5 Powerful Facebook WordPress Plugins


If you are the owner of a WordPress blog and want to know the best Facebook plugin for WordPress in 2014 you are going to love this post.

Not a WordPress owner yet? Check out this guide I wrote about how to get up and running with a WordPress website in just 10 minutes. 🙂

I have built up several WordPress powered blogs in the social media niche so naturally I have installed plenty of Facebook plugins to figure out the best way to integrate my sites with Facebook.

This article explains five free Facebook plugins for WordPress that I use turbo-boost my blogs.

1. Official Facebook for WordPress Plugin

Downloads: 1,804,967


The Official Facebook for WordPress Plugin adds Facebook social plugins to your WordPress site.

In the comments below someone brought it to my attention that this plugin has not been updated in well over a year, and it only has a 2 star rating.

The plugin does have plenty of downloads, however I do not recommend using it.  I have tried using this plugin, only to soon after become frustrated with how it works and delete it.

Nonetheless I will share the features below.


  • Open Graph protocol markup optimizes your content for social sharing and rich story previews on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Mixi, and more.
  • Facebook Insights support for Facebook accounts associated with a Facebook application.
  • Add Likesend, and subscribe buttons to every post to help your site’s readers share content with friends or stay connected to future content shared by your site on Facebook.
  • Enable the Facebook Comments Box social plugin to encourage new comments from logged-in Facebook users and his or her Facebook friends. Comments associated with a post are sorted according to social signals including friend networks, most liked, or the most active discussion threads.
  • Recommendations Bar helps visitors discover additional content on your site by recommending posts and encouraging Like shares.
  • Recommendations Box suggests related posts in a configurable widget.
  • Mention Facebook friends and Facebook pages associated with a post.

2. Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox

Downloads: 91,269


The Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox is a lightbox that shades out your website while highlighting your Like Box.

Although I prefer to use a Lightbox to promote my newsletter, I have tested this method and it is very effective for getting new likes.

If you have a WordPress website with good traffic implement this plugin if you want to run up your fan count fast with new Facebook fans.

The settings for this plugin that can be adjusted are: the Like Box size, delay of the light box, and color of the back shade.

Below is an example of what this plugin can look like.


Want even more likes for your page? Check out this epic article for 50 great ways to get more Facebook page likes.

3. Facebook Share and Like Buttons

The plugin that I currently use that is at the top of this post is called Floating Social Bar.

The plugin I use for the Facebook and Twitter share buttons to the left of this page are from the plugin AddThis Smart Layers.


For the sharing buttons at the bottom of this post check out the plugin shareaholic.

Feel free to use it. 🙂

4. Facebook Thumb Fixer

Having a problem with your WordPress  featured image not showing up as your Facebook thumbnail image? This plugin is for you.

Facebook Thumb Fixer is for those who have the problem where sharing a post on Facebook shows the wrong (or no) thumbnail image.

It works by making sure the thumbnail is derived from the featured image of your post. If your post doesn’t have a featured image then it will use a fall-back image that you can specify.

The plug-in inserts the open graph meta properties, which Facebook and other social services look for when someone shares your page. These properties contain information about the page and of course the image you spec

5. Facebook Page Plugin

The Facebook Page plugin is developed by Facebook and is a great way to integrate your Facebook page with you WordPress site.

The reason I recommend this is because if you implement a Facebook Page Plugin you can get new likes for your page without having to send your traffic away from your site.

The page plugin also shows your call to action button if you have one enabled.

To create a page plugin you use the page plugin widget building tool shown below.


Facebook Page Plugins also give you the option to display friends faces, content from your page.

The best way to integrate the code you get is to copy and paste the code generated from the widget builder into a text widget in your sidebar.

I find that I get more new likes when I place my page plugin higher in my sidebar and above the fold.


Have you integrated any Facebook plugins with your WordPress blog?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Garin Kilpatrick is an Internet business developer and social media strategist. I also write about awesome marketing strategies at Marketing Strategy X.

