WP Facebook Like

WP Facebook Like makes it easy to integrate the Facebook Like and Send buttons with your WordPress site. Choose to automatically append the button before or after the content, or use a template tag to place the button where ever you want.

For the latest news, have a look at the wpfblike tag (rss) on this website.

Quick features

  • Fully automatic — just install and enable the plugin
  • Easily place the button before or after your post
  • Choose to disable the button on the front page
  • Disable the button in specific pages and posts
  • Supports the Facebook Send button
  • Custom settings available, including a shortcode and template tag
  • Full language support for the Like button
  • XFBML and Open Graph support

The button will automatically be inserted after the post, but if you want the button to appear before the post, change the color or make the plugin only show the button and no faces, make those changes in the settings panel.

To see all available settings, have a look at the options screenshot.

To manually include the Like button in a post or page, set the plugin to disabled in the settings and include the [ wpfblike ] tag within the post.

If you are a template developer, you may include the button where ever you want, as long as you stay within the WordPress loop. Just call the wpfblike() function and echo the output to the correct place for your theme.

Note that WP Facebook Like currently only supports PHP5.

Template developers

If you are a template developer, you may include the button where ever you want, as long as you stay within the WordPress loop. Just call the wpfblike() function and echo the output to the correct place for your theme.

You can optionally pass arguments to the function if you want different settings for default button. To get a default button, write the following:

<?php echo wpfblike(); ?>

To get a button with the count layout:

<?php echo wpfblike('layout=button_count'); ?>

You may concatenate multiple options as such:

<?php echo wpfblike('layout=button_count&colorscheme=dark&action=recommend'); ?>

The following options and values are currently recognized:

  • layout (default, button_count)
  • show_faces (true/false)
  • colorscheme (light/dark/evil)
  • width (in pixels)
  • action (like/recommend)
  • fbsend (true/false)

Refer to the options page for the plugin for a description of all options.


Please contact me to include your translation of this plugin. Do consider contacting me before starting to translate as well, so you know if anyone else has already started


Like and Send buttons

Like and Send buttons

Sending Options

Sending Options




The easiest way to install this plugin is to go to Plugins -> Add New in your WordPress admin and search for “wp facebook like”, and click the install button.

To manually install the plugin, upload it to your wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and activate it from the admin page.


Download at WordPress.org.


If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this plugin, you can either write a comment to this page, or preferably contact me directly for a faster response.


1.5.2 (2014-02-22)

  • This is a quick-fix release to make the button work again. It will be updated shortly with all new features of the Facebook Like API and other reported bugs.
  • Fixed an issue where Facebook has changed the button naming, causing the button not to work.

1.5.1 (2011-04-27)

  • Added support for disabling the button on specific posts and pages. Create a custom field called “wpfblike” and set the value to “false” to hide the button on that specific post.
  • Added support for the new Facebook Send button. It is off by default, but can be enabled in the settings.

1.4.0 (2010-10-10)

  • Added options for choosing to insert the button in pages and/or posts.
  • Added a check to verify that the correct PHP version is used when activating. (PHP>=5 supported).
  • Added settings link from the plugin list. (thanks udi86!)
  • Added an automatic language detector, which is now the default. (thanks udi86!)
  • Added Open Graph admins property, which will create a Facebook page for your current article.

1.3.9 (2010-06-04)

  • Updated screenshots to reflect new settings

1.3.8 (2010-06-04)

  • Fixed a bug where you could get “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.”

1.3.7 (2010-05-24)

  • Added support for settings a custom priority for the automatic button embedding.
  • Added support for automatically insert the button both before and after the article.

1.3.6 (2010-05-16)

  • Added support for entering a custom CSS style.
  • Added support for passing custom arguments from the template tag.

1.3.5 (2010-05-13)

  • Added an option to use the default Facebook height. Just leave the height option blank in the settings for this to take effect.

1.3.3 (2010-05-12)

  • Added support for entering a custom height for the like button, which can be used to trim excess whitespace after the button.

1.3.2 (2010-05-12)

  • Fixed a bug which could invalidate the RSS feed. Thanks to Simon Salt for the notification.

1.3.1 (2010-05-11)

  • Fixed versioning mistake.

1.3.0 (2010-05-11)

  • Added support for disabling the automatic inclusion of the Facebook Javascript SDK.
  • Added full Facebook language support.
  • Added support for Facebook Open Graph.

1.2.0 (2010-05-10)

  • Added support for entering a Facebook Application ID, enabling the comment box.

1.1.0 (2010-05-08)

  • Added option to choose permalink type. Good if you want the button outside the WordPress loop
  • Added help text to all settings on the options page to make it easier to know what to do
  • Added support for internationalization. To contribute a translation, contact me at the the plugin website.
  • Added option to choose to only show the like button on single posts.
  • Fixed Removed double URL encoding


  • Fixed problem with Internet Explorer


  • Choose between the xfbml or iframe embedding method (xfbml is default)
  • Choose the button text
  • CSS class description
  • Updated options screenshot to reflect the new settings


  • Made the plugin insert the button after the post by default
  • The options page is now much easier to use
  • Updated the options screenshot


  • Initial release