Returns your Facebook Fan Count (now likes). Reduces the Facebook Graph API calls by updating hourly and serving a database cached result in between.
Returns a database stored Facebook Fan Count in plain text or number format. Reduces the Facebook Graph API calls by only updating the fan count hourly and serving a database cached result in between. The account you're attempting to get a "Fan Count" from must be a page you can become a fan of. Regular account ID's for non-fan pages will return a zero result.
You can use the function
<?php fan_count( $id, $default, $echo, $format ); ?> in your theme files. The following is an explanation of the parameters the function excepts.
For example, if I was Psdtuts+ and wanted to echo out a fan count that had a fallback or default fan count in the unlikely event nothing is stored in the database or there is a weird zero result returned, I would do the follow.
<?php fan_count( 'psdtuts', 15000 ); ?>
If I wanted to save the count to a variable as a plain integer that I could add to another count or something similar I would do this.
<?php $fan_count = fan_count( 'psdtuts', 15000, false, false ); ?>
If I wanted to echo a formatted count form an array of $ids with a fallback, I would do this.
<?php fan_count( array( 'psdtuts', 'nettuts' ), 15000 ); ?>