How to put a Facebook Like box on my site?

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  • #634513

    hornshop
    Member

    I have created a facebook page for my site http://hornshop.wordpress.com and now i want to put a “like box” on my site.

    Here (http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like-box/) I have filled in the details and got two different codes; “iframe” and “XFBML”.

    But I don’t know witch one I should use and how to use it. Can anybody help me, please?

    Thank you!

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

    #634613

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry but we cannot use those Facebook like box widgets on free hosted WordPress.com blogs. There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.com blogs and we cannot install plugins. We cannot use iframes or Javascript either. http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    We can use:
    Facebook badge > http://en.support.wordpress.com/facebook-badge/
    Facebook like and share buttons > http://en.support.wordpress.com/sharing/
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/its-possible-facebook-share-and-like-buttonsat-the-same-time?replies=90

    As you are new to WordPress.com I can recommend a comprehensive tutorial. The Learn WordPress.com tutorial is divided into progressive levels and presented as a series: http://learn.wordpress.com/ This is the link to all support documentation http://en.support.wordpress.com. There you will find a searchbox that provides results from the documentation and from forum threads. if you cannot locate answers to your questions by searching then you can post to this support forum for help.

    #634619

    hornshop
    Member

    Thank you for your fast and helpful answer!!

    #634620

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome and happy blogging. :)

    #634901

    Thanks for the thread and your helpful answer, timethief.

    The inability to link to Facebook pages for live stream seems like a major fail on the part of wordpress :o(

    #634905

    Is this still the case? There is a facebook like box widget available… When I put the URL in for my page it doesn’t show anything apart from a big blue facebook logo and no stream or like button to press, it takes you to facebook and away from my wordpress.com blog. Hope that made sense… Thanks

    #634906

    airodyssey
    Member

    @theadventures…: The Facebook Like Box Widget was introduced a few days after this thread was published. So other than “we cannot use those Facebook like box widgets on free hosted WordPress.com blogs”, everything else is correct.

    I don’t see a Facebook Like Box in the blog linked to your username. Please confirm the URL of the blog you are asking about, as well as the URL you entered in the Facebook Like Box widget.

    #634908

    Hi, thank you for your reply. I added it again today and it worked straight away, I think it might have been because I had only just created the page. Thanks again!

    #634909

    airodyssey
    Member

    @theadventures…: You’re welcome.

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