I was looking into how to add a FaceBook Like button to pages on my own web site. I found the form to create buttons easily enough but when I tried to use it I got a message saying that I need to verify my FaceBook account first.
I looked up how to verify my account and it said that I need to supply either my mobile phone number or credit card number to verify the account. Unfortunately neither of those options will actually accept “NONE” as acceptavble values.
Does anyone know what someone without a mobile phone or credit card is supposed to enter in orcer to verify their FaceBook account?
I did try entering my regular phone number and it accepted that but the next page asks for a confirmation code to be entered and no one rang me to tell me what that code is.
I’ve added Like buttons before and not heard of this kind of thing, but I guess I haven’t done it for my own FB account (only for clients, though no one has mentioned the verification thing). Your Like button seems to work anyway, as I tried clicking it. Maybe you can just ignore it?
Eek! Never thought I’d see Felgall using an iframe.
There is other code you can add to your page to show how many times it’s been liked, and adds a link to FB to that specific page. Is that what you mean? It’s pretty simple code. You just need a way to grab the current page URL.
Thanks again Ralph. That code does what I was wanting it to do.
Of course I still can’t verify my FaceBook account and so anywhere else that requires a verified FaceBook account is still going to reject me. Of course looking at the way FaceBook is set out I have reached the conclusion that no real people were involved in the creation of such a jumbled mess. Those responsible for creating FaceBook are obviously Bots as the pages are obviously designed so that only a Bot can find anything on their site.
As a website designer I have been able to easily add the ‘like’ button to my clients websites. Just tried to do it today and it’s asking me to ‘verify as a developer’ which requires either my mobile number or credit card. I’m not keen on providing either.
I’m finding Facebook so frustrating as processes keep changing all the time. Previously there was a way to ‘customise’ the page for business clients and I find that has now changed and not supported anymore.
Hi Ralph and felgell…same issue i am also facing with my facebook like button.
I don’t know a lot about SSI, so sorry that I can’t help you on that.
However using PHP, you would only need a few lines of very simple code to personalize the button. I would store the text of the page title and the metadescription in a variable and then output these values in the Facebook code.
In addition to that I would probably store the code of the button itself in a separate file and integrative it in the page via include. As Facebook changes quite often this would make it easy to modify the code of button without having to do a search and replace on all the files of your site.
Thanks for your reply…but it doest not worked…I tried alomost everything…but i am jealous about some websites like this - http://festivals.iloveindia.com/navratri/date.html (like fb button at bottom) because they have done the same thing with static html webpages but the burning question for me is HOW ??? Can’t anyone tell me how they have done this…like fb button at the bottom
Can you please help in in this ?? Thanks a lot for your help…guys