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Optimized FB Like Box Page Link
Posted by Yasser Izzat on 21 August 2011 11:28 AM

Optimized FB Like Box works on a Facebook Fan Page link, the link must be something like this:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Optimized-Sense/230549220294427?ref=ts&__user=647980202
or
http://www.facebook.com/Webemusicians


and not like this for example:
http://www.facebook.com/people/Onglerie-Cinails/100000525007461
https://www.facebook.com/Webemusicians


The FB Page can be create by scrolling at the bottom of the Facebook page and click on "Create a Page", and fill the requested information.

From this, you will have a Facebook Fan Page, where you have to take the link and put it in our FB Like Box module.

You can see the test page for the above link in this URL:
http://www.o-sense.com/joomla/ofblikebox.html

Once you create the page, just copy the URL of this page and paste it in the module parameter.

Again, note that the link must be (http) not (https), (https) links may not work properly due to security issues.


If you need any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us directly by opening a Technical Support Ticket.

Don't forget to rate our extensions in the JED using the following link:
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/social-web/facebook-display/17505

 

Thanks.

Optimized Sense Team

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Comments (48)
Dora Balazs
17 September 2011 03:50 PM
Hello, I could not get this module to work.
I read the instructions above, but did not help. The facebook page I want to link has one given URL, I do not understand how can I make it "something like this http://www.facebook.com/pages/Optimized-Sense/230549220294427?ref=ts&__user=647980202" as in the description above
When I copy the URL, it does not have any "?ref", it ends with that long number. If I only add this to the respective field in the module, it does not work.
How do I get the URL with the "?ref" thing in the end ?

Thanks
Eiad Yasser
17 September 2011 10:00 PM
Hi Dora,

Our above instruction is to clarify the mean of the "Facebook page & how to create it", since some of our customers thought that the module works on their profiles, while it just work on Facebook pages...

If you already created a page using the above instruction, then just use the URL in the Optimized FB Like Box Link property to enable it.

If it didn't, please update us with your page link to see what's wrong.

You can freely contact us via our ticketing system if you want to provide any classified information, just click on Submit a Ticket from the menu above.

Feel free to contact us for any further inquiries.

Regards.
Optimized Sense Team
COULIBALY
20 September 2011 06:57 PM
hi
how to join my facebook page to FB from my website.
Leandro
23 September 2011 10:09 AM
It was very easy to install! thank you is working! but i like to know how can I be able to manage the css files to fix the size and position of the elements inside the box. I see the css link out to your servers... and i can not change it. any solution? thank you so much.
Leandro
23 September 2011 11:00 AM
It was very easy to install! thank you is working! but i like to know how can I be able to manage the css files to fix the size and position of the elements inside the box. I see the css link out to your servers... and i can not change it. any solution? thank you so much.
Eiad Yasser
24 September 2011 07:08 PM
Hi Leandro,

This will need core changes on the Facebook API itself, and you have to do it manually, you can google it to find a solution for your case.

Regards.
Eiad Yasser
24 September 2011 07:10 PM
Hi COULIBALY,

What do you mean with "join my facebook page to FB from my website"?

Please explain more so we can help you further .

Regards.
Tom49er
28 September 2011 09:23 PM
This looks like a great module, but I'm stuck on one detail that hardly seems worth a "support ticket."

I want it to stream the newsfeed, but it keeps displaying the FB page activity instead. Is there a configuration switch I've missed?

Thanks in advance.
AG
01 October 2011 01:27 PM
Hi Tom49er,

Actually the module display the page activity according the facebook widget API, so there is no such option.

Regards
JohnB
30 September 2011 10:00 PM
How do I find the numeric portion (that part after ......./Optimized-Sense/)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Optimized-Sense/230549220294427?ref=ts&__user=647980202

for a Facebook Page that already exists, i.e., my main FB page?
AG
01 October 2011 01:40 PM
Hi JohnB,

Actually this is the URL itself for the FB page, and you can't generate it yourself.

Just create a FB page using the described article above, and take the URL for the page and use it in our module.

Regards.
Adam
07 October 2011 02:13 PM
Can i link the module to my facebook insights? So that i can see how many people are liking my fb page through my website?
AG
07 October 2011 03:51 PM
Hi Adam,
This module will show the fan box for your page, so it will show all the activities on your page plus all the people that liked your page (by enabling Show Faces in the module), you can hide the stream and show only faces to show the people who liked your page only.

