Add the name of your box. For the time being, we will make it Image only.
Make it the Landing Page Click “Edit Page” and change the default Tab to Welcome
More Landing Pages Every new user will see the welcome tab first. This is your chance to convert a visitor into your regular user. Put interesting content, so they click “LIKE” and become a fan. You can create more interactive Fan Pages with HTML and other functionalities, but that requires additional knowledge.. Check out this article “All you need to know about Facebook’s Static FBML App” http://www.hyperarts.com/blog/facebook-static-fbml-faq-tutorial/
STEP 5: ADD WIDGET Add the Facebook widget (Like Box) to your sidebar http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like-box
Add the Fan Box in WordPress Click Get Code, and paste it in your sidebar.php file. Anywhere you like. You can also use one of the these plugins: Simple Facebook Connect(http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-facebook-connect/) Facebook Fan Box(http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-fan-box/)
STEP 6: PROMOTE Ask your facebook friends to LIKE your page. Ask your twitter followers to LIKE your page. Never go to other Facebook Fan Pages and LINK to your own fan page.
Positive Reinforcement This shows up in the home feed for all of my friends. Lets say you got 100 people to like your page. If 1 person has 200 friends, then your maximum reach is 20,000 people.
Facebook Like Button These are the people that your user is friend with.
The Good Part Direct Link to your Site Link to your Fan Page Update/Link
How to Add the Facebook Like Button Add the following code in your single.php file inside your post loop. Preferably above <?phpthe_content(); ?> <iframesrc="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=<?php echo urlencode(get_permalink($post->ID)); ?>&layout=standard&show_faces=false&width=450&action=like&colorscheme=light" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:450px; height:60px;"></iframe> Additional Resources: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-add-facebook-like-button-in-wordpress/ http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like
Result of the Like Button We used to receive around 2.5k visits from Facebook previously. This is a HUGE INCREASE!!!
Special Greeting Message Display a custom greeting message to your Facebook users. You can use plugins like: WP-Greet-Box http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-greet-box/
Integrate Facebook Comments in WordPress Unfortunately, this functionality does not work anymore. There was a plugin that used to do it easily called “Facebook Comments”.
Simple Facebook Connect One plugin that does it all http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-facebook-connect/- Thanks to Otto
Connect with Facebook in Comments Alternatively, you can use Disqus or Intensedebate. Much more advanced comment platforms the facebookconnect and other options.
Facebook Live Streams Share Real Time Comments. Great for live events / confernces / speeches / webcasts. Almost like a Chat box on Justin.tv (except less nonsense) and more advantage. http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/live-stream
Facebook Share Link Add the following code in your WordPress Theme file inside the loop: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=<?php the_permalink(); ?>&t=<?phpthe_title(); ?>" target="blank"><imgsrc="<?phpbloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/images/facebook.png" alt="Share this article on Facebook" /></a> Upload a facebook icon in your WordPress theme’s image folder, and you are good to go.
WPBookPlugin We will be using the WordPressplugin called WPBook. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpbook/ Download / Activate this plugin. This plugin enable you to use Facebook as a feed reader where users can share the links and comment from facebook. All comments are stored in your blog’s server. Example: http://apps.facebook.com/wpbeginner/
Step 1: Create an Application http://www.facebook.com/developers/
Once you click on that, you will see a screen like below. Select a name and agree to TOS.
Step 2: Configuration Add your Application Name, Description, and Favicon. Save your Application ID, API, and Secret Key.
Post Authorize URL will be your site’s URL. Ex: http://www.wpbeginner.com/
Canvas URL Pick your Application page name. Also select your Canvas Callback URL. (This will be your site URL).
WPBook Settings Enter API Key Secret Key Canvas Page URL And modify any setting that you feel like.
This is a good alternative for Network Blogs Your users can now add your application in their profile page. Any activity they do within your application will be posted on their feed.
Who am I? How to Reach me? SyedBalkhi Founder of WPBeginner.com CEO of Uzzz Productions (uzzz.net) Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @wpbeginner / @syedbalkhi Facebook: http://facebook.com/wpbeginner