WD Spider Facebook


Connect your WordPress website with Facebook by help of this Free plugin.

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Spider Facebook
User Manual

Spider Facebook is a well-equipped tool to integrate your website with Facebook. The product package contains a large number of widgets and plugins to make your website more social. Using it you will be able to add not only Like/Share and Registration buttons, but also Facepile, comment box and etc.

This WordPress plugin comes with Open Graph Integration, so that the shared pages/posts can be fully customized, including title, image and other content. This tool is user-friendly and comes with a detailed documentation for an easier installation and use.

The options for the Facebook buttons are enhanced allowing the user to define some of its design and location. There is also a possibility of displaying count boxes next to some of the buttons wherever needed.

Using it you will be able to add not only Like/Share and Registration buttons, but also Facepile, Activity Feed and etc.

Using Facebook comments you will be able to regulate your comments and avoid spam from WordPress spam bots.

Activity Feed will allow displaying the activity of the specific page, e.g. comments and likes in the page.

Facepile images are displayed only when the user has already liked the page. Otherwise it will display only the number of likes for the page.

Upgrade to Pro version to add features:

  • LinkedIn Share, Tweet, Google Plus recommendation and Facebook like
  • LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, and Facebook social widgets
  • Login Button which also contains the profile pictures of the user’s Facebook friends who have signed up for your website
  • Register button.

In addition to the social integration widgets, the plugin allows having registration possibility with Facebook, which is one of the most common features for the high-end websites (commercial version).

Multiple registration possibilities (auto registration, username and password, as well as username/password and Captcha). (commercial version)


If you think you found a bug or have any question concerning the plugin, please check out Support Forum in our website. If you do not find a solution here, do not hesitate to contact us at info@web-dorado.com.


  • Spider Facebook - Social networks
  • Spider Facebook - All social buttons
  • Spider Facebook - Add a Facebook
  • Spider Facebook - Likebox
  • Spider Facebook - Social networks
  • Spider Facebook - Comments
  • Spider Facebook - Share button


Thank you for your interest in Spider Facebook.

Minimum requirements:

  • WordPress 3.4+
  • PHP 5.x
  • MySQL 5.x

After downloading the ZIP file
1. Login to your WordPress site administrator panel and head over the ‘Plugins’ menu
2. Click ‘Add New’
3. Choose the ‘Upload’ option
4. Click Choose file (Browse) and select the zip file.
For Mac Users
Go to your Downloads folder and locate the folder with the Spider Facebook. Right-click on the folder and select Compress. Now you have a newly created .zip file which can be installed as described here.
5. Click Install Now button.
6. Once it is complete, activate the plugin.

Once the plugin is activated, you’ll notice a menu on the left called Spider Facebook.
If any problem occurs with the plugin, please contact us info@web-dorado.com.


How can I update Spider Facebook plugin?

If you want to update the facebook plugin while preserving your existing data, you need to deactivate and delete the Spider Facebook from the list of installed plugins (Do not uninstall it using the Uninstall Spider Facebook option of the plugin, otherwise you will lose your initial data) and install the new plugin.

Where can I configure Facebook social plugins to my website?

From the navigation bar on the left select Spider Facebook > Manage Facebook.
On the upper left hand of the screen click on the Add a Facebook Plugin button.

Title. Specify a title for the plugin to be able to identify the plugin in back-end.
Publish. Choose whether to publish the plugin or not.
Rendering. Choose how to render the plugin. IFRAME does not allow adding a Send Button.The URL option allows placing a link that redirects to a page with the plugin. Specify the link title in the Link text field, as well as the new page Target.
Type of URL. By default, the plugin refers to the current page, but it is possible to link it to a different page by choosing the URL option and filling out the Url field.
App ID. Enter your Facebook Application ID.
Width. Specify the width (in pixels) of the plugin container.
Button Label. Choose the button label.
Show Send Button. Choose whether to place a Send button next to the Like button or not.
Show Page Fans. Choose whether to show Page Fans or not.
Layout style. Select a layout style for the plugin.
Background color. Choose a background color for the plugin container.
Color Scheme. Select the color scheme of the plugin.
Font. Choose the text font of the plugin.
Language Preference.
* Custom. Select the plugin language.
* Current. Adjusts to the language of the website.

How can I place the social plugins on front-end?

Edit the social plugin you wish to publish and find the following options.

All Posts. This adds the plugin to all the posts on the website.

Default image for Posts. When a user likes apost, the activity, along with the post description, appears on his/her Facebook wall. This option allows providing a default image that will accompany all the posts liked by the users.