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61 Responses to 5 Powerful Facebook WordPress Plugins

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  7. Teknolime September 8, 2018 at 3:56 pm #

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    • Smartponsel.id June 30, 2018 at 4:24 am #

      yes, it’s a great post ever
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      but honestly, there is one plugin that i never use it before…hehehe

  9. Andrew February 9, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    Hello, did you try this: https://wordpress.org/plugins/elfsight-facebook-feed/ ? I am a user of premium version and very happy with it yet. The app I would definitely recommend. Could you advise any autoposter from WordPress to Facebook? Which is the top one now and preferably, it should be free (but it’s not compulsory).

  10. nutuler December 29, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

    there is one plugin that i never use it before, its Facebook Thumb Fixer its something new for me.. thanks for the share..

  11. Media Handphone November 29, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

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  12. Selularena.com November 12, 2017 at 11:13 am #

    I used Facebook official wordpress plugin, and its cool.

  13. Hageuy.com November 3, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

    Good share, trying to implementing….

  14. Rancah Post November 3, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

    I just used this plugin Facebook Share and Like Buttons, its good for traffic.

  15. Dianisa.com September 6, 2017 at 2:52 am #

    thanks youu..

  16. Arsie August 22, 2017 at 1:00 am #


    Will using the Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox violate Google Adsense? I was told by some of my colleagues although I am not entirely sure. This is one of the reasons why I removed this plugin from my website.

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  18. Gregory Lucy April 27, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

    Hey there,

    Thanks for your nice article on “5 Powerful Facebook WordPress Plugins”. Hope users will get benefit from your helpful and information write-up.

  19. Muti February 11, 2017 at 6:35 pm #

    I’m using http://www.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-facebook-feed WordPress plugin to get facebook feed on to my wordpress site and its great

    • Santiago Laspoumaderes March 17, 2017 at 5:12 pm #

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      I use this plugin in my site :

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  20. Leo January 8, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

    Hey Garin

    Regarding the Facebook comments, they are great for social shares.

    So I am considering replacing my native wordpress comments system.

    My issue which may stop me is that google does not crawl the comments.

    Looking for a solution, and noticed there is a wordpress plugin that makes the comments crawable. Its called ‘Crawlable Facebook Comments’.

    Only thing is, its not been updated for 5 years and I’m not sure if it works anymore.

    The ‘SEO Facebook Comment’ plugin works, but its strange to have the native wordpress comments directly below the Facebook comments.

    Wondering if you have any recommendations for making Facebook comments on blogs crawlable?

  21. Lee Jong Min November 2, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

    Thank you, I’ve installed Facebook Page Promoter Like Box and it’s pretty cool.

    • Garin February 3, 2016 at 3:21 am #

      Thanks for your comment. Have you implemented the Get Facebook Likes plugin? I’m considering using the plugin but I want to see a live demo of it first.

  22. Jesssica Landon March 31, 2016 at 10:54 pm #

    Hi Garin,

    I liked your list of Facebook plugins. Its really hard to find WordPress plugins for Facebook that actually work. Thanks for sharing this. I currently use floating social bar plugin for social sharing. For contact form, I like WPForms Lite. It is much easier than Contact Form 7.


    • Garin March 31, 2016 at 11:00 pm #

      Hi Jessica,

      I know what you mean, Facebook is constantly changing so it is tough for developers to keep up.

      Thanks for sharing WP Forms Lite. It seems like a good option. Currently I am using the WordPress Jetpack plugin to power my WordPress web forms and it seems to work well.

      Cheers! 🙂

  23. Diego Delrossi March 30, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

    These are truly amazing concepts in on the topic of writing a blog. You have moved some diligent factors here. Any way keep up wrinting.

  24. samdani March 11, 2016 at 6:31 am #

    The matter is known to all of us that among the social media Facebook is the most popular and containing nice unique variation to visitors .
    After creating a site, for traffic this is very much essential to add some of Facebook button options those redirect the link to face book ultimately .
    And this is why there are a number of plugins to be used on the site . The plugins shared here help to make the site user friendly .
    Thanks for sharing these necessary plugins here .

