How to Add the New Facebook Page Plugin in WordPress

Facebook like box also known as Facebook fan box has become a must have element for many websites. Recently Facebook replaced this widget with the new Facebook Page plugin. In this article, we will show you how to add the Facebook page plugin in WordPress.… Read More »

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Facebook like box also known as Facebook fan box has become a must have element for many websites. Recently Facebook replaced this widget with the new Facebook Page plugin. In this article, we will show you how to add the Facebook page plugin in WordPress.

Note: Users who have already implemented the old like box or fan box on their WordPress sites will automatically be moved to the new Page plugin.

What is Facebook Page Plugin?

Preview of a Facebook Page  plugin embed

Facebook page plugin is the replacement of what was previously known as the Facebook Like box. It allowed you to promote your Facebook page on your website. The new Facebook Page plugin does the exact same thing.

It has a new and improved look which now displays your Facebook cover photo as well. It comes with two buttons. Users can Like your page, and they can also share it. You have the option to show users which of their friends have already liked your page. You can also display recent posts from your Facebook page.

How to Add The New Facebook Page Plugin in WordPress

First you need to visit Facebook’s Page Plugin website. You will find the options to configure the appearance of your Facebook page embed.

Facebook page plugin settings

Simply provide the URL of your Facebook page. Next you will need to enter the width and height for the box. Alternatively, you can leave it blank, and Facebook will try to automatically adjust it.

You can show your cover photo, posts, and friend’s faces in the page plugin. Once you are satisfied with the appearance, click on the Get Code button to continue.

Facebook page plugin code

Facebook will now show you two code snippets. Copy the first code snippet and paste it in your theme or child theme‘s header.php file right after the <body> tag.

Next, copy the second code snippet and paste it anywhere you want to display the page like box. You can also paste this code snippet into a text widget by going to Appearance » Widgets.

We hope this article helped you add Facebook Page plugin to your WordPress site. You may also want to check out our article on 5 quick ways to get more Facebook likes using WordPress.

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5 Quick Ways to Get More Facebook Likes Using WordPress

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Do you want more Facebook likes? What if we told you that there is an easy way to get more Facebook likes, and NO we’re not talking about buying likes. In this article, we will share 5 quick ways to get more Facebook likes using WordPress.

Get More Facebook Likes

Facebook is the largest social network on the planet. Getting more likes for your Facebook page allows you to reach more people while building a strong social proof for your brand. In most cases, it takes time, patience and whole lot of status updates to build a solid fan base. But you can speed up the process by using these smart marketing practices.

1. Facebook Like Box in a Lightbox Popup

There are many bloggers who use lightbox popups to display their Facebook like box. While it’s certainly not a good idea to show the Facebook like box popup as soon as the user lands, it can be tremendous value if you do it when the user is about to leave.

OptinMonster Facebook Like Box Popup

OptinMonster has a canvas add-on which allows you to place anything in a lightbox popup and trigger it at the precise moment your user is about to leave. You can configure it to appear only once, or on a user’s second page load.

Watch the video below:

2. Social Sharing Buttons That Work

Placing huge and countless social sharing buttons on your site is not going to get you any more likes. Remember these buttons are resource intensive and slow down your site.

We would advice you to stop adding over-sized social sharing toolbars on every blank spot of your website. Instead choose a few social networks and add icons close to your article where people are most likely to look for them. This way when you write a top-notch article, your users will like it, and most likely become a fan of your page.

Normal sized sticky social sharing toolbar

We recommend using Floating Social Bar plugin. It is the only sticky social bar plugin that is fast and less annoying. There are no monstrous social buttons for hundreds of social sharing sites. Just the big few social networking sites that people actually use.

It comes with a Facebook like button built right into it, which shows the likes for each article in real time. It works pretty well on all our sites.

3. Run Contests and Giveaways

Ever wondered why there are so many companies giving away prizes just to share articles on Facebook? Because it is an easy and cost effective way to get more likes for a Facebook page.

You can run a contest manually by just announcing it on your website or Facebook page. Alternatively, you can track your users and run a giveaway in WordPress using tools like Rafflecopter.

Ask users to like your Facebook page to enter the giveaway

You don’t really need to giveaway expensive prizes. Just make sure that the prize you are offering is useful and attractive to your users.

4. Embedding a Like Box and Facebook Statuses

One of the most standard thing you can do is add the official Facebook like box in your blog’s sidebar to get more likes. Make your Like box more noticeable by adding text, images, call to action button, or headings around it.

A compact Facebook like box

Another thing you can do is embed your Facebook statuses in your posts and pages. See our tutorial on how to embed facebook status posts in WordPress.

5. Call to Action

Often all you really need to do is ask your users with proper call-to-actions.

You can ask your users to like your page on Facebook with a call to action at the end of your articles. You can also add that in your email newsletters or twitter account.

This is probably the simplest tip, but often people don’t use it. Placing the right call to action on the right spot can give your social following a tremendous boost.

We hope these tips helped you find new ways to get more Facebook likes using WordPress. You may also want to check out our guide on how to add Facebook open graph meta data in WordPress.

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