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How to set up facebook fanbox extension in magento store

Hi Magento folks, it’s been 2 weeks since the last tutorial free extension tutorial. I know this is a hot serie and you guys are waiting for the next one. The wait is over, today we continue with Set up facebook fanbox extension in magento store

Facebook is the most popular social networking site these days. To sell more products and connect to network citizens, many companies, organizations and stores have created their own Facebook fan page. But how to attract a lot of Facebook users to join you? We would like to introduce an easy way to achieve that goal; that is using Free Magento extension : Facebook fanbox.

Magento Facebook fanbox extension
Magento Facebook fanbox extension

What is Facebook Fanbox?

Facebook Fanbox is a extension that enables to show a box of your Facebook fanpage right on your website for customers to easily “like” and follow updates. The fanbox of your Facebook fanpage will appear right in your website, enabling visitors to click “like” to become a fan and keep up with your store’s updates.

Facebook Fanbox
Facebook Fanbox free magento extension

Features of Facebook Fanbox

  • Customize the size of the fanbox shown in the website
  • Set the number of fans to be displayed in the fanbox
  • Facebook fanbox is Open source 100%.
  • Easy to install and configure
  • Facebook fanbox has user-friendly interface

How to download and install

1. Download

Official source

http://www.magestore.com/magento-facebook-fan-box-extension.html

Magento Editions Compatibility: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7

2. How to install

  • Go to System/Cache Management ->Choose Enable and Submit
  • Use FTP client to upload or copy all folders in the zip package to your Magento site root folder.
  • Log in Magento administration panel , refresh cache
  • Go to System/ Magento Extensions/ License keys, put your license key
  • Log out admin panel and log in again
  • Go to front-end and try to process
3. How to configure this extension
Read the following userguide to learn how to configure Facebook Fanbox
Hope you will succeed!

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10 comments

  1. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment here. I will try to help if possible 🙂

  2. Hi Eric, will this extension slow down my magento site? I realize that sites with facebook fanbox installed usually have longer loading time.

    • Hi Mike, actually all facebook plugin will slow down your site a little bit because it takes a little time to finish loading facebook components. However this is not significant, so you shouldn’t worry about this. I tested on a same site with FacebookFanbox installed and not installed, the difference between loading time is only 0.3s, which is safe for every site

  3. Thanks for this tutorial, I follow your tutorial and the fanbox worked on my site. Look forward to more free magento extension tutorials like this one

  4. Can I select where to place the fanbox on my homepage?

  5. i didn’t receive the license key when i downloaded the fanbox, or should i insert magento license key?

  6. This tutorial is really good. Also with Magento Facebook app it is possible to build and setup a store on your facebook page.

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