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XF 1.5 Facebook like button missing?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by MirandaSings, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. MirandaSings

    MirandaSings Active Member

    Hi. I know the notice the "like" button is missing.

    Why did it disappear? Do I need some addon for facebook integration? I wanna add my FB page to this.

  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Do you mean the Recommend button? AFAIK, there's never been a Facebook like button.

    In any case, it could be down to two things: Facebook sharing not being enabled or a style issue. Check on the default XenForo style and see if it shows up there.
  3. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    You can choose to make the button show either Recommend or Like in the Facebook Integration options in the ACP.

    Amaury likes this.
  4. MirandaSings

    MirandaSings Active Member

    They are both enabled, why does it only show "Tweet?"
  5. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Did you check on the default style?
  6. MirandaSings

    MirandaSings Active Member

  7. MirandaSings

    MirandaSings Active Member

    Just an update, I was able to get google running. Facebook still isn't being shown even when being enabled. Tweet doesn't have the twitter logo either. I also did a file health check if that helps and all files are present and correct. Tried disabling adblocker too, nothing helps :/..
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No problem here.


    Looks like an issue local to you - ISP or browser.
  9. wEbAddEr

    wEbAddEr Active Member

    I have the same problem, even with the default style.
    It disappear suddenly sin adding new addons.
  10. jamalfree

    jamalfree Active Member

  11. webducknj

    webducknj Active Member

    I'm also having this problem and have checked the site with both Firefox and Chrome.

    Facebook functionality is enabled under Options
    My account is linked to Facebook in External Accounts
    Everything passes the Facebook test in Tools
    No Facebook button though.

    With this forum (Xenforo) I see a Twitter/Tweet button and a Google+ button just below where I'm typing but no Facebook button.
  12. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    If you're not seeing it here either, that would seem to imply some issue between your browser and Facebook itself.
  13. webducknj

    webducknj Active Member

    what's interesting is that i didn't associate my twitter or google+ accounts with this Xenforo account yet I see those buttons.
    I've just deleted my FB app and redid it to get it to the latest API version but now it won't accept my website URL

    I also updated my three sites to the newest version of XF last night.
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You don't need to have your accounts associated for the buttons to show (or to click them).

    You will be prompted to log in to the associated social network account if you click on them.
  15. webducknj

    webducknj Active Member

    It's interesting that I associated my FB account to my account here and now the FB "Recommend" button is at the bottom of the page.

    Does anyone know if there's a time lag between when you like something at your own XF forum site and when it appears on your FB timeline?

    I'm slowly working through my issues and the FB "Like" button is now appearing on my site and I'm able to like a post but it still isn't appearing on my FB page.. Maybe these transactions are processed at some set interval and are not submitted instantaneously?
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It should be instant.

    Visit your FB profile page and you should see it there.
  17. webducknj

    webducknj Active Member

    OK, everything seems to be working but while Firefox isn't working, Chrome is fine.

    Posts are appearing instantaneously. :)

    For what it's worth, for everyone else that might see this, when you click "Like" or "Recommend" (depending on how you have it set) a dialog window will open that lets you add a comment before the action is finalized and the post is submitted to your Facebook Page. To submit it the choices are "Close" or "Add a Comment"...."Close" appears to make the button in your Xenforo site show that you liked it but it doesn't appear to submit the post to Facebook while "Add a Comment" completes the process and sends the post to Facebook whether you added anything in the dialog box or not.

    Thanks for the help!
  18. webducknj

    webducknj Active Member

    Another interesting twist, I'm at my office now and the Facebook integration works on Firefox and Safari but not Chrome. Earlier, at home I was on my Windows 8.1 laptop but in the office i have an iMac.

    I'd be hard pressed to believe that this is a browser issue and not something in Xenforo that is causing the instability and now that I'm about to present it to our membership I have to preface everything with "this may or may not work but when it does it's great!"

    Something of a buzzkill, no?
  19. webducknj

    webducknj Active Member

    For the heck of it I just tried my second desktop in my office, a late model HP with windows 8.1.......Firefox worked and MS Edge browser worked.

    Now I'm really confused.

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