Free Facebook Like Widget for AbleCommerce

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The Facebook Like Widget for AbleCommerce is yet another free plugin from Plugables that lets you use the FaceBook Like feature on any page in your AbleCommerce store.

The Facebook Like button lets a user share the content with friends on Facebook. When a 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.

When your Web page represents a real-world entity, things like movies, sports teams, celebrities, and restaurants, you can use the Open Graph protocol to specify information about the entity.

The Facebook Like Widget by Plugables allows you to include the Open Graph tags so that your page becomes equivalent to a Facebook page. This means when a user clicks a Like button on your page, a connection is made between your page and the user. Your page will appear in the “Likes and Interests” section of the user’s profile, and you have the ability to publish updates to the user. Your page will show up in same places that Facebook pages show up around the site (e.g. search), and you can target ads to people who like your content.

Using Facebook Like Widget

Facebook Like Widget can be used in the scriptlets as follows

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[[ConLib:Plugables/FBLike]]

There are a number of parameters that can be used with FBLike control. These parameters are described below.

  • UseOpenGraph
    Indicates whether to use Open Graph meta tags in header or not. Default value is “true“.
  • FBAdmins
    A comma-separated list of either Facebook user IDs or a Facebook Platform application ID that administers this page. Default value is empty string.
  • CatalogNodeType
    Type of catalog node. Could be “Product”, “Category” or “WebPage”. Default value is “Product
  • PageTitle
    Page title to use if the page is not a product, category or webpage. Default title is the store name.
  • PageImage
    Page image to use if the page is not a product, category or webpage. Default is no image.
  • PageUrl
    Page URL to use if the page is not a product, category or webpage. Default value is the current page URL.
  • BtnLayout
    Layout of the facebook like button. Options are standard and button_count
  • BtnText
    Button text to use. For example ‘like‘ or ‘recommend
  • Width
    Width of the facebook like button
  • Height
    Height of the facebook like button

You can see the Facebook Like Widget in action on various pages at plugables website.

Facebook Like Widget from Plugables is FREE without any strings attached.
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Posted by Admin   @   18 August 2010 7 comments
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Sep 21, 2010
1:07 pm
#1 Crazy Joe :

Great free plugin, works like a charm and easy to install. Thanks!

Oct 14, 2011
6:41 pm
#2 Foodsleuth :

Can you show us proper syntax to add in our fb ID to the conlib control? we tried fb_id = “ournumber” but that did not work. We are not developers, so a simple example would be great.

Author Oct 15, 2011
12:19 pm
#3 Admin :

Get your Facebook user IDs or a Facebook Platform application ID and use it like this

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[[ConLib:Plugables/FBLike FBAdmins="123456"]]

assuming 123456 is the ID you obtained from FB.

Aug 30, 2012
12:46 pm
#4 CeM :

How do you get this like button to show to correct product image on facebook? Right now it is using an image from our header.

Sep 5, 2012
1:31 pm
#5 CeM :

How can PageImage be customized? The image showing in Facebook is one from our header and not the product image.

Author Sep 8, 2012
8:27 am
#6 Admin :

If your product page was liked, the correct product image is supposed to display. The image is identified by the open-graph og:image meta property emitted by the FBLike control you your product page. Check your product page and see if og:image meta property is being emitted and see whether it points to the correct product image. Normally it is the product image that you assign to the product in merchant admin.

If it was not your standard ablecommerce product page that was liked but instead some other page where you have added information about your product then FBLike widget has no way of determining which product image to use. In this case you may manually set the PageImage property of FBLike widget on that page.
[[ConLib:Plugables/FBLike FBAdmins=”123456″ PageImage=”/assets/productimages/myproductimage.jpg”]]

Author Sep 8, 2012
8:27 am
#7 Admin :

Please see answer to your other post.

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