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This plugin adds a Like-Button wherever you want on your blog. Before or after the content as well as a sidebar-widget. And many more!

Version 4.5.2

  • Major Bugfix: Google-Crawling Bug was totally fixed!

Version 4.5.1

  • I am verry sorry for any inconvenience you got from the latest update(s). I am working on a fix and this bugfix patches the Google Problem. I am sorry though for any problems. ./Stefan

Version 4.5

  • IMPORTANT: PLEASE BACKUP YOUR DATABASE FIRST BEFORE YOU UPDATE -> there is no way to downgrade this Plugin after the Update so please backup your data!
  • How-To-Downgrade: if something went wrong you can restore your Database (if you made a backup before the update) and restore the plugin ( is still available in the Repo)
  • Important: min. WordPress-Installation is now [v3.x]
  • Important: it is now required to provide a valid App-ID
  • New: Quick Installation Page to make it even easier and faster to use/install the Like-Button
  • New: Feed-Links open now in a Fancybox so you can stay on the Plugin-Site while reading some help files
  • New-Design: new Backend-Design for all Like-Pages
  • New-Design: optimized for Smartphones and smaller Screens
  • New: You can now also add other Buttons more easily (visit the Expert-Mode Site) like +1, Tweet Button, Digg, StumbleUpon and more
  • New: Incompatible Plugin and Bug-List Sidebar-Box @the Backend (live Update)
  • New: Social Button Analysis now available for all your posts/pages (visit the All Post/Page Pages for more information) [Wp 3.0+]
  • New-Security: Role and Capability implemented to choose the required level to access the backend pages - default: administrator [WP 3.0+]
  • New: it is now possible to deactivate the Message-Output after an installation/update/... of the Plugin (Settings-Page)
  • New-Widget: it is now also possible to choose the language for the Like-Button Widget
  • New-Priority-Setting: you can now set the Priority of the Like-Button-Plugin-For-Wordpress Output relative to other plugins you use (Settings-Page)
  • New-GBCleaner: totally rewritten GBCleaner and GBWidgetCleaner to prevent bugs and update all Plugin-Options
  • New-Message: Infomessage after you update the Plugin right on the 'Installed Plugins'-Site
  • New-Preview: it is now also possible to see a XFBML-Preview (General-Page)
  • New: Google Analytics Social Tracking is now implemented too (currently it is always enabled)
  • New-Development: Important Functions now log errors and success messages in the debug.log-file (if WP_DEBUG = true)
  • New Shortcode&Template: layout, div, xfbml, besidebutton, class Options
  • New-FAQ&Tutorial: you can now access a Guider if you enter the GET-Variable: '?fbguide=true' or hit on the black ?-Button
  • Language: Updated Translation
  • Request: it is now possible to choose if the 'Featured Image' is activated all the time (works only for newer posts after this update)
  • Request: it is now possible to add a Side-Specific Button beside the Post-Specific (visit the Expert-Mode-Site)
  • Request: you can now add a 'Custom Channel URL' - More Information
  • Request (Meta): Image-Order is now fixed and fully established: featured, specific, default image --> according to your settings
  • Design: Complete new Backend-Design
  • Design: small menu-changes (title, order,...), better tabs-menu and other some smaller changes
  • Design: new GB-World Page Design and new Plugin-Info-Box Design
  • Design: new 'Jump to the top' Button
  • Design/Performance: 'Loading'-Images added
  • FAQ: complete FAQ overhauled
  • FAQ: YouTube-Videos instead of the Facebook Videos implemented
  • Dashboard: StumbleUpon Widget added, Recommendation Feed removed and some other changes
  • Performance: optimized for WordPress 3.2
  • Performance: Backend loads faster and used the WP jQuery-files instead of the files provided by Google [WP 3.2+ recommended]
  • Performance: Twitter-like Notification on several BackEnd-Pages for several actions
  • Performance: better and faster loading of the several Like-Buttons because of an optimized JDK-Library Output on the Frontend
  • Security-Update: check if current user can save something (QuickEdit, Post/Page Widget and Admin-Menu)
  • Bugfix: Default-Value for the position of the Button added to prevent the 'Hidden Content'-Bug (default value: after-content)
  • Bugfix: the Footer-File (Backend) was loaded twice
  • Bugfix: the meta-tags now strip all html-tags of the meta-tag content
  • Bugfix: BugTracker Feed was not visible and working anymore
  • Bugfix: OpenGraph-Image preview is now implemented complete and without any jQuery errors
  • Bugfix: new Image-Tag Outputorder (Default - Specific - Featured)
  • Bugfix: it is now also possible to add/use pictures with https://
  • Bugfix: hidden content when position of the Like Button was not set
  • Bugfix: some new jQuery code implemented to provide a stable backend
  • Bugfix: Excerpt, Title and Site-Name now do not longer show tags (strip_tags)
  • Bugfix: additional Code beside the Like Button was not inside the div-tags
  • Bugfix: Template-Function now supports the Style-Attribute correct
  • Bugfix: no bugs anymore if a option is not set and you hit the Save-Button (foreach error fixed)
  • Bugfix: br-Output before and after the LikeButton was missing sometimes
  • Bugfix: Many PHP-Bugfixes in the Backend
  • Coding: updating class-snoopy.php to http.php
  • Coding:
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  • Obsolete: jQuery script inside the plugin directory out of use
  • Obsolete: currently the Supporter-Section (Sidebar) is not available anymore
  • Obsolete: Shortcode-Only Mode is now available via the Settings-Page and not via the General-Page
  • Important: No support anymore for Plugins below [v4.5] though to the amount of changes since this version


