactly are you stuck?
    Have you been able to add the Facebook Likebox in Tagul?

    Important:
    Tagul has changed their interface. After you put all the information in Tagul as per my instructions in the tutorial, you will have to click the "Visualize" button (it wasn't there when I wrote my post).

    And if you want me to help you, please give me the code of your facebook LIKEBOX, not your facebook page.

  17. @sanjidas you can try to see on my blog http://socialmediapharma.wordpress.com/ when I put in the code of the likebox, it only shows text.. I don't know what Tagul is?

    Here are the codes of the likebox:

    <iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FSocialMediaPharma&width=240&colorscheme=light&show_faces=true&stream=false&header=true&height=62" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:240px; height:62px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>

    <script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"></script><fb:like-box href="http://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaPharma" width="240" show_faces="true" stream="false" header="true"></fb:like-box>

    I hope you can help me :) And thanks a lot for your help!!

  18. annesofiem,
    You can know what Tagul is here and you can also learn how to do it yourself
    See here:
    How to embed iframe widgets in a wordpress.com blog

    I have also updated the instructions because Tagul looks different now.

  19. Hi again sanjidas,

    I have tried everything, but i cannot get the like box into my blog. What can i do, can you please help?

    Here is my blog:
    http://socialmediapharma.wordpress.com/

    And this is the likebox codes from Facebook:
    <iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FSocialMediaPharma&width=240&colorscheme=light&show_faces=true&stream=false&header=true&height=62" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:240px; height:62px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>

    <div id="fb-root"></div><script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"></script><fb:like-box href="http://www.facebook.com/SocialMediaPharma" width="240" show_faces="true" stream="false" header="true"></fb:like-box>

  20. @sanjidas please find my facebook like box aswell, could you please alter this and let me know next what I have to do to get this working on my blog, thanks

    <iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpages%2FVA-Garments-Ltd%2F209221025758641%3Fref%3Dts&width=292&colorscheme=light&show_faces=true&stream=false&header=false&height=62" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:292px; height:62px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>

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