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Privacy Friendly Facebook


This plugin allows the placement of facebook social plugins in widget areas, that load on user interaction to protect their privacy and speed up page load.

The purpose of lazy loading on user interaction has positive impact on the site performance, also it allows your users to benefit from facebook plugins, like liking your page, yet doesn’t force them to let facebook know, that they are browsing your site.

An inspiration to this has been this plugin:

Supported Facebook Social Plugins:

Right now you can:

  • define the facebook page url
  • choose type of facebook social plugin to load
  • define placeholder
  • define height and width
  • enable/disable: facepile, stream of posts
  • define colours
  • disable click to load

I plan to increase the functionality with:

  • Interpretation of pasted codes, generated by facebooks own plugin generator

The facebook icon, that is showing by default is made by the guys at design deck.

Suggestions are welcome
I’m very open to suggestions at this early stage and would like to hear your input. Write me or contact me through


  • This shows the widget in the backend and the options the user has.
  • This shows the output of the widget in the twenty twelve theme.
  • This shows the output of the widget when the user has clicked the button.
  • This shows the like box instead of the like widget.


  1. Upload the fb_privacy_friendly_plugins directory to /wp-content/plugins/ on your WordPress installation.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to ‘Appearance > Widgets’ to place the Privacy Friendly Facebook Social Plugins Widget in one of your sidebar areas.


Can I have multiple widgets active at the same time?


Will facebook receive any data about my users?

Only if they deliberately load the respective widget or you disable the feature for delaying the load until user interaction.

Contributors & Developers

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





added option to override lazy load



Initial release