  • Patchversion: patched Generate-File and new Output of the (XFBML) Like Button (based on IDEEcon)
  • Notice: Please add an App-ID (OpenGraph-Page) to prevent Bugs with the Like Button: Get an App-ID


  • Short Update to fix the Problem that causes no Like-Counts when you hit the Button
  • Important: it is now a must have to enter a valid App-ID! Please enter a valid App-ID if you do not already have one!
  • Problems with the WordPress-Repo: This was causing the Updates from [v4.4.4.1] to [v4.4.4.3]
  • Patchversion [v4.]: it patches the Generate-File which includes a performance increase and other smaller patches

Version 4.4.4

  • New: Admin-Bar Menu with many options you can set right from the frontend of your blog (WP 3.1+)
  • New: new and fully integrated Template-Function now available (WP 3.1+)
  • New: The Widget on the Edit-Pages can disable/enable the Template-Button if you like/need it (Pages, Posts)
  • New: TinyMCE Button now fully supports all the required Shortcode Options and live Preview
  • New: W3C-Validaded Code - it is now possible to choose if you want to optimize the Output to valided your page correctly (Expert-Mode Site)
  • New: Optimized and even more settings for the type and default image tag
  • Warning-System: New Warning if you enter a non-supported image-URL
  • OpenGraph: The image-tags are only visible in the source code if you enter a supported image-file (png, jpg, jpeg, gif)
  • Help: Due to many problems with the image tag I expand the Info-Text to answer FAQs right above the Inputbox
  • Update: new Screenshots added with a new description
  • Update: totally rewritten FAQ-Section for the Plugin-Page on WordPress.org
  • Coding (Beta): to prevent and test a new way of adding the Like Button to the Content I changed AddAction to ApplyFilter (More Information)
  • BugFix: Title-Meta-Tag was not visible on other pages like archive and category
  • BugFix: The Image-Tag was sometimes not working on other pages than post/page.
  • BugFix: if the Default image was not set no image appeared at all
  • BugFix: Option send now fully integrated and should be added automatically (Check Expert-Mode)
  • BugFix: sometimes the Post-Specific Options disapeared after you edit something and save the post/page again
  • BugReports-Fix: 0000065, 0000054, 0000062, 0000068, 0000067, 0000053
  • Disabled: Send-Function now deactivated for the iFrame Version because Facebook does not support send for the iFrame Button
  • Information: Currently it seems that Facebook has several problems with the XFBML-Button. Sometimes it does not appear even if it works in the past! Please be patient until Facebook fixes this! Thanks.


