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How To Add A Facebook Page Plugin To WordPress

The Facebook page plugin (or like box as it used to be called) is a way to showbcase your Facebook page on your website away from Facebook itself.

In today’s video tutorial I am going to show you how to add the plugin into your site. The facebook page plugin is some code that needs to be ibntegrated and not a plugin int he WordPress sense.

The page you need to visit to grab your code is:

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/page-plugin

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4 Responses to “How To Add A Facebook Page Plugin To WordPress”

  1. Carolyn November 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    Neil, It’s great to hear your speaking voice! Thanks for the tutorial. You are always coming up with great ideas and content for your followers.

  2. Moni November 4, 2016 at 10:07 pm #

    I always use iframes and these kind of codes if possible (e.g. for Google Maps, too), instead of plugins, because I prefer to keep the number of the plugins used on my clients’ website as low as possible. So I use this method for years and I’m happy that you prefer the same, Neil.

    But let me add this: if you modify the header.php of your theme, you have to do the modification again if your theme will have an update. Instead of that, you can use a code insert plugin (e.g. Head & Footer Code), or just simply add the header code to a text widget as well – it’s also a good place, even if not right after the opening body tag.

    • Neil Matthews November 5, 2016 at 9:55 am #

      Hi Moni

      This is not a plugin in the WordPress sense of the word the terminology is a bit confusing

      I’m not a fan of iframes because of the unpredictable way things are displayed

      I did mean to mention using a child theme in he video but forgot

      • Moni November 5, 2016 at 11:01 am #

        Hi Neil,

        I also meant WP plugins (I know the Facebook Page is not) and I also use these FB codes. Sorry if it was ambiguous.

        Yes, child theme is a great way, too.

        Do you think that even a Google Map iframe can cause problems? And sometimes I have to insert other codes, too, like third party marketing software subscribe forms with iframe, no problem so far.

        Do you have any suggestions what to look for if I need to use iframes?

        Thanks