Friday, September 7, 2012

Official Facebook Recommendations Bar Widget for Blogger / Blogspot

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Facebook Recommendations Bar

Facebook Introduced their brand new social social plugin called Facebook Recommendations Bar. It is Beta Plugins.
In this tutorial, we go to learn how to install Facebook Recommendations Bar in Blogger Blogs. This widget is more helpful to drive traffic from Facebook with and instant likes and related posts.

Preview

Official Facebook Recommendations Bar Widget Preview
OR
You can take a look at Right Bottom of this Page and see it’s action in Live!

How to Install the Official Facebook Recommendations Bar Widget?

In order to work the Facebook Recommendations Bar every blog should must have the Facebook Open Graphs meta tags.
I found the simplest and Working Facebook Open Graphs tags on GitHub gist. Thanks to pathawks.!
Add the Following code after <head> tag.
<!-- Begin Open Graph metadata -->
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
 <meta content='article' property='og:type'/>
 <meta expr:content='data:blog.title' property='og:site_name'/>
 <meta expr:content='data:blog.pageName' property='og:title'/>
 <b:if cond='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl'>
  <meta expr:content='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl' property='og:image'/>
 </b:if>
<b:else/>
 <meta expr:content='data:blog.title' property='og:title'/>
 <meta content='website' property='og:type'/>
</b:if>

<meta expr:content='&quot;en_US&quot;' property='og:locale'/>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.canonicalUrl' property='og:url'/>
<!-- End Open Graph metadata -->
  1. First Go to Facebook Recommendations Bar Official Page.
  2. Directly click the Get Code Button.
    Official Facebook Recommendations Bar Widget for Blogger / Blogspot step one
  3. Click on Create a new app Link
    Official Facebook Recommendations Bar Widget for Blogger / Blogspot step two
  4. Enter the App Name with your Blog Title and App URL with your Blog URL, like as below and Click Continue button.
    Official Facebook Recommendations Bar Widget for Blogger / Blogspot step three
  5. Enter Captcha Code Correctly and Click Submit button
    Official Facebook Recommendations Bar Widget for Blogger / Blogspot step four
  6. Then Click the Get Code Button once again.
    Official Facebook Recommendations Bar Widget for Blogger / Blogspot step five
  7. Copy the First JavaScript SDK code (First Box Code) and Encode the Code using This Tool
    Official Facebook Recommendations Bar Widget for Blogger / Blogspot step six
  8. Login to New Blogger Dashboard > Choose your Blog and Click the More Options Dropdown
  9. Select the Template > Click on Edit HTML > Proceed
  10. Check/Tick the Expand Template Widgets checkbox
  11. Search for <body> tag and place the Copied code After <body> tag.
  12. Facebook Recommendations Bar Customizations:
    You can customize the Facebook Recommendations Bar settings
Settings










Search for <data:post.body/> tag and place the following code after the
<data:post.body/> tag
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<div class="fb-recommendations-bar" data-trigger="onvisible" 
expr:data-href="data:post.url" data-read-time="30"
data-action="like" data-side="right" 
expr:data-site="data:blog.homepageUrl" 
data-num-recommendations="2">
</div>
</b:if>





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