December 14, 2012 at 7:22 am #2366
I have tried to add 3 different plug ins to the simple catch theme and neither of them work. At all in fact. Is there an incompatibility issue? I have tried adding a text widget into the sidebar, and none of the plug ins worked. I have tried looking for the answer on youtube and it did not work. So, perhaps someone on this board can shine a light on my problem for me.December 15, 2012 at 3:46 am #2390
Simple Catch comes with it’s own Social network settings in the theme options. Just add your Facebook page into the social settings and the Facebook icon will show up in the header of your site.
Not sure which plugins you’ve tried. Are you trying to add Facebook buttons to your posts or your sidebar??
RonDecember 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm #2468
Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it. Yes, I realize that the social icons can indeed be included and will be found at the top right of the layout. That’s cool. But, I wanted to add in the sidebar a facebook widget to kind of add some eye candy to the site. Presently, the site is fun but my cousin wants to be able to add say an advertising panel, or a a sign up for a newsletter option. Can you suggest of a way to do achieve this with this template? I love the template. Just want to add some cool sidebar features, that’s all.December 21, 2012 at 6:11 am #2473
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I run a Facebook feed plugin in my sidebar. Is this something like what you want to do? (most of the things you mentioned can be done with widgets or plugin with “Catch” themes.
RonDecember 21, 2012 at 8:49 am #2475
I use a macbook pro with retina display….maybe my chrome settings are messed up or something but I can’t see this facebook widget you’re running….I’m gonna try on safari….December 21, 2012 at 8:50 am #2476
In fact, all I see is a link. That’s it.December 21, 2012 at 9:35 am #2477
All I can say is it works on my IPAD. Possibly you have some of your security settings on your MacPro set at a higher level.
No matter though – there are a “ton” of Facebook integration apps available through the Plugin menu item in your WordPress dashboard. Just go to Plugins>new> and put “Facebook” in the search field. Try out a few until you find the one you like. Most will integrate into your side bar via a widget. Some will place “Facebook” or social links into your posts/pages.
RonDecember 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm #2486SakinKeymasterDecember 21, 2012 at 7:01 pm #2499
Sakin: Thanks for the tip. I will indeed check on another computer. By the way, which Facebook widget did you use? Also, I use chrome and firefox to develop and design with on my macbook pro with retina display. Could YOU tell me what setting is causing me to not see this widget on my mac?December 21, 2012 at 10:38 pm #2501
I use “Facebook Like Box” – just do a search in your Dashboard >Plugin menu > new plugins. I use this plugin because you can use it in a page or as a widget in the sidebar. Small downside to these types of plugins – There is code on my server that requests data from Facebook and then displays on my page (Some times even Facebook servers can be slow – wait for the plugin to display Facebook data)
Re your Mac – sorry, although I have an IPAD, I’m not an Apple guy.
RonMarch 5, 2013 at 3:48 am #4661
Hi Ron and Sakin,
I installed a “Facebook Like Box” plug in and added it to my sidebar, but it only showed the top header, none of the box with the photos of fans, which is what I wanted.
Any sugguestions?March 5, 2013 at 6:17 am #4665
I use the Jetpack “Facebook Like Box” with the Streaming option checked. This shows your facebook page and streams latest posts as well as the latest poster (their picture)March 5, 2013 at 10:33 pm #4691
When I search plugins for “Jetpack Facebook Like Box” I don’t get any that say “Jetpack”. Could you tell me who the author is?March 5, 2013 at 10:53 pm #4692
Jetpack has approx 10 or so plugins within Jetpack. (You can turn them off or on as you wish) One of them is the “Facebook Like Box” Jetpack is actually a project that is part of WordPress. COM. Most of their stuff in Jetpack works perfectly fine in a stand alone WordPress site. All you need is your sign-up ID with WordPress.com and download the Jetpack plug-in. I don’t use them all – but some are very worth while. “Facebook Like Box” is one of those.March 5, 2013 at 11:09 pm #4695SakinKeymaster
@mwjohnston1: Jetpack is By Automattic, the company behind WordPress. See this link http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jetpack/
After you install the Jetpack plugin. You will get the Facebook Widget which you can add it in your sidebar.March 5, 2013 at 11:12 pm #4697
Thanks! In the process of doing that now.March 6, 2013 at 1:43 am #4700
That worked fine. Thank you.
Is there any way to put a widget on only one page’s sidebar? Or to incorporate a widget (say a contact form) into the main area of the page?March 6, 2013 at 2:16 am #4702
The widget did work, looks nice, but it is showing two photos for most of the people who have liked us. (Granted, we only have 22 at this point…is that why?) Is there any way to fix that?March 6, 2013 at 3:09 am #4705
It probably depends on your screen size, where you put it on your site – you could possible “force” size or display with some custom CSS – That’s Sakin’s expertise 🙂
Post the link to your site and I’ll wonder by – I can at least tell you if it’s a screen size thing. I know on my site, I get about 4 to 6 pictures of the “latest posters”
RonMarch 6, 2013 at 3:20 am #4706
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