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    KA Facebook Like and Share

    KA Facebook Like and Share
    Version
    3.6.1
    Compatibility
    Joomla 1.5Joomla 1.7Joomla 2.5
    Includes
    Plugin
    Type
    Commercial
    Price
    $9.99

    With Facebook Like, Facebook Send and Facebook Share button actions your pages show up in more places on Facebook and you gain the ability to publish stream stories to connected users. Like and Share offers many settings and control, in backend you can exclude the Sections, Categories or individual Content Articles in Joomla website where you would like the plugin to show or not to show. Many integrations are possible with other components.

    Facebook Like

    Facebook Like button enables users to make connections to your pages and share content back to their friends on Facebook with one click. Since the content is hosted by Facebook, the button can display personalized content whether or not the user has logged into your site. For logged-in Facebook users, the button is personalized to highlight friends who have also liked the page.

    Facebook Share

    Facebook Share is the most powerful and simplest way for users to share articles, video, or flash content on your site with their friends on Facebook. Already, over 2 Billion pieces of content are shared each week through Facebook.

    Share button leverages the power of word-of-mouth to get new traffic to your site. Visitors to your site can share any page on your website through Facebook with just two clicks.

    Facebook Send

    Send Button allows your users to easily send your content to their friends. Users will have the option to send your URL in an inbox message to their Facebook friends, to the group wall of any Facebook group they are a member of, and as an email to any email address. While the Like Button allows users to share your content with all of their friends, the Send Button allows them to send a private message to just a few friends.

    The message will include a link to the URL specified in the send button, along with a title, image, and short description of the link. Open Graph meta tags are used for title, image and description.

    Featurescompat_15_iconcompat_17_iconJoomla 2.5

    DISPLAY SETTINGS
    Show or hide buttons based on Menus Items tick tick tick
    Exclude/Include Content Section/Sections tick
    Exclude/Include Content Category/Categories tick tick tick
    Exclude/Include Content Article/Articles tick tick tick
    Show or hide like buttons on front page tick
    Show or hide on blog layouts tick
    Location for display. Top, Bottom or Both tick tick tick
    Choose ordering of buttons to display tick tick tick

    INTEGRATIONS
    sh404 and SEF URLs tick
    EventList tick
    HikaShop tick
    K2 tick
    Mosets Tree tick
    MyBlog [Tested with version 3.0] tick
    QuickFAQ tick
    VirtueMart tick
    ZOO tick

    FACEBOOK SHARE
    Enable/Disable Share button tick tick tick
    URL option for share button tick tick tick
    Choose Share Button style to display tick tick tick

    FACEBOOK SEND
    Enable/Disable Send button tick tick tick
    Choose Font style tick tick tick
    Choose colour scheme tick tick tick
    Choose Referral Label tick tick tick

    FACEBOOK LIKE
    Enable/Disable Like button tick tick tick
    Layout Style tick tick tick
    Show/Hide Faces tick tick tick
    Custom Width tick tick tick
    Custom Height tick tick tick
    Verb to display tick tick tick
    Font tick tick tick
    Choice of Custom URL to send to Facebook tick tick tick
    Choice of Colour Scheme tick tick tick

    Advanced Parameters
    Debug Mode tick tick tick
    Choice of URL metthod settings tick tick tick
    URL Encoding settings. tick tick tick
    Language file tick tick tick
    Documentation/Tutorials tick tick tick
    Support Forum tick tick tick

    Facebook announced that they will stop support for Share button and use Like and Send buttons instead. Some users have reported odd behavior with Share button, this is probably because of some changes in Facebook API.

    Screenshots:

    Like Button Screenshot like_share_btn_screenshot_2

    Requirements

    Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 or 2.5 (recommended latest version)
    PHP 5.x
    MySQL 4.x or MySQL 5.x
    Apache Webserver
    Facebook Account

    Installation:

    Step 1: Install the plugins using Joomla extensions installer from Extensions > Install/Uninstall in the backend of Joomla.

    Step 2: Goto Extensions > Plugin Manager to plublish and configure settings.

    Note: You need to create an Application in Facebook to get Application ID. To create an Application please read How to create a Facebook Application. Once you have the Application ID, paste it in your JavaScriptSDK plugin and Publish and Save it.

    If you having any problems please read Forums.

    Upgrade:

    To upgrade from older version. Make note of you settings you have configured and you can simply uninstall old version including JavaScriptSDK plugin if you have installed it. Then install, configure and publish new installed plugins.

    If you having problem to display plugin properly then make sure to disable all other Facebook extensions and then test to find out if there is any conflict. A lot of Facebook extensions are still using old Facebook API codes that can conflict with latest extensions.

    JavaScript SDK Plugin Configuration:

    Plugin ParametersDescription
    Application ID
    You need an Application ID for plugin to work.
    To create an Application and get API Key please read How to create a Facebook Application.
    Language If you choose default it will use the language of your website and will change language when language changes in your website.
    Enable FB XMLNX Tag Add Facebook XMLNX tag to header.
    Mode Choice of inserting JavaScriptSDK code on top of page or bottom.
    Enable in Backend Enables plugin in Joomla backend area.

