Introducing Facebook Widgets: Add Like Buttons, Video, Feed, Comments & More

We've just launched a powerful new set of Elementor features: Facebook Widgets. These widgets allow you to get more shares, Likes & interactions on social media.

It's hard getting those Likes, shares and engagement on social media.

So how can you have a bigger social media impact? (other than pouring more cash into Facebook ads)

Luckily, we are now introducing our new Facebook Widgets. This pack of widgets will turn your site into a lean mean social sharing machine. These are the best tools to grow your business in Facebook, and they are available right now in Elementor Pro.

The Facebook Widgets set saves you from both dealing with pesky Facebook embed codes, as well as from a handful of Facebook integration plugins that cram up your WordPress site.

Using the new widgets allows you to increase your organic social engagement automatically, without any extra work on your side.

Perfect Time For Facebook Engagement

Did you know that Facebook engagement is getting harder and harder to attain?

According to BuzzSumo, the average number of engagements with Facebook posts has dropped more than 20% since January 2017. 

This is why this is the perfect time to hook your site to Facebook. Let's take a closer look to examine how these new widgets work to boost your social presence.

Facebook Page Feed (Previously Like Box)

Place your Facebook page in a Like box across your website, to get more Likes and followers. Your visitors will be able to Like and share your page without leaving your site. You can choose from a timeline, events or message display.

Where to use: Put it in your sidebar 

Benefit: Get more Likes to your Facebook page

Facebook Like Button

Add a Like button in posts, so your visitors are encouraged to Like your content on Facebook. This button also allows you to share the page's Like count, adding an important trust element to your site's content. By setting the Facebook button to Follow, your visitors can Follow your Facebook page or profile. 

Where to use: Put it above and below your blog posts

Benefit: Get more Likes to your posts

Facebook Comments

Interact with your readers, by letting them comment on posts through their Facebook accounts. This makes comments more personal and easy to use, no registration needed. You can order the comments by time, reverse time or social relevance ranking.

Where to use: Place it under your blog posts. Can also work well for landing pages as a way to show social proof

Benefit: Get more comments on your blog

Facebook Posts Embed

Wrote a Facebook post that resonated among your followers? Share it on your site along with some explanations and remarks.

Where to use: When you want to spin off a successful Facebook, post and write commentary about it on your blog

Benefit: Generate more engaging content on your blog

Facebook Video Embed

According to the BuzzSumo article we previously mentioned, videos now gain twice the level of engagement of other post formats on average. Share your videos on your sites to get them to perform even better and get more views.

Where to use: This is another way to generate creative blog content

Benefit: Get more interactions for your Facebook videos

Facebook Embed Comments

Embed comments from Facebook to your website. Got a supportive testimonial? You can even share it on your Checkout, to get the social proof you need to gain your site visitor's trust.

Where to use: Checkout pages, landing pages and every other page where your goal is to get conversions

Benefit: Get social proof for your products / services

Facebook SDK Integration

The Social Suite also includes integration with the Facebook SDK. This feature is meant for advanced users, so if it seems like I'm talking alien language simply continue to the next section.

If you are a developer that uses Facebook SDK, there are 3 key points to follow:

  1. For comment moderation, it is important to activate the Facebook SDK through the Elementor settings page.
  2. Don't forget to add your domain name to your App Domains.
  3. Using the field I just mentioned specifies a Facebook app ID as the managing entity, which lets administrators moderate comments. Doing this enables a moderator interface on Facebook where comments from all plugins administered by your app ID can be easily moderated together.

Get More Social Traffic

You might be wondering how these widgets help you get more social engagement and traffic. Here are just a few points that clarify the importance of using these widgets.

Make your site more dynamic and interactive

By embedding these Facebook elements, your visitors can get a much more dynamic and interactive user experience.

Interact with your visitors beyond regular comments

Using the Facebook widgets, people can comment, Like, share and interact in a much easier way.

Get social proof for your business

By embedding comments, videos and other elements you are providing social proof for your visitors, this way increasing their trust.

Increase your Facebook page exposure

By using Facebook widgets you can leverage your current traffic to grow your social media audience and presence.

Reuse and re-purpose content from Facebook

Wrote a long and carefully crafted Facebook post? Re-purpose it by embedding it and adding some remarks about why you wrote it.

Previous Social Widgets

Social media features are not a new thing in Elementor. We cannot properly review this subject without mentioning two powerful social features already inside Elementor, one belonging to the free version and the other to Pro.

The Social icons widget allows you to add social icons that link to your various social media pages, allowing your visitors to subscribe to your update in a variety of places.

The Share buttons widget is a flexible multi-design widget that allows you to add sharing buttons that come in a huge variety of designs you can choose from.

Optimized Loading & Mobile Responsive

Like any other script, Facebook Widgets could have a negative impact on loading speed. That's why we've made sure the script will start running only after the DOM is loaded. This is the best way to ensure your visitor gets a great user experience.

Elementor's Facebook widgets are also 100% mobile responsive, and adapt to the screen they are displayed on.

The Future of Elementor Social

You can use the new Facebook widgets inside a single page, or embed them in the sidebar and other areas that run across your site. The future of Elementor, however, will open whole new possibilities of embedding these and other widgets much more easily across your site.

Which of the new social features will you be using first? Let me know in the comments below.

About the Author

Ben Pines

Ben Pines is Elementor's CMO. He has been in the online marketing industry for over 10 years, specializing in content marketing. WordPress has been Ben's platform of choice since the time when it was only used to blog.

39 Responses

  1. They don’t show up in Google chrome for me. ( chrome 60.0.3 ) I am not running any ad blockers. It’s working in Edge and Safari.

  2. Great new feature. I’m a little confused about the Facebook Comments feature. I can understand dropping in a single comment or a post with related comments. But in the image above and in the video, it just shows that you can add a place for a commenting widget but they aren’t related to anything. But where do the FB comments end up in my FB page? What are they related too? A particular post? Again, in the image and your video, you just drop in a blank “unrelated” comment box. But again, since they are connected to FB, where do they end up in FB? It seems similar to say, Disqus but because it’s being “powered” by FB, where does it end up in FB? OK, I’ve asked it 3 different ways – just trying to be clear. Thx!

    1. Wanted to add, I tested/viewed this post in a number of browsers and found out that, the widgets do not work in Vivaldi and also Ghost Browser (both of which are Chrome based). But when I viewed the post in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Brave browsers, they all showed up fine.

  3. what to say about this plugin? I would say sensational !!!!

    I love the elemental.

    can I make a request?

    is it possible to upgrade, to export the pages in html?

    is it possible to upgrade, to create beautiful menus?

    thanks

  4. What can I say? Simply incredible! I hope you guys know this has all social networks, because this week a client asked me if it is possible in the face, and now it is, and in Instagran, but, congratulations to the entire Elementor team, you are perfect!

  5. Great Article, great update, great plugin! Will elementor be compatible with social network plugins such as DolphinPro, Elgg, SocialEngine or even Buddypress ? Would LOVE to see this implemented 🙂

  6. Ben : I’m having a problem putting my Facebook Feed in my footer. I added the widget to a page entered my FB URL and it popped up. Then I saved it to my Elementor Library and put it in Footer Widget 4 and…nothing . Kindly let me know what am I doing wrong ?

  7. can you make a “post slider” ?

    I love the slider of elementor pro, but i need one slider for post, in this moment i use slider revolution, but i dont really like it.

    if you can add this option to your slider, would be awesome.

  8. Well done guys. I am impressed you’ve kept your promise to deliver more for those who choose to support you. The way this is headed, I’ll not just use Elementor on my shores, I’ll make it a standard for clients to!

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