Drupal Facebook Element
The Facebook Element content type lets you put interactive features from Facebook onto your site. These can either be used to have people interact with your Facebook page or to have people interact with your Drupal page in Facebook (by sharing the page, for example).
Creating the Facebook Element
- Navigate to the page where you want the Facebook Element to appear and log in.
- Click Add in the blue Content section of the Edit Console.
- Click Facebook Element in the list of available content types in the middle of the page.
- In the URL to Like field:
- If you want to create an element for your Facebook page, enter the URL of that page, e.g. https://www.facebook.com/middleburycollege. If this is a Like Button element, clicking the Like button will Like that Facebook page.
- If you want to create an element for your Drupal page, enter the URL of that page, e.g. http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib. If this is a Like Button element, clicking the Like button will like and share the Drupal page on Facebook.
- If you want to create an embedded Facebook post, enter the URL of that Facebook post, e.g. https://www.facebook.com/middleburycollege/posts/10153201520307629.
- Enter a Width for your Facebook Element. The recommended value is 200 for Facebook items in sidebars or 660 for items in the main content region.
- Enter a Color Scheme for your Facebook Element. If this is on a white background, Light is the recommended option.
- Choose whether to Show Faces on the Facebook Element. This only applies to Like Buttons and Like Boxes.
- Choose the Type of Facebook Element to create. See below for a description of the types and their custom options.
Embedded Posts are a simple way to put public posts - by a Page or a person on Facebook - into the content of your web site or web page. Only public posts from Facebook Pages and profiles can be embedded.
For this option, enter the URL of the Facebook post into the URL to Like field.
A single click on the Like button will 'like' pieces of content on the web and share them on Facebook. You may choose to use either the word "Like" or "Recommend" for the button. They both do exactly the same thing, only the word is different. You can also display a Share button next to the Like button to let people add a personal message and customize who they share with.
There are four layouts available:
|Standard with Count on Right|
|Button with Count Inside|
|Box with Count Above|
Like Box / Page Plugin
The Page Plugin (formerly called the Like Box by Facebook) lets you easily embed and promote any Facebook Page on your website. Just like on Facebook, your visitors can like and share the Page without having to leave your site.
The Comments Plugin lets people comment on content on your site using their Facebook account. If people wish to they can share this activity to their friends in News Feed as well. It also contains built-in moderation tools and special social relevance ranking.
The only unique option for the Comments feature is the number of comment threads to show at once.