There are mainly 10 ways you can integrate your Website with Facebook:
- Like Button -
The Like button lets users share pages from your site back to their Facebook
profile with one click. When the user clicks the Like button on your site, a
story appears in the user’s friends’ news feed with a link back to your
- Send Button -
The Send button allows your users to easily send your content to their
friends. It’s different from the Like button in that the content sent between
friends is communicated via a Facebook message and not, by default, through a
public news feed posting as a “Liked” item would be. This button is great for
content that might be better served individually.
- Comments -
The Comments plugin lets users comment on any piece of content on your site.
This plugin is especially handy for sites that are not built on top of a
content management system (CMS) that already has comment threads built in.
- Activity Feed -
The Activity Feed plugin allows you to show users what their friends are
doing on your site through Likes and Comments. This is basically a listing of
the most recent activity people have undertaken on your website (provided, of
course, that these people also happen to be Facebook friends with the
visiting user looking at the feed).
- Recommendations -
The Recommendations plugin lets you give users personalized suggestions for
pages on your site they might like. These “personalized” recommendations are
compiled automatically by the plugin, using information from the most common
activity on your site.
- Like Box -
The Like box enables users to Like your Facebook page and view its stream
directly from your website. You can toggle the stream of your Facebook page
on or off with this plugin as well, so you have the option of showing a more
detailed look into the types of content users can expect to see from your
page when they commit to becoming a fan by clicking “Like.”
- Login Button -
The Login button lets you show profile pictures of the user’s friends who
have already signed up for your site in addition to a login button. This is
only useful if you’re also going to add in a Registration function (below),
which allows you to create a community of website users who are logged into
your site (with their Facebook credentials).
- Registration -
The Registration plugin allows users to easily sign up for your website with
their Facebook account. The registration process is simple for users, and
generally includes input fields that are pre-filled with the users’ personal
information if they are already logged into Facebook in another tab. This
decreases the barrier to entry of signing up and becoming a user (and
therefore a member of your community), because the pre-filled form takes one
click to submit (whereas a typical account registration form has several
blank fields to consider, plus that pesky process of creating a new login and
password to remember!).
- Facepile -
The Facepile plugin lets you display the Facebook profile pictures of users
who have Liked your page or have signed up for your site. However, it only
displays the pictures of a user’s friends (that the user is connected to on
the network). It’s a visually appealing way to display the pictures of a
user’s friends, especially coming in handy to surprise a visiting user when
he suddenly sees his friend in an image on your site, realizing that his
friend also likes the site.
- Live Stream -
The Live Stream plugin lets your users share activity and comments in real
time as they interact during a live event. This plugin is similar to the
Comments social plugin in that a visitor to your website can leave a comment
on a page and also post that comment to his or her Facebook profile.
⇒ Adding Facebook Like Button to Website
⇐ Why Facebook Need Your Phone Number
⇑ General Questions on Facebook
⇑⇑ Facebook - Frequently Asked Questions