Are you looking for a way to display number of your Facebook fans in WordPress? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to display number of Facebook fans in WordPress.
All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:
<?php $page_id = "YOUR PAGE-ID"; $xml = @simplexml_load_file("http://api.facebook.com/restserver.php?method=facebook.fql.query&query=SELECT%20fan_count%20FROM%20page%20WHERE%20page_id=".$page_id."") or die ("a lot"); $fans = $xml->page->fan_count; echo $fans; ?>
"YOUR PAGE-ID" with your own Facebook Page-ID in the above code.
Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.
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