Are you tired of using FBML or an iframe to load in your Facebook Fan Box / Like Box? Me too. So I wrote this plugin that takes care of the issue.
** Facebook recently changed their fanbox markup. If you are having problems, please update to the latest version. **
This plugin was written to take care of a serious issue. We were getting horrible load times on any page that contained the Facebook Fan Box iframe code. Especially during the evenings when everyone else in the world AND their mother was on Facebook playing Farmville and asking ME to join them. I wanted nothing of it, and I didn't want my website to suffer the consequences. So after some research, I wrote up this plugin.
Now, you have got to give credit where credit is due, so I must say that this plugin is a WordPress adaptation / implementation of code inspired from my reading of this post by Aaron Saray.. It isn't cut and paste, but this code is based off of his code.
Check the post on this plugin over at our site, Electric Easel, for instructions, updates, and other news.
Features: * Reduce page load time on pages that would normally contain your iframe or FBML code * Shortcode for embedding into a page * FB Cache Widget (Default 240px wide) * Manual Cache Refresh
A few notes about this plugin: * This does not cache images locally. It only caches the generated HTML of the initial frame cURL call. Images are still pulled from Facebook. (Fixed in v 1.4) * This plugin requires PHP5 and cURL to be enabled on your server.