Facebook stops supporting Like Box Plugin. Upgrade your Facebook Like Box for Joomla to avoid possible display errors

On June 23rd 2015 Facebook stops supporting Like Box Plugin. All Like Box Plugins will fall back to Facebook Page Plugin. It is likely that some display errors will occur. But we are not going to leave you alone with this problem. Here is a new free Joomla module to help you safely move to Facebook Page Plugin.

What Facebook is doing and how it may affect my Joomla?

Release of new version of Facebook Graph API (2.3) made Facebook Like Box deprecated. Facebook stops supporting Like Box Plugin (together with Recommendations Feed, Facepile, and Activity Feed) on June 23rd 2015. According to Facebook website, Like Box Plugin will automatically fall back to Page Plugin on this day. However, not all settings of those two plugins are compatible. That is why, it is likely that some display errors may occur on your Joomla website. The scale of this issue is yet difficult to predict, but our developers suggest that in certain cases Facebook plugin may be displayed in a wrong way or even not be visible at all. Because of that we suggest manual upgrade from Facebook Like Box to Facebook Page Plugin.

How to upgrade Perfect Facebook Like Box Sidebar?

As Perfect Facebook Like Box Sidebar has been downloaded more than 100 000 times and is used on approximately 500 000 websites we have prepared an easy upgrade solution. We have developed a free Facebook plugin for our Everything in Everyway platform. It’s called Perfect Facebook Page Plugin in Everyway. It is compatible with all Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3 versions. All your Perfect Facebook Like Box Sidebar module instances and compatible settings will be copied to Perfect Facebook Page Plugin in Everyway automatically when you upgrade.

If you use both Perfect Facebook Like Box Sidebar and Perfect Popup Box. Upgrade Perfect Popup Box according to this instructions and then upgrade Perfect Facebook Like Box Sidebar following steps below.

What do I have to do?

  • Download new module here
  • Backup your Joomla
  • Go to your Joomla backend and install the module
  • Check if existing modules and settings where copied properly
  • Uninstall Perfect Facebook Like Box Sidebar
  • Adjust your module configuration to the new look of Facebook Page Plugin
  • Keep yourself informed on future changes by subscribing to our newsletter or following us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  • Let others know by sharing this post with your Joomla friends, customers and community

What to do if I use any other Facebook Like Box extension for Joomla?

If you are using any other Facebook Like Box extension for Joomla you may try to contact the extension developer as there may be some update available. Nonetheless, you are more then welcome to use Perfect Facebook Page Plugin in Everyway for free. However, we won't be able to copy your module instances and setting, so you will need to configure it manually.

What would the steps be then?

  • Download Perfect Facebook Page Plugin in Everyway here
  • Backup your Joomla
  • Go to your Joomla backend and install the module
  • Unpublish your existing Facebook Like Box extension
  • Configure Perfect Facebook Page Plugin in Everyway module
  • Uninstall your existing Facebook Like Box extension
  • Keep yourself informed on future changes by subscribing to our newsletter or following us on Twitter, Facebook or Google++
  • Let others know by sharing this post with your Joomla friends, customers and community

What to do if I have pasted Facebook Like Box code to my Joomla?

If you just pasted Facebook code somewhere on your website you need to go to Facebook Developers website, generate new code and replace the current code with a new one. The other option is to replace your code with Perfect Facebook Page Plugin in Everyway for free. This time you’ll need to configure it from scratch. But from now on you will be able to use upgrade tools we provide every time Facebook makes a major change on there side.

What should you do to use our free Facebook Module for Joomla?

  • Download Perfect Facebook Page Plugin in Everyway here
  • Backup your Joomla
  • Remove the old Facebook code
  • Go to your Joomla backend and install the module
  • Configure Perfect Facebook Page Plugin in Everyway module
  • Keep yourself informed on future changes by subscribing to our newsletter or following us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  • Let others know by sharing this post with your Joomla friends, customers and community

Is there any support available?

Generally there is no support for our free Joomla extensions, but you can post a comment below. We will address the most critical issues between regular support work.