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    Facebook Like Box

    Facebook Like Box
    Joomla 1.5Joomla 1.7Joomla 2.5

    KA Facebook Like Box is a Joomla Module that displays Facebook Like Box also known as Facebook Fan Box in Joomla websites. KA Facebook Like Box is a social widget that allows Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Facebook fans/connections directly from their own website. These fans/connections result in more social presense of your website/business and bring more traffic to your website from Social Networks.

    The LikeBox lets users:
    - See how many users are already fans, and see some of their friends who are
    - Read recent posts from the Facebook Page
    - Allows Facebook user to become a fan with 1-click without needing to leave your website 

    FeaturesFree VersionPro Version
    Enable/Disable connect script tick tick
    Configure width and height tick tick
    Configure show faces tick tick
    Configure show streams tick tick
    Configure show header area tick tick
    Support for all major browsers tick tick
    Language Support crossbox tick
    Customised link to your page crossbox tick
    No limit on number of fans crossbox tick
    Choose font styles crossbox tick
    Customised border colours crossbox tick
    Customised background colours crossbox tick
    Fans area styling crossbox tick
    Enable/Disable Streams crossbox tick
    Enable/Disable Stream names crossbox tick
    Enable/Disable Stream dates crossbox tick
    No developer link crossbox tick
    Help documment on how to setup crossbox tick
    Configure rendering modes crossbox tick
    Configure force wall setting crossbox tick
    Demos See Below Pro Demo
    Price Free $14.99

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    This documentation will help you to setup Fanbox Free Module on Joomla 1.5 and 1.6 websites.


    What you need to install Facebook Fanbox Free?

    1. Access to a Joomla website with admin access to install moduels. For more info see Joomla Installation.
    2. A basic understanding of how to install and configure Joomla 1.5 or 1.6 modules. For more info see Joomla Extensions Install/Uninstall
    3. If you need to also have a look at Managing a Module in Joomla 1.5
    4. It would also help you to know Editing a Modlue in Joomla 1.5
    5. URL of Facebook Page that promotes your website


    To install login to Joomla as administrator and install from Module from the Modules page


    You can configure and customise the look of your Fanbox by selecting the options that you require.
    Make sure you are still logged in as admin and go to the module page.
    Then go through the setting listed bellow to make your changes
    To learn how to create Facebook Page and How to get Facebook page ID please visit How to create Facebook Page tutorial.

    Modules Parameters
    Facebook Page URL URL of the page for Fanbox/Likebox.
    Width Width of Fanbox
    Height Height of Fanbox
    Show Faces Show or not profile photoes of people.
    Show Stream Show or not the stream of public profile
    Show Header Show or not Find Us on Facebook bar on top.
    Connect Script Enable/Disable Connect Script call.
    Advanced Parameters
    Module Class Suffix A suffix to be applied to the CSS class of module for indivudual styling.
    Cachingt Select whether to cache the content of module.
    Cache Time The time before the module is recached.


    Version 1.1.1

    1. Added latest layout from Facebook
    2. No need for API Key, only need Page URL


    Version 2.0

    1. Added support Joomla 3.0

    Version 1.3

    1. Added support for SSL

    Version 1.2

    1. Compatability for Joomla 2.5

    Version 1.1.2

    1. Added support for Places wall or just checkins from friends

    Version 1.1.1

    1. Added latest layout from Facebook
    2. No need for API Key, only need Page URL

    How to create a Facebook Page and get Facebook Page ID

    This tutorial will teach you how to create a Facebook page and obtain Facebook page ID and URL to use with KA Extensions where required.

    How to access Facebook Create Page Screen?

    Click Here to go directly to Facebook Create Page Screen (Facebook will ask you to login of your are already not logged in).

    Creating a new Facebook Page

    On Create a Page screen you will be asked to select the type of page you would like to create. You can choose between Local business, place, company, organisation, brand, products, community etc.

    Depending on what kind of page you select you will be presented with options to select. Click on Get Started button when finished.

    Click on Edit page button to edit its settings.


    When you create a page you will see URL in Browser address bar for that page. As highlighted below in screenshot you need to copy your Page ID and paste in settings of the extension.

    Customized Facebook Page ID

    If you have customised Facebook Page URL then your ID will not show in URL and your URL will be like http://www.facebook.com/USER_NAME instead. To find your Facebook Page ID from a Customised URL simply go to your Facebook home page (http://www.facebook.com) and click on Adverts and Pages. This will take you to pages screen where you should be able to see Page ID in URLs.

    How to create a Facebook Application

    To use Facebook extensions you need to create a Facebook Application and get an Application ID.

    Application ID is needed if you are using JavaScript SDK plugin. You can find JavaScriptSDK settings by going to Extensions > Plugins Manager and then clicking on System - JavaScript SDK.

    API key is needed if you are using Fanbox/Likebox. You will also need Page ID for Fanbox/Likebox that you can copy from your Facebook Page URL. Here is a Tutorial for How to create a Facebook Page.

    You can manage your created application in Developer Dashboard. Sometimes it takes a few minutes for Facebook to get ready your Application ID to use.

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