Regards.
KAZAK
01 November 2011 06:50 PM
You have not answered JohnB question and that is were Im stuck?
AG
01 November 2011 09:40 PM
Hi KAZAK,

We answered JohnB above, and we answered with the following:

Actually this is the URL itself for the FB page, and you can't generate it yourself.

Just create a FB page using the described article above, and take the URL for the page and use it in our module.

Regards.
webemusic
23 November 2011 08:30 PM
i think what people are saying is that the FB fan page does not give you a long URL string as you are suggesting. My fb fan page's URL listed at the top of the page in fb is "https://www.facebook.com/Webemusicians" that's it...and when placed in your module it does not allow my users to "like" the page...nothing happens...I'm also stuck on this....please help
AG
24 November 2011 05:06 PM
Hi,
I think that the https links is the problem, try to remove the (S) and use http only, I think this may work.

Hope this help.
Paul Walker
29 November 2011 03:42 AM
My client has a Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/GTSEngineReconditioning

I've entered this into your module making sure to not use https.

I've published your module on their website at:
http://gtsengine.com.au/

However, when I click on Like, I get a red error message. When I click on that error link it opens up a FB window that says:
The page at https://www.facebook.com/GTSEngineReconditioning could not be reached.

Any ideas?
Paul Walker
29 November 2011 05:35 AM
If I'm not logged into FB, I see a message that says:
Facebook Public Profile
Login to see this content

However, other sites that show likes still show faces and the like button even if I'm not logged in.
AG
01 December 2011 11:32 PM
Hi Paul,

This is related to your Privacy and Visibility settings for your page, please try to put some public settings for your page in order to render this page for your public clients...

I tried to access your page directly (without any module) by visiting your page link, and I was redirected automatically to my own home page,, this means that I do not have privilege to show this page directly, which means, the module also can't render this page to show it to the clients,,,

Please check your page's privacy and visibility settings.

Regards.
Arizona98
30 November 2011 08:30 AM
This module works fine in IE but does not show up in the latest version of Firefox 8.0, any suggestions?
Arizona98
30 November 2011 09:04 AM
Update to first post: I tried private browsing in Firefox and I can see the module working, when I switch back to firefox 8.0 normal browsing all things Facebook stop working.
Arizona98
30 November 2011 11:32 PM
Update to first post: I tried private browsing in Firefox and I can see the module working, when I switch back to firefox 8.0 normal browsing all things Facebook stop working.
AG
01 December 2011 11:41 PM
Hi Arizona98,
We checked our module in the latest Firefox (8.0.1) and it was rendered normally ( you can check it using the following link : http://www.o-sense.com/joomla/ofblikebox.html )...

Please make sure that you are using the latest version of our Optimized FB Like Box, and try to toggle between the "Generated Code Types", since some templates of Joomla do not support the iFrame for example or other types,,,

Test the other types and make sure that it will work fine.

If you need any direct assistance, do not hesitate to open a support ticket with your page link data to test it.

Regards.
John
01 December 2011 07:57 AM
I received this error message after I pasted the url for my FB page in the link section of the module: "Could not retrieve id for the specified page. Please verify correct href was passed in."
suggestions? thanks
AG
01 December 2011 11:36 PM
Hi John,
Please try to check your Privacy and Visibility settings for your page, if you make your page normally using the above steps, then it is only a privacy settings for your profile (or page) that will prevent the page to render normally..

Update us via ticket if you need any assistance.

Regards.
Kyle
07 January 2012 07:25 PM
I found the solution to allow for the Wall Feed to show instead of the Activity Feed by adding forcewall = true to the coding.

Where in your coding could I add that to make this work? Showing Activity does not help me at all, I need to show the Wall Feed.
AG
09 January 2012 03:24 PM
Hi Kyle,
We will add this new option on the module soon and release a patch for that.

Please standby.
Joe
20 January 2012 12:45 PM
Hi there.... Brilliant extemsion! Perfect for an emptyhead like me! One question, there's a white hr just above the 525 people like Optimized Sense text and another light grey line just below "facebook faces" I'd like to hide each... where are these lines generated? thanks joe
AG
22 January 2012 06:53 PM
Hi Joe,
This will need extra customization on the Facebook API itself, you can search Google for such customization.
Thanks.
Joe
26 January 2012 12:36 PM
Thanks, i'll get looking.,..
johan
07 February 2012 08:50 PM
Hello, when i post something on Facebook, it comes double on my websites "optimized Facebook Like box"
how do i prevent this?
AG
07 February 2012 10:56 PM
Hi Johan,
Can you please show us this case in your website? please give us your page link to test this issue, since there is no such reported thing in our tickets...

Please open a ticket with us to follow up your issue with your URL.