    KA Facebook Like and Share Configuration:

    Plugin ParametersDescription
    === DISPLAY SETTINGS ===
    Menu Display Mode Select Show Only on Following if you want to show only on Menu Items selected below. Select Do not Show on Following mode if you do not want pluing to appear on Menu Items items selected below.
    Menu Items Select Menus where you would like the plugin to display or not display depending on Display Mode selected above. You can use Ctrl-click to select more than one item. To remove an item press Ctrl-click on selected item.(Default: none).
    Sections Select Sections where you would like the plugin to display or not display depending on Mode selected above. You can use Ctrl-click to select more than one item. To remove an item press Ctrl-click on selected item. (Default: none).
    Categories Select Categories where you would like the plugin to display or not display depending on Mode selected above. You can use Ctrl-click to select more than one item. To remove an item press Ctrl-click on selected item.(Default: none).
    Article IDs Specific Article/Conetnt ID where Like button should not be displayed (enter more then one comma , separated. Use 0 for ungategorised. To find article ID's goto Content > Articler Manager) (Default: blank).
    Com Content Display Mode In this section you can disable plugin on native Joomla Com Content areas.
    Location for display Allows you to choose top, bottom or both top and bottom location to display.
    Ordering Allows you to display Share Button on Left or Right

    === INTEGRATIONS ===
    These are components that are supported by plugin, If you have installled these and would like to show plugin on them then select below. You can use Ctrl-click to select more than one item. (Default: none).
    EventList Show on EventList Detail layout.
    K2 Select K2 integrations options to enable on K2 layouts.
    - K2 Category Page
    - K2 Latest Page Items
    - K2 Page Item
    QuickFAQ Show on QuickFAQ Items
    VirtueMart Select to show on VirtueMart
    - Category Page
    - Product Page
    Please make sure to enable Enable content mambots / plugins in descriptions? in Frontend Features under Configuration options of VirtueMart.
    Zoo Select Show on Zoo Items to display on Zoo Items

    === ORDERING ===
    Order Choose order for buttons to display

    === FACEBOOK ===
    Rendering Choose rendering mode
    XFML modes requires JavaScriptSDK plugin to be installed and configured.

    === FACEBOOK SHARE SETTINGS ===
    Enable Share Button Show or hide Share Button
    Button Type Choose button style to display.

    === FACEBOOK SEND SETTINGS ===
    Enable Send Button Show or hide Send Button
    Send Button Font

    Choose font to be used for Send button.

    Colour Scheme

    Colour scheme for Send button

    Referral Label

    A label for tracking referrals; must be less than 50 characters and can contain alphanumeric characters and some punctuation (currently +/=-.:_). Specifying the ref attribute will add the 'fb_ref' parameter to the referrer URL when a user clicks a link from the plugin.


    === FACEBOOK LIKE SETTINGS ===
    Enable Like Button Show or hide Like Button
    Layout Style

    Determines the size and amount of social context next to button.

    Show Faces

    Show profile pictures below the button.

    Width

    Width in pixels (Default: 450).

    Height

    Height in pixels (Default: 30).

    Verb to display

    The verb to display in the button. Currently only 'like' and 'recommend' are supported.

    Font

    The font style to use. Default uses your websites default font.

    The colour scheme of the Recommendations Module.


    === CSS STYLING ===
    Wrapper Div CSS CSS to use for Wrapper Div.
    Share Button CSS CSS to use for Share Button span.
    Send Button CS CSS to use for Send Button span.
    Like Button CSS CSS to use for Like Button span.

    === DEBUG SETTINGS ===
    Debug Mode Can be used to debug errors.

    === URL SETTINGS ===
    URL Method Can be helpful if your having problems with your site URLs.
    Base URL Method Method to use for base URL discovery
    Custom Base URL for custom base entery
    Use ID or Slug Choose to use ID or Slug in URls. Some websites(Server) might have problem with Slugs and throw errors. If you see errors choose Use ID.
    URL Encode Should the URL be encoded or not.
    Debug Enable to debug the plugin. Debug output will be shown below the plugin in frontend of website.

    How to create a Facebook Application

    To use Facebook extensions you need to create a Facebook Application and get an Application ID.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJDtpPja0To

    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.

    How to Install Joomla Plugins?

    How to install Plugin on Joomla 1.5?

    Download the Plugin that you wish to install from our website.

    Login to your Joomla backend and click 'Extensions' 'Install/Uninstall'.

    joomla 15 installation screen

    Click the 'Browse' button and find the location where you saved the download to your computer.

    Select the plugin that you wish to install. Press 'Upload File & Install'.

    joomla 15 upload file

    How to install Plugin on Joomla 1.6, Joomla 1.7 and Joomla 2.5?

    Download the Plugin that you wish to install from our website.

    Login to your joomla backend and click 'Extension Manager''.

    joomla 25 installation screen

    Click the 'Browse' button and find the location where you saved the download to your computer.

    Select the Plugin that you wish to install. Press 'Upload & Install'.

    joomla 25 upload file

    Share button show the word Share or has stopped working?

    Facebook announced that they will be dropping Share button and use Like and Send buttons instead. Seems they have made some changes on their end to drop support for it slowly, that is why Share button is showing oddly on some websites and not displaying at all on some.

    We recommend that you stop using the Share button and use Like and Share instead.

    How to enable plugins/mambots in Mosets Tree listing description?

    Mosets Tree allows has a setting to enable/disable plugins/mambots in description field but this setting is disabled by default.

    To enable plugins you need to enable the setting as described below:

    - Login to Joomla backend

    - Go to Mosets Tree and click on Custom Fields

    - Click on Description field

    - Under Parameters set Parase Mambots setting to Yes and Save.

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