Adding a Facebook Like button to my web site
nikkib said 1 year, 1 month ago:
Can someone please give me explicit, step by step directions on how to add a Facebook ‘Like’ button to my website? I figured out how to go into Facebook and get the code that’s specific to my site but after multiple attempts at pasting the code into the html for my site I continue to get either errors or absolutely nothing happens. I may have some complications because my Facebook business page is connected with my personal Facebook log in. Do I need to set up a business Facebook page that is totally separate from my personal log in for this to work?
adamr said 1 year, 1 month ago:
Once the code from section 1 is added to the footer, you’ll want to use another script block to add the code from section 2 to the area you want the button to display.
Let us know if you have any trouble!
tiffanych said 1 year, 1 month ago:
I have the buttons showing properly on my site, but when I click on “Like” I get this error from Facebook: The page failed to provide a valid list of administrators. It needs to specify the administrators using either a “fb:app_id” meta tag, or using a “fb:admins” meta tag to specify a comma-delimited list of Facebook users.
adamr said 1 year, 1 month ago:
You may want to try adding a ‘fb:admins’ meta tag to the website. This article will show you how to get to the ‘Meta Data’ section of your WebSite tonight account:
In the ‘Custom Meta Tags’ section, you will want to add ‘fb:admins’ to the ‘Name’ section and your Facebook ID in the ‘Content’ section. Make sure to select ‘Apply to All’ if you want the meta tag added to all of your pages. If you don’t know your Facebook ID, hopefully this article I found will help you out:
Keep us posted!
rneff said 1 year ago:
I’ve read all of the non detailed forums regarding peoples problems trying to add the facebook LIKE button onto their websites using website tonight. It isn’t as easy as opening a block, and inserting the two codes provided by facebook OR inserting the script and then putting the two codes into the block AND/OR adding a face book admin meta tag followed by the facebook id, in the content section. Nothing happens at all……. If you could provide me with DETAILED instructions, that would be awesome. Thanks. And yes I’ve published it incase it just wasn’t showing up when I previewed it. I’ve been working on this for 3 hours now. Please help!
timb said 1 year ago:
I have tested inserting the script from Facebook into WebSite Tonight as well as adding it directly to a content block through the HTML view and have had no issues. Can you please reply with your domain name if you continue to be unable to see the Like button?
cookandcook said 1 year ago:
I also have the same problem. Tech Support was unable to help. Our site is cookandcookantiques.com. I agree with rneff that DETAILED instructions would be a HUGE help.I get the script from FBs site and it wont save in HTML mode. With how much our website changes a FB Like button is a HUGE help for advertising new items. If this issue does not get resolved the we will be forced to take our hosting business somewhere else.
sid777 said 1 year ago:
I’ve had the same issue with the code disappearing after adding and clicking on Save.
Nate D said 1 year ago:
@cookandcook & @ sid777 – Make sure your selecting the HTML5 code from FB:
Then in the Page Designer place your courser where you want it to display and click Insert > Script in the toolbar.
There are 2 snippets of code from FB, place both where you want the first like button to display. Each additional placement on the same page should only be the bottom snippet.
jeff_cotrupe said 1 year ago:
NOPE. I’ve done all of these things, too, and when none of this expert advice helped, I tried other things I found on the web where people were solving the problem…and NOTHING WORKS ON GODADDY. I’ve sent a direct Help request to GoDaddy asking their usual inch-deep CSRs NOT to send me the same ‘helpful links’ and non-working advice as what has been provided above…but to have a real GoDaddy coding expert contact me who will know how to get this working.
I now own more than 10 domains, all bought through GoDaddy, with Website Tonight on them all, because WT has been a fast/easy way to add visual elements to my site. But this kind of stuff, where web developers up to and including Facebook are telling us to place simple snippets of code into sites to make things work…and GoDaddy reps don’t have a clue how to map that into Website Tonight…is what may finally persuade me to move to another hoster. I’m sure the other hoster’s CMS will be a bit tougher to use, but we’ll actually be able to get into the guts of the site and add simple code elements such as a Like button.
And this is from a GoDaddy code-inserting/editing expert who has added a bunch of widgets to my site, as you can see at http://marketpowerLLC.com. It’s been by hook and by crook, flying by the seat of my pants, but that is just not going to work for much longer.
farmer_chris said 4 months, 2 weeks ago:
Did you ever figure it out, Jeff?
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