  • New: Implement the new Send Button if you using the XFBML Like Button (iFrame also but Facebook recommends the XFBML-Button)
  • New: Facebook URL Linter Link on every Edit-Page (post and page)
  • Bugfix: the iFrame Version does now also support the language you choose
  • OpenGraph: displays now the WP-Title of the current Category/Archive for the title-tag (more dynamic soon)
  • JavaScript: Generator-File Update
  • Coding: the new default value of height/width is 100/250px


  • New: Due to a request I added the function to deactivate the default image if you like (Edit-Pages)
  • Bugfix: Featured Image Support now only with WP 2.9+ and if your template supports thumbnails
  • Bugfix: new Query to check if the current theme supports thumbnails


  • Bugfix: the new OpenGraph Option was accidently shown in the sourcecode
  • Bugfix: Post-Title-Value was taken on Category and Archive Pages -> currently you can not set which value this two sites have but it will be available soon
  • Bugfix: Meta-Tags were sometimes disabled
  • Bugfix: The featured image option is not set true by default anymore
  • Bugfix: Some Post-Specific Options (on the Edit-Pages) were not changeable


  • Bugfix: OpenGraph was not activated by default after the update


  • New: Featured Image Option - Notice: all posts/pages before this update have the featured image option deactivated to prevent bugs or incompability
  • New: You can now deactivate the Meta-Tags for posts/pages if you want to on the Edit-Pages.
  • Notice: featured image is set by default if you add a new post/page
  • New: You can choose up to 3 images including the default one of the blog and the featured and specific image of each post/page.
  • New: It is now possible to deactivate the Meta-Output of the Plugin
  • New: You can now add something (code, other button, links, images and more) beside the Button (left or right) (WP3.+ required)
  • New: You can now also add the Activity-Feed-Box to your Sidebar (new Widget)
  • Bugfix: some people below WP3.0 had problems with some new functions
  • Bugfix: Tooltips did not work on several pages ( including the edit pages of pages/posts)
  • Coding: page=fb-like-beta page is now available at page=fb-like-expert
  • Widget-Fix: it was not possible to choose 'Recommend' it is now fixed
  • Widget-Design: more space for the ref-attribute
  • Widget-Menu-Design: new Widget-Backend CSS based Design to show the identity of the Plugin
  • Dasboard-Design: Fixed the unwanted overflow depending on the Screensize of your monitor/smartphone
  • GB-World-Page: Feed-URL Update (because we switched to FeedBurner: http://feeds.feedburner.com/GBWorldnet)
  • Message-Update: Updated Message Output after you update to this version

Version 4.4.3

  • Design: We optimized the OpenGraph Page to keep it more simple
  • Bugfix: We optimized the Save-Process
  • New: We added a from new option which lets you deactivate the description tag
  • FAQ: new video added from our Facebook Fanpage to the FAQ Page

Version 4.4.2

  • jQuery: The conflict with Disqus is now fixed
  • GBCleaner: we updated and improve its functionality
  • Bugfix: The output of the Like Button was not correct (before or after the content)
  • Bugfix: We updated the Warning-System because the messages won't hide when everything is ok. But you still have to refresh to update the Messages
  • New: on the 'Expert-Mode' page you can now take a look at all your settings. They are listed in a textarea to help finding bugs
  • New: 'Reset Options' Tool on the 'Settings' Page