Thanks.
Martin
11 June 2012 03:13 PM
Hello,

I have installed the module and it is working :-) But when I am logged in at FB I see the friends that liked the FB site of me double. I have, now, 6 friends that liked the page. When I am not logged in you wil see it good but when I am logged in I see ther pictures 10 a 12 times (double).

Can you tell me what the problem is?

Regards,
Martin
Martin
11 June 2012 03:13 PM
Hello,

I have installed the module and it is working :-) But when I am logged in at FB I see the friends that liked the FB site of me double. I have, now, 6 friends that liked the page. When I am not logged in you wil see it good but when I am logged in I see ther pictures 10 a 12 times (double).

Can you tell me what the problem is?

Regards,
Martin
AG
15 June 2012 05:58 PM
Hi,

Thank you for contacting Optimized Sense..

We are glad that our module helped you.

Actually this issue is a bug on the FB Like Box widget itself, and it is already reported on the Facebook Developers Issue Tracker.

You can go there and search on the "Duplicate Faces Problem" on the Facebook Developers Issue Tracker and you will see their progress, since it is opened since a while actually...

Feel free to contact us for any further inquiries.

Regards.

P.S.: Don't forget to rate our extension in the Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED) using the following link:
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/social-web/facebook-display/17505
And then Submit a Review...
Mokor
15 August 2012 01:24 PM
Hi,
Thanks, great.
I rather have some few adjustments that I need some help with.
First the Module is rather large for my small sized webpage and while trying to adjust the height and width, I loose seeing the faces of my FB people.
Is there any way this can be done in another way so that I can see faces just like I see in other websites?
Thx a mill
Best Regards
Mokor
Mokor
15 August 2012 01:29 PM
Hi,
Me again.
When the width fits in 200 and the height is 600, there is a large space between my face icon above and my FB friends faces below.
Any ideas please?
Best Regards
Mokor
15 August 2012 01:33 PM
Hello,
To my previous post, I see that on your website demo sample, there is a "stream" between my FB page icon above and my FB friends faces below, but on my own installation, I cannot see any "stream".
Best Regards
Mokor
AG
17 August 2012 09:33 PM
Hi Makor,
Thanks for the updates, please contact us via our Ticketing System for better help, so we can communicate with your email and get some information that we may need to investigate...

Thanks.
Lizzie
16 August 2012 02:12 AM
Hello
I installed the module and enabled it but whatever position I try...nothing shows. I am using a cloudbase template on Joomla 2.5.
Please can you help - I feel like an idiot!!
Lizzie
AG
17 August 2012 09:30 PM
Hi,
I hope that everything is solved now, contact us via our ticketing system for better follow up from our side.

Regards.
Dirk Bomans
13 March 2013 11:52 PM
Hi,

is there a way to set the number of faces you like to show? Default it shows 10, I'd like to show more.

Thx
AG
20 March 2013 12:03 PM
Hi Dirk,
Actually it shall show faces according to the width/height of the module, plus it depends on the number of profiles who likes your page. Note that any profile with privacy settings it will not show in the faces, because his settings prevent that...

So, just modify the width/height of the module, get more likes to your page (with public profiles), and you will see more faces.

Thanks.
AG
Steve
09 May 2013 09:11 PM
Hi.

I had version 3.2.0 of your module running without a hitch for awhile. Today I noticed there was a 3.2.2 version so I downloaded and installed it. Now instead of getting the Facebook feed I just get "'); //]]> ". Literally, that's it. Not even the frame around the feed appears (though I do get the module title). Nothing has changed other than the version of the module. Any ideas why?
AG
14 May 2013 01:43 PM
You can find below what's new in the versions..

For any issues you face on the modules, please open a ticket and we will be gladly assist you.

v3.2.0:
+ Support J3.0.

v3.2.1:
+ Fixed the crash when used in Joomla! 3.0.

v3.2.2:
+ Fixed the (Module Parameters) Administration tab that was disabled in Joomla! 3.

Thanks.
Dennis Simonsen
29 May 2014 10:58 AM
Hi,
As of today the the like-box doesn't show the stream anymore. We had the v3.0.0 and i upgraded to 3.2.2 but no change. The URL: www.rojteatern.nu. Some changes FB done?
Saleem
29 May 2014 01:45 PM
Hi Dennis,
For sure there is something wrong from Facebook themselves, which you can make sure by visiting this link and check that even their original widget is not working correctly:
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/like-box-for-pages

Usually this shall be fixed from Facebook automatically very soon. So please standby.

Thanks.
Saleem