How to Replace the Facebook Like Box with the New Page Plugin on Your Website

Did you know the Facebook Like Box is going away on June 23rd 2015? You will need to replace it with the new Facebook Page Plugin. If you have the Like Box already installed, the process is very simple.  Just follow these steps:

1.  Go to the Developers Area on Facebook here:  https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/page-plugin

2.  Add your exact Page web address into the box labeled Facebook Page URL.

Facebook Page Plugin

3.  Customize the Page Plugin the way you want it to look by setting the width and height (optional), hiding or including the cover photo, or showing the Page Posts.

4.  Click Get Code.  If you have the Like Box installed already, you don’t have to do step 1 listed in the popup box. (One quick note, if you are bringing your Like Box in with an iframe – look at the text in the text box to see if this is the case – then you may have to do step 1 listed in the popup box)

Facebook Page Plugin code

5.  Copy the code listed in part 2 of the popup box.

6.  Find the Widget on your WordPress site where you have your Like Box currently.  Typically a Text box in a sidebar.

Facebook Page Plugin installation

 

7.  Paste the code into that Text box widget and click Save.

 

And it’s always a good idea to make sure your site looks good  In fact to be extra careful, always save the code you are replacing somewhere else first so that you can “put things back” if something went wrong.

 

If you haven’t ever installed a Facebook Social Plugin on your site before, you will have to take the code listed in part 1 of the Plugin code screenshot and put it right after the opening <body> tag of your site.  Your site may have a place for scripts like this or you may need to get your webmaster to help.

 

Here’s a handy video that shows the process as well:

Did you know the Facebook Like Box is going away on June 23rd 2015? You will need to replace it with the new Facebook…

Posted by Social Media Examiner on Tuesday, April 28, 2015