Posts. Choose the posts to which you want to add the plugin. The following META tags allow you to customize the appearance of the chosen post on the user’s wall. Note that certain META tags are filled out automatically, but you can edit them.

  • Title. The title of the post.
  • Type. The source website will be categorized by the chosen type.
  • URL. For providing a canonical address for the post.
  • Image. The image accompanying the published post.
  • Site Name. For specifying a name for your website.
  • Description. For providing a description for the post.
  • Admin ID. You can fill out the Admin ID of your Facebook page to connect the published post to the page.

Vertical Position. Choose whether to place the plugin at the top or at the bottom of the post.

On all pages. Adds the plugin to all the pages on the website.

Default image for pages. Provide a default image for all the pages.
Pages. Choose the pages to which you want to add the plugin. The following META tags allow you to customize the appearance of the chosen pages on the user’s wall.
Vertical Position. Choose whether to place the plugin at the top or at the bottom.
Style. Here you can customize certain style options. Simply change the values of the parameters that are listed in the box.
Add to Tag. Add the code (ONLY ONCE) to the tag of your template’s index.php file (templates/your_template/index.php).

Can I insert a shortcode of social plugins into pages or posts?

Open the page/post where you want to publish the Facebook plugin.
Click on the Spider Facebook button.

Select the Facebook plugin you want to insert and click on the Insert button. You can also edit the META tags in the Spider Facebook section at the bottom of the page. Note that these META tags have a higher priority than the ones on the Facebook plugin parameters page.

Alternatively, you can manually insert the Facebook plugin shortcode into the post/page. Simply copy [spider_facebook id=”N”] into the page/post. “N” is the ID of the plugin and can be found in the Manage Facebook section of Spider Facebook.

How can I create a Facebook App?

Go to the Facebook Developers Apps page, and sign in with your Facebook username and password. If you are new to Facebook Developers, you will see a “Register a Developer Account” button. Follow the steps to create a free developer account on Facebook.

Click the register button. Once you’ve read the Facebook Platform Policies, click on the “Continue” button. Clicking the “Continue” button implies that you agree to the Facebook Platform Policies.

If your Facebook account is unverified, you may be asked to verify your account (by mobile or credit card number).
You might also need to pass a Captcha security check. Click on the “Submit” button after providing the Captcha code.
After signing in, click on the “Create New App” button.
Specify a name for the application in the “App Name” field. It is recommended to use your site name. Leave the remaining fields blank.
You should now be on the Basic (Basic Settings) page for your app, where the App Name you had provided in Step 6 is displayed in the “Display Name” field. Check if the name and the contact email address are correct. Now, proceed to the “App Domains” field.
Type in your domain name in the “App Domains” field (e.g. example.com, without ‘www’ or ‘http://’).

Next, scroll down to the “Select how your app integrates with Facebook” section of the Basic page, and click “Website with Facebook Login.” This section will expand to show a “Site URL” field.
Enter your site URL in the “Site URL” field (e.g. http://www.example.com ).

Click on the “Save Changes” button.

Final step: Copy your Facebook App ID. To find the App ID, from the navigation menu on the left hand of the page click “Settings” and select “Basic”, which will take you to the Basic Settings page. Your Facebook App ID will appear beside the “App ID” field, located on the top of the page. Paste the App ID into App ID field of the Spider Facebook’s admin page.


Great Now it;s working

Smashing plugin although not one for beginners. The Web Dorado team were great at helping me get this set up (I bought the plugin) and it works just fine for what I need. Thank you

Superbe extension !

Oui, cette extension est superbement bien conçu. Merci au concepteur. Je regrette qu'une chose, c'est que le texte qui indique ceux qui aiment ne sois plus traduit en français. Extension très pratique. Merci

Thx, it is really great

Spider facebook is really cool!!! Hey, web dorado team thank u for a advanced product. Telling the truth, my friends think that I work for your company, cause I advice all of them to check and use your products. By the way, it would be nice to work for a company like web dorado!

Great plugin!

Great plugin! It has all the social integration features that a modern site needs. No need to download 100 plugins to integrate the website with facebook. I’m using this free version on my site and considering to buy the pro version soon for one of my client’s sites.

Super useful tool

Have been looking for this kind of tool for quite long time. Very useful, not expensive and reliable! Thank you guys!

Spider Facebook is great

Very interesting and simply great tool for WordPress website. All necessary social plugins are available. Simple in use and works without any difficulties and problems.
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Fixed: Security issue


Changed: Compability with WordPress 4.3


security issue fixed


change shortcode


bug fixed on wp 3.9 editor


Initial version