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The Want App


Create a ‘Want’ button that drives traffic and sales by automagically linking to a social wishlist on the Facebook Timeline.

You already know that when a customer doesn’t buy something now, there’s a good chance they’ll never come back. By installing the button on your site, you help your customer to remember the item they were looking at, their Facebook friends see the item they wanted and we drive them all back to your site. Can’t say fairer than that!

By inserting just one line of code into a page, post, or template you can integrate The Want App on your site to allow your visitors to automagically add items to their Want list on Facebook.

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  • The Want button can be used in a variety of sites and for a whole range of products, services, and events!
  • In-Timeline snapshot of a user's Want list, right in the profile for all friends to see and click through!


Setting up The Want App on your site is super simple.

  1. Upload the thewantapp.php file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Wherever you want the button to appear, place the following shortcode structure into the post or page content, or into your template code: [thewantapp url=”<item url>” image=”<image url>” title=”<item title>“]
  4. Add an optional theme parameter (theme=”<theme>) to change the look of the button.
  5. Replace the <...> parts with your specific data, following these guidelines:
  • The url parameter refers to the full, public internet location (starting with http://) for the page of whatever the user will ‘Want.’ It can be the same page or an external page.

  • The image parameter refers to the full, public internet location (starting with http://) for the image of whatever the user will ‘Want.’ Recommended minimum dimensions for the image are 100×100.

  • The title parameter refers to the name of whatever the user will ‘Want.’

  • The theme parameter changes how the button looks. This field can be left out and default to ‘light’. Possible values are light, dark, light-box, and dark-box. Dimensions of the light and dark themes are 90×20, while light-box and dark-box are 51×62.

Note: you do not need to url-encode any of the parameters. The plugin handles that for you.


Do I need to register a new account somewhere to integrate this button?

No! Just insert the shortcode with the proper values and you’re done!

What about my visitors? Will they need to register somewhere?

If they have a Facebook account (and it’s more than likely that they will) then all that they will need to do is authorise the app the first time the click on the button. That’s all!

Do I absolutely need an image url in the shortcode parameters?

Yes, for now the image url is required. This is the image that the visitor will see in The Want App’s overlay.

Contributors & Developers

“The Want App” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Changed API location to a separate subdomain.


  • Added button themes. Possible values for the theme parameter in the shortcode are light, dark, light-box, and dark-box. See the Installation section for more information.


  • Plugin Released