Step 2: Adding Facebook social plugins to the website
In advance to adding any Facebook social plugin, you will be required to provide the Facebook App ID and App Secret Key. You can change the provided ID and Secret Key in future. This can be done navigating to “Edit App Settings” and making the relevant changes. The details on how to create an application ID can be found in Step 3.
Generate Sample Article. The button can be used for generating an article, which will include all Facebook buttons and widgets as a sample article. To view the created article, you should press the same button, which is renamed to Preview Sample Article.
After the test, you can add the preferred buttons.
- From the navigation bar on the top select Components >Spider Facebook.
- On the upper right hand of the screen click on the New button.
2.5 Adding a Follow Button
2.5.1 Title. Specify a title for the plugin to be able to identify the plugin in back-end.
2.5.2 Publish. Choose whether to publish the plugin or not.
2.5.3 Rendering. Choose how to render the plugin. The URL option allows placing a link that redirects to a page with the plugin. Specify the link title in the Link text field, as well as the new page Target.
2.5.4 Add to <html> Tag. Add the code (ONLY ONCE) to the <html> tag of your template’s index.php file (templates/your_template/index.php).
<html xmlns:og="http://ogp.me/ns#" xmlns:fb="http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml">
2.5.5 Facebook Profile Url. Enter the URL of your Facebook profile.
2.5.6 Width. Define the width of the plugin in pixels.
2.5.7 Show Page Fans. Choose whether to show Page Fans or not.
2.5.8 Layout style. Select a layout style for the plugin.
2.5.9 Background Color. Choose either to leave the plugin background to transparent or set a color for the plugin container.
2.5.10 Color Scheme. Select the color scheme of the plugin.
2.5.11 Font. Choose the text font of the plugin.
2.5.12 All Articles. Adds the plugin to all the articles on the website.
2.5.13 Show in category view. Choose whether to show articles in category view or not.
2.5.14 Articles. Choose the articles to which you want to add the plugin.
2.5.15 Vertical Position. Choose whether to place the plugin at the top or at the bottom of the article.
2.5.16 On all non-article menu items. Adds the plugin to all the menu items on the website except the articles.
2.5.17 Non-article menu items. Choose menu items to which you want to add the plugin.
2.5.18 Vertical Position. Choose whether to place the plugin at the top or at the bottom.
2.5.19 All K2 items. Adds the plugin to all the K2 items on the website. 2.5.20 Show in category view. Choose whether to show the K2 items in category view or not.
2.5.21 K2 items. Choose the K2 items to which you want to add the plugin.
2.5.22 Vertical Position. Choose whether to place the plugin at the top or at the bottom of the item.
2.5.23 Style. Here you can customize certain style options. Simply change the values of the parameters that are listed in the box.
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