    • Garin Kilpatrick March 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

      Thanks for your comment and compliment. Glad you enjoyed this post! 🙂

  25. Sergey February 15, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

    Here is another one (recently release) called Smart Facebook Page Like Overlay, also provides customizations and very easy to configure ( and good looking too ). https://wordpress.org/plugins/smart-facebook-page-like-overlay/

    • Garin February 16, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

      Hey Sergey, thanks for sharing this plugin! It seems powerful. I tried adding it to this blog but the like button showed up in a language I didn’t recognize. If you know were I can get an English version of this plugin please let me know. Thanks!

      • Sergey February 20, 2016 at 12:54 am #

        Hm, that’s wired. Could you please take screenshot of what you see when you install plugin and send it to wp-plugins [at] aquacrista.com along with your WordPress version. It could also be related to Site Language field of you installation, I assume it’s set to English? There is translation file included with plugin that translates it to Russian and I assume that translation takes over in your case, not sure why yet.

        Anyways, I’ll be glad to ping developers and resolve this issue.

  26. Pakistan Super League January 22, 2016 at 4:39 am #

    This was a Good Post. Helped me to select it for my Pakistan Super League Blog.

  27. Adi Omanović October 18, 2015 at 8:53 pm #

    thank you

  28. fiziesss October 8, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    Great list. This will made people simply integrate Facebook on their websites instead of going to Facebook Developers page

  29. Pantherius August 28, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    Amazing list, however the official Facebook plugin has been abandoned and doesn’t get any update since March, 2014

    If you looking for an up-to-date Facebook plugin, you may check Facebook Comment Slider here: http://codecanyon.net/item/facebook-comment-slider-for-wordpress/5166547

    It is an all-in-one plugin with Facebook Like Box, Comment Box and Fan Page Wall.

  30. Samer Moustafa August 16, 2015 at 6:20 am #

    Thanks for the great list of plugins really amazing listing, here is another plugin that could be useful for integrating facebook api with wordpress based site, it’s cheap as well imho :

  31. Hammo August 4, 2015 at 9:26 pm #

    Thank-you. I’m thinking a facebook comment plugin is the way to go when you enable commenting on your blog. Who doesn’t have facebook right?

  32. whathecoupon April 3, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

    Thanks for sharing these power tools Garin. I’m running a site and thinking of using one of them.

  33. Marti March 12, 2015 at 5:45 am #

    Great post Garin. It gave me a starting point for Facebooking my new website.

    I couldn’t get step 5 to work. I copied the code and pasted it into a text widget for my blog side bar and saved. It did nothing. there were two sets of codes and I didn’t know which to use, so I tried both out independently of each other, but no luck.

    Any ideas?

  34. sunflower March 2, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

    The like box isn’t working for my wordpress.com blog, do I need a paid WP for this to work? I get 2 codes, which one do I need to paste?

    • Garin March 2, 2015 at 8:08 pm #

      You need a self-hosted version of WordPress.org for any of these plugins to work.

  35. kevinonlinemarketingtips February 27, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

    Great info,
    I have used some of these facebook plugins and they are extremely powerful for generating more traffic to your blog, thanks for sharing 🙂

  36. kim January 28, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    Thank you for the article! Is that possible to not show the box to those who already like my page? Thanks!

  37. Anoop Kumar October 27, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    Need Help .. I want a WordPress Plugin for FB Comments. Please Reply as soon as possible .. #Thanks

  38. Waheed Murad October 30, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    Great Post Garin 🙂 i selected the first one to install in my blog.
    Thanks for it.

  39. marcelotulio September 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    Thanks tons!

  40. mickjrMick July 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    Handy post, tx, and just leaving a comment to check whether a login is mandatory with the FB Comments plugin.

  41. Ania Beker May 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm #


  42. cool March 29, 2013 at 9:57 am #



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