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Basic Facebook Social Plugins


This plugin is used to quickly add basic Facebook Social plugin features. Basic here means the features using iframe and does not use the SDK (XFBML) / JavaScript. The recommendations, activity and like box features are provided as widgets.

This plugin is a very simple plugin to embed :

  • “like” button at the end of your articles/blog posts
  • activity feed as a widget
  • recommendations as a widget
  • Like box as a widget

You can add these cool features with minimal effort.

Most configuration parameters are self-explanatory, but Domain Override simply means you want to display information about another domain instead of where the widgets are hosted.

WARNING: Facebook changes might break this plugin any time.


  1. Make a directory facebook-social-plugins under /wp-content/plugins/
  2. Upload facebook-social-plugins.php to the /wp-content/plugins/facebook-social-plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Like buttons are automatically added at the bottom of posts once enabled in the Settings page
  5. Use your ‘Presentation’/’Widgets’ settings to drag Activity Feed and Recommendations widgets.

Or, you can use the ‘Plugins’: ‘Add New’ feature in WordPress.

Contributors & Developers

“Basic Facebook Social Plugins” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • 1.0: Initial version
  • 1.1: Support multiple instances and moved widget settings to widget page
  • 1.2: Added support for Like Box
  • 1.3: Added option for like button height (default to 25px), and moved advanced CSS to header