Version 4.4

  • New: We implemented the GB-Warning-System again after it was disabled since [v4.2]. It is now better, cleaner and even more detailed/helpful
  • New: Completly new Message-System to keep you up-to-date and help you to install/update the Plugin without any problems
  • Design: new 'Settings-Saved' Message Design
  • Design: new Admin-Menu Icon (Facebook Logo)
  • Design: Some Info-Text was changed and deleted or added
  • Design: PayPal-Box was modified and updated
  • Language: fully updated German-Language-File
  • Help: After we noticed that a lof of people did not set the height of the Button and were suprised because of the blank space we added a Infomessage to remember everybody to set a height value
  • BugFix: Error-Fix while activating the Plugin (was only visible if you Debug the Blog)
  • Coding: new standards were established to improve the loading speed of the Admin-Pages
  • Coding: changed some variables and backend access coding
  • Coding: many functions/files were completly rewritten to improve the performance and the new plugin-structure
  • jQuery: update to the latest jQuery 1.5 version
  • GB-World: GB-World Page Update (Design and Coding)
  • GB-world-Newsbox: Updated the Links and the Feedreader

Version 4.3.2

  • New: Adding an Update-Message to help you after an Update
  • Feed-Update: new URL for the WordPress-News-Feed
  • Bugfix: Problem when Updating the Plugin was now solved
  • Coding: some problems and mistakes were fixed
  • Coding: If you deactive the Like-Button the Meta-Tags will not be generated anymore for your blog
  • GB-World-Page: Update of the Links and some other settings/code parts
  • FAQ-Page: We added the Tutorial-Videos and also the GB-Wiki and BugTracker-Page
  • Security: required lvl to change any settings is now set as administrator (User-Request)
  • Design: New order of the General Options. Because some user did not find the 'Dynamic Button' Setting
  • Design: Different Position for the Submit-Button
  • OpenGraph-Feature: you are now able to set a type-tag for each type of site (frontpage, post, page) by yourself
  • OpenGraph-update: You have to update your header.php-file according to the description on the AdminPage: xmlns:og="http://ogp.me/ns#"
  • Future-Feature: you'll be able to set many new Pluginsettings soon - But you can already see some of them.
  • others: We updated the text of the readme-file

Version 4.3.1

  • Coding: There was an Error when you tried to save an option - fixed!
  • Coding: Some other Changes with the Plugin-Options -> Tip: Run the GB-Cleaner after the update!

Version 4.3

  • Design: Complete Redesign of the Plugin
  • Coding: Performance-Update
  • Coding: jQuery-Problem is now solved (nonConflict)
  • and some other smaller BugFixes/Updates/Changes


  • BugFix: one function was not up-to-date and it causes some error with the output if you activate (before/after the footer)

Version 4.2.5

  • Feature: you can now hide the Like-Button on every page/post you want more easily. Just check the new Checkbox when you create a new post or page.
  • Feature: you can now easily add some css-style within the new css-box (only available with the jquery-based-Design)
  • Coding: change the default height-value to 250px if it is not set
  • BugFix: the og-type-tag is now working again
  • Fix: fixed some spelling and text mistakes
  • Widget: a new Widget is available: Recommendations. You can now add a Recommendation-Box to your Sidebar with the new Widget
  • Design: little bugfix on the Settings-Page
  • Future: we will change the design and structure of the Settings-Page with the next update (no tabs, no jQuery)
  • FAQ: new explanation for the URL-Setting at the Like-Button-Generator-Section
  • BugFix: the excerpt was not shown correctly (thx to Nicole Simon)
  • Coding: add a link to the header.php-File

Version 4.2.4

  • Feature: it is now possible to add a different fb-image for every post/page of your site
  • BugFix: the problem with the 'undefined ajaxurl' is now resolved (finally)
  • BugFix (Meta-Tags): the 'url'-Tag was not listed on every page - now fixed
  • Added: now also a category-page has its own description-tag. This tag will use the description of the shown category you defined in the admin-menu.
  • Shortcode: The Shortcode can now also have attributes (url) which lets you easily choose which url will be "liked" with a Shortcode-Button
  • Post/Page-Editor: you can now easily add the Shortcode with a new TinyMCE-Button

