Facebook

Facebook Social plugins let you see what your friends have liked, commented on or shared on sites across the web.



To add this application to your site, go to Control Panel > Applications and click on Get More Applications. In the next screen, select the Facebook application and click on install to add the application for your account. Once you've done this, the application will appear in the Add Content menu. The Facebook application element is added to a page in the same manner as any other content element. Simply select the Facebook application from the Add Content menu and click on any green area on the page to apply the element wherever you want it to appear.


The Facebook application offers different plugin types, from simple Like buttons that can be placed on any page on any site, to more complex features like Comments.
Plugin TypeDescriptionWhen should you use this?
Like Button
The Like Button lets a user share your content with friends on Facebook. When the user clicks the Like button on your site, a story appears in the user's friends' News Feed with a link back to your website.
Use this to let your readers help you drive traffic to your website.

Send Button

The Send Button allows users to easily send content to their friends. People will have the option to send your URL in a message to their Facebook friends, to the group wall of one of their Facebook groups, and as an email to any email address. While the Like Button allows users to share content with all of their friends, the Send Button allows them to send a private message to just a few friends.Use this to let your readers help you drive traffic to your website


Like Box

The Like Box is a social plugin that enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Likes from their own website. The Like Box enables users to:

  • See how many users already like this Facebook Page, and which of their friends like it too
  • Read recent posts from the Facebook Page
  • Like the Facebook Page with one click, without needing to visit the Page
Use this to drive traffic to your Facebook Page and to increase the number of Likes of your Facebook Page.


Activity Feed
The Activity Feed plugin displays the most interesting recent activity taking place on your site. Since the content is hosted by Facebook, the plugin can display personalized content whether or not the user has logged into your site. The activity feed displays stories both when users Like content on your site and when users share content from your site back to Facebook. If a user is logged into Facebook, the plugin will be personalized to highlight content from their friends. If the user is logged out, the activity feed will show recommendations from your site, and give the user the option to log in to Facebook.

This application requires the use of a custom domain.
Use this to show recent activity (like comments, sharing, etc ) on your website.

Recommendations
The Recommendations plugin shows personalized recommendations to your users. Since the content is hosted by Facebook, the plugin can display personalized recommendations whether or not the user has logged into your site. To generate the recommendations, the plugin considers all the social interactions with URLs from your site. For a logged in Facebook user, the plugin will give preference to and highlight objects her friends have interacted with.

This application requires the use of a custom domain.
This plugin will recommend pages on your site that visitors have liked on Facebook.

Live Stream
The Live Stream plugin lets users visiting your site or application share activity and comments in real time. Live Stream works best when you are running a real-time event, like live streaming video for concerts, speeches, or webcasts, live Web chats, webinars, massively multiplayer games.

This plugin requires a Facebook App ID
Use this to share activity and comments in real time.

Comments
Comments Box is a social plugin that enables user to comment on your site using their Facebook profile. Users can post comments also to their wall, so their friends can see what they have commented. Features include moderation tools and distribution.

This plugin requires a Facebook App ID
Use this to add Facebook comments to your site.