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Adding a Facebook "like" button to our home page


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Shouldn't this option be part of the Facebook social media plugin already installed? It would simply mean adding an option in the skin for it to work without having to made manual edits (which I am no longer going to do).

 

Basically you need to add an iFrame:

<iframe src="//www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nucleusfilms.com&amp;width=150&amp;layout=button_count&amp;action=like&amp;show_faces=true&amp;share=true&amp;height=21&amp;appId=186862398157406" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:150px; height:21px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>

Or it can be done with HTML5:

 

Initialize the JavaScript SDK using this app:

 

Include the JavaScript SDK on your page once, ideally right after the opening <body> tag.

<div id="fb-root"></div>
<script>(function(d, s, id) {
  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
  js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
  js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&appId=186862398157406&version=v2.0";
  fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script>

Place the code for your plugin wherever you want the plugin to appear on your page.

<div class="fb-like" data-href="http://www.nucleusfilms.com" data-width="150" data-layout="button_count" data-action="like" data-show-faces="true" data-share="true"></div>

Or a simple url:

 

Use this URL in an iframe or as a link to your plugin.

http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nucleusfilms.com&width=150&layout=button_count&action=like&show_faces=true&share=true&height=21&appId=186862398157406
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There is a Facebook plugin, and comparing the plugin between CC521 and CC5212, there are a couple of differences.

 

Those differences would seem to have the plugin work better and be effective on product pages.

 

The skin template file content.product.php also has a Facebook image tag that is not present in CC521.

 

So, (according to your SIG) maybe just fetching CC5212 and replacing the Facebook plugin in your installation might get you step further along?

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Thanks for the feedback.

 

I have the Facebook plugin enabled. I also have the latest CC installed and the latest Blueprint theme installed. How do I upgrade the Facebook plugin? It sounds a bit confusing.

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