Version 4.2.3

  • Coding: the Like-Button won't appear on 404-Pages any more
  • FAQ: Adding the Information that you can also like Facebook Pages and Applications
  • Dashboard: Updating the Dashboard-Widget
  • Facebook Like Button Update: box_count is now also available
  • Bugfix Open-Graph: og:type should be article on posts. everything except posts will have your choosen type. posts will allways have 'article' as og:type-tag value
  • Bugfix Open-Graph: og:image -> problem should no be solved!
  • Coding: Performance-Update at the Meta-Output
  • Widget: Adding a Facebook-Recommendation-Widget
  • Widget-Coding: Updating the code and the Description at the Widget-Page

Version 4.2.2

  • GB: some small fixes

Version 4.2.1

  • Plugin: We used the plugin 'Changelogger' as a plugin in our plugin.
  • Info: Adding some more information for the AppID-Tag
  • Bugfix: page_id-MetaTag
  • new Feature: now there is also a new dashboard-widget with your blog-recommendations available (Dahsboard)
  • Codefix: adding the 'height'-Option at the end of the src-attribute of the iFrame-Version (all Like-Buttons)
  • Codefix: adding the 'height'-Option at the end of the src-attribute of the iFrame-Version (Sidebar-Widget)
  • Code: some code-update on the Meta-Section (jQuery-based Design)
  • FAQ: Update the FAQ with the "Meta-Tag App-ID"-Description
  • Feature: now the Description-Meta-Tag is more individual for every post/page
  • Bug-Fix: undefined ajaxurl (on the Option-Page as well as on the GB-World-Page
  • Bug-Fix: XFBML-Modification was not showing up correctly
  • Feature: now you can use the Shortcode-Only if you just need the Like-Button sometimes
  • Bug-Fix: the old design had some problems if you deactivate the jQuery-Design - is now fixed. But please reload the page if you de/activate jQuery
  • GB: Introducing Google-Analytics
  • Design: some small css-fixes and changes

Version 4.2

  • you can now deactivate or activate the FavIcon on the Option-Page
  • active textboxes have no a different background
  • now you can press Enter to save the Settings
  • coding-Updates
  • js-files Update
  • js and css-files are now compressed to reduce space
  • you can now activate or deacitvate the jQuery-based Option-Page (will be activated as default at v4.5)
  • introducing the jQuery-Fancybox, Image-Preview and Image-Thumbnails Plugin
  • Official Function-Request: currently you have to exclude all private-pages by your own but we will solve it as soon as possible
  • GB-Warning-System: you can now deactivate the warnings of our Warning-System if you do not like/need them
  • some functions are now disabled if you are offline (not connected to the internet)
  • now we can also launch some votings within the option-page
  • launching the share-button for the plugin
  • little GB-NewsboxUpdate (v3.2)
  • Update GB-Warning-System [v1.2]
  • Bugfixes: GB-Warning-System
  • some new Screenshots
  • language-files update to the latest version

Version 4.1.3

  • default height if the option is unset
  • GB-Warning-System Update v1.0.6
  • little Performence-Update

Version 4.1.2

  • some options were not correctly displayed (only wrong display but they saved the option correctly).
  • css-class infotext is now more detailed

Version 4.1.1

  • some small bugfixes. sorry for any issues caused by that bugs.

