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Facebook Like box gadget


Facebook is dropping its Like box plugin in favor of a new Facebook Page plugin on June 23rd. Consequently, we will be automatically – and immediately – switching all Facebook Like box gadgets on all Wild Apricot sites to a new Facebook page gadget. Your settings are automatically migrated to the new gadget.

Using this gadget, you can add a Facebook Like box to your page, which displays a Like button and the number of page likes. Depending on the gadget settings you choose, you can also display your profile stream, as well as profile photos for the Facebook users who like the page.

You can insert the gadget into a page onto your site, or into a page template so that all pages that use that template will automatically display the gadget. For instructions on inserting, moving, and deleting gadgets, see Gadgets.

Because this gadget uses third-party JavaScript code from Facebook, it cannot be previewed in edit mode. To view the gadget in action, you must save any changes to the page.

For more information on the Facebook Like box, see http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like-box.

Facebook Like box gadget settings

Using the gadget's settings, you can control its appearance and content. For instructions on displaying gadget settings, see Gadgets.

The following settings are available for Facebook Like box gadgets:



Facebook page name

The name of the Facebook page to which the Like box applies – not your Facebook profile.

Show profile photos

Check this option to display profile photos for Facebook users who like the page.

Show profile stream

Check to display the profile stream for your public profile.

Show header

Check to show the Find us on Facebook bar at the top. The header only appears if either profile photos or the profile stream are displayed.

Color scheme

The color scheme for the Like box.


The width of the Like box (in pixels). The minimum width is 183 pixels.


The height of the Like Box. The minimum width is 63 pixels.


The amount of space – in pixels – that appears outside the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right margins separately.

Padding(Kaleidoscope themes only) The amount of space – in pixels – that appears between the content of the gadget and the outer limits of the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right padding separately. If you have set a fixed height for the gadget, the bottom padding will be ignored.

Gadget title

If you specify a gadget title, the title will appear specially formatted within the gadget. Depending on the gadget style you choose, the title may appear in a heading box.


For Kaleidoscope themes, use a Headline gadget instead of specifying a gadget title.

Gadget style

The gadget style determines the physical appearance of the gadget. The style you choose will determine the color and format of the gadget title, the gadget content, and the gadget border. You can choose from theme-specific styles and styles that are common to all themes.


Within the Advanced section, you can enter CSS code or classes to further control the appearance and behavior of the gadget. For more information, see Advanced gadget settings.

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