How To Add Facebook Widgets To Your Active Rain Blog

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How To Add Facebook Widgets To Your Active Rain Blog

Most of us are now using Facebook in some fashion or another.  We KNOW it's part of social media strategy and until something better comes along, seems like Facebook is still the 800 lb gorilla and we better feed it some bananas!

Did you know you can link your Facebook page with your Active Rain blog?  Take a look at our right sidebar a couple of inches below our photo and you'll find a "Find us on Facebook" widget.  You can add that with just a few clicks and keystrokes in the right place and we're going to give you the step by step on how to do the same for yourself!

First, go to your Facebook Fan page and navigate to your admin menu (click Edit Page and Update Info for instance). 

You'll see the following on your left sidebar:
Facebook Admin Menu

Select "Resources" and that will lead to this:


Facebook Admin Menu














Select "Use social plugins" to get to this:
Facebook widget selections

That leads to an entire menu of options to getting the code strictly for a Like button, to Recommendations, Comment stream boxes and a bunch more.  Personally, we went for the "Like Box".  So basically pick the style you want and click it.  If you click "Like Box" you'll get the following:

Facebook code form
You're going to edit the fields (hover over the question marks if you're not sure what the field is about).  Copy your Facebook page web address into the top box.  You can edit width and height to find what works for your page.  You can select light or dark for color scheme (click it, but we've yet to see anyone select DARK).  You can choose several other options, even type in a border color.  Just try selecting and unselecting the boxes and you'll get a live simulation on the right so you can see what your final product format will be.  Once you've worked through your options, click the "Get Code" button at the bottom.

Now you'll see something that looks like this:
Facebook widget code
Note there's THREE language formats across the top.  As you click each one the code will change.  Some are dependent on Java, so we opted for the IFRAME solution.  The YELLOW highlighted code is code specific to our settings, so don't copy and put that on your blog unless you want to advertise for us!  NOTE:  There seems to be a glitch with the FB code generator.  Manually insert http: just prior to //www.facebook.com in the first line of code before copying and pasting the code.

So once you've got the code in the format you want, highlight the code and copy.  Now go to your Active Rain My Home Page.  On the Left Sidebar select "Settings" and then click "Blog Settings".

Paste the code into the "Blog Description" box.  And you CAN have plain text or other widgets before or after, your call.  Once you've copied in the code, don't forget to hit the UPDATE button!

Now give it a couple of minutes to refresh, but you should now have a Facebook widget on your main Active Rain Blog.

Any questions, just let us know!

Keep on Blogging,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Paula, You're welcome!  We'd had someone ask us how to do it and this was the easiest way to get through the process.

Robert, Glad to help!  Sometimes what we need pops up at just the right time.

June 25, 2012 05:21 AM
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DeeDee Riley
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Liz and Bill,

Thanks so much for the tip about the glitch.  I was really struggling with that and finally searched for a solution here on AR.  Liz and Bill to the rescue again!!!!

September 29, 2012 08:29 PM
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DeeDee, It threw us too when we first tried to do it!  After a bit realized it was missing the http section and problem solved :)

September 30, 2012 04:44 AM
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Oldie but a goodie! Facebook totally changed their settings and their is no resources button but I still found out how to do it thanks to your blog! yay

November 22, 2013 04:32 PM
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Kela, Glad it was able to help you!  I saw the email notification pop up with the title and I thought the same as you, that's an OLD post :)

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