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Facebook Simple Like


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Want to boost your Facebook fan page subscription rate? This plugin makes what should be an easy task, but isn’t, an easy one. It enables you to use a shortcode to place a small like button where ever you like without the clutter: stream, faces, count, and all of the other junk that comes with the “fan page like box” ordinarily. Basically, it generates a fan page subscription button that looks identical to the one ordinarily only for sharing a page (as opposed to actually subscribing to the page).


  • Create a like button that resembles the one that normally shares the current page (as opposed to subscribing to fan page).
  • Put the like button where ever you want using the [facebooksimplelike] short code, or an easy-to-use sidebar or footer theme widget.
  • Add the like button to the top or bottom (or both!) of all of your posts and pages with the click of a checkbox on the settings page.
  • Create like buttons for as many different fan page destinations as you like.


  • The simplified Facebook fan page like button (contrast with the ordinary look of the Facebook "like box.")
  • The settings/configuration page for Facebook Simple Like.


  1. Download the plugin

  2. Extract the contents of to wp-content/plugins/ folder. You should get a folder called facebook-simple-like.

  3. Activate the Plugin in WP-Admin.

  4. Go to your settings area and click the “Facebook Simple Like” settings page link, and enter the url for your fan page then you can use a widget in in your theme, or simply the shortcode: [facebooksimplelike]. It’s that simple!


What are the requirements for this plugin?

A recent version of WordPress. The plugin doesn’t do anything too fancy, so it probably runs on older versions too.

Do you do WordPress consultation work?

Absolutely! I’m a Zend Certified PHP 5.3 engineer, and can customize or create WordPress plugins and themes. Visit or email me (see support, below) for more details.


A contact form is available inside the plugin as well as on my website. You may use it to report bugs, give feedback, or otherwise contact me. I’m also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Contributors & Developers

“Facebook Simple Like” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Release


  • Removed the DIR constant to increase reverse compatibility with older versions of PHP. (DIR is PHP 5.3 only. A little too fresh. Oops.)


  • Added a nag notice in the admin area to remind you guys to rate the plugin after you’re done installing it.


  • Added support for like buttons in the widgets area.
  • You can now automatically add like buttons (for your fan page) to the top or bottom (or both) of all of your posts and pages.
  • Added a demo area to the settings page.
  • Fixed bug where multiple like buttons caused things to get weird.
  • You no longer have to provide the profile id! This makes things MUCH easier.


  • Swapped out file_get_contents() with wp_remote_get(). (Thanks, nikolov!)
  • CSS file is now more straightforward, defining border color unnecessary.
  • Removed some code rendered unnecessary.
  • Restructured code to make it somewhat more readable. Read it and send a PR on GitHub!