Version 4.1

  • new design
  • introducing the css-function - Sidebar-Widget and Like-Button
  • some text changes and some options are now in the FB-Button-Settings-Box
  • BugTracker-Link was broken -> fixed
  • now you can choose how many
    s you wanna have before or after the Like Button
  • adding the 'page_id' meta tag
  • GB-Warning-System-Update [v1.0.5]

Version 4.0

  • WP3.0 Compatibility
  • Infopage-Update
    • GB-World-Plugin-List Update: new algorithm to find the installed gb-world-plugins
    • Performance Update
    • CSS-Update
    • GB-Newsbox-Update 3.1
  • Security Update
  • Traffic-Reduction
  • Settingspage
    • Update some text and information
    • Metatags-update ** Infotext about the image-meta
    • the Like-Button-Position can now be before, after or before and after the content
    • the Like-Button can now also be displayed at the archive-page of your theme (sometimes it depends on the theme if it works - please report any errors and the name of the theme were the error occurs)
  • More Stability
  • Introducing our new BugTracker-System
    • Introduction of the BugTracker-Link
    • Show the latest Bug-Reports of the Plugin on the Option-Page
  • Introducing the REF-Option
    • Introducing the FB-Analytics-Box
  • introducing a Warning-System [v1.0]
    • currently only for the Option-Page and not for the Widget
  • introducing the new GB-World-Ad-System [v1.0]
    • now you can advertise on our plugin-option-page (see more on the Option-Page in your WordPress-Backend-Menu
  • introducing a new GB-Cleaner
    • this new tool cleanes senseless options of older versions of this plugin
  • Updating the Sidebar-Widget
    • Add the Ref-Option
    • Meta-Tags are now also available if you only use the Sidebar-Widget
  • Introducing a Facebook-Like-Box of GB-World.net
  • fixing more than 100-200 coding lines
  • Update the FAQ
  • language file updated
  • better information about the -Attributes you have to add if you use XFBML

Version 3.1

  • We have added some new information to the FAQ on the Option-Page and much easier explanations for all of our plugin-users
  • Now 'Categories' can also display the Like-Button - and you can also exclude categories
  • We changed some text on the Option-Page
  • Update the Info-Page to v1.1: Bugfixes and it now dispalys all of the installed GB-World-Plugins
  • some Bugfixes and new functions for the Meta-Tags:
  • the Description-Meta-Tag is now dynamic (you can choose more options for this tag)
  • Meta-Tag-Image: Now a little preview is available for the Image you choose (until width=400px)
  • We also changed the Blog-Type-Meta-Tag into a combobox and added tooltips

Version 3.0.1

  • Bugfix: GB-World-Info-Page [v1.0] had a bug -> now it is fixed

Version 3.0

  • Updating the SideBar-Widget with new functions and bugfixes
  • New functions for the Like-Button were added
  • Bugfixes and a performance-update of the executing code
  • Tooltips for some difficult options which need some explanations
  • introducing the GB-World-Info-Page [v1.0]

Version 2.5

  • Bugfix and update speed of the plugin
  • changed all the settings to our new domain: gb-world.net

Version 2.0

  • Updating the GB-Newsbox to v2.5
  • fixed the bug for all IE-Users. They were not able to save any options

Version 1.4.5

  • We introduced the php-function 'urlencode' to ensure that the url for the facebook-button is correct
  • it is now possible to change the language of the fb-button by yourself (only if you use the Java-SDK)
  • We have expendet your Generator with new functions
  • It is now also possible to choose the position of the facebook-button within the content of your page/post (top/bottom)

Version 1.4

  • We finally finished all the work for our 1.3.x-versions. We have tested this new code on a website of us and it works!


  • every Post/Page or even Frontpage will now have a individual Facebook-Like-Button. This is the principal function of a Like-Button. The Like-Buttons are generated automatically after you make one with our Generator.


  • we implemented the fb:like-tag into this plugin. We do not know if all works properly with this new code segment. we need some reports from you if there is a new bug or something else.
  • we know that some domains have a problem with the Java-SDK-Output of our plugin. We do not really know why. We are working on that problem.


  • important bugfix: enabling all functions of the open-graph-protocol and fixing a mistake in the code
  • extending the FAQ

Version 1.3.6

  • some new translations
  • some bugfixes in the background-code

Version 1.3.5

  • fix some bugs.

Version 1.3

  • relase this version to the official WP-Plugin-Repo.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.2.x
Last Updated: 5 years ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


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