The Simpl Facebook Module is a light-weight Joomla module designed to ease the use of Facebook Social Plugins in Joomla. It does not require massive amounts of processing overhead and does not include any Java other than what is required by Facebook. The module allows users to seamlessly integrate a Pages, Like Button, Send Button, Follow Button, Custom Follow Icons and Comments Box, all in one module! It also includes all of the standard options right in the module's admin interface. In addition, there is a 'responsive' option for Facebook Like Boxes on mobile-optimized websites. In addition, there is a 'responsive' option for Facebook Like Boxes on mobile-optimized websites. Other features include language selector, German translation for back-end, background colors, padding, rounded borders, colored borders or even no borders! Simpl also features a German translation for the back-end.
If you're interested in having Simpl translated for your native language and would like to get involved, please contact me here: http://briancoale.com/contact/
NOTE: Updating in the Extension Manager for Joomla! 3 no longer supports versions earlier than 3.4, but they should still work if you download them directly from the website.
*** IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PAGES ***
With the release of Facebook “Pages” Facebook now strictly enforces a width range of 150 — 500 pixels. Changing width values or setting the plugin to “Responsive” will not circumvent this limitation! Unlike the Like Box, which has now been deprecated, this handicap can not be overridden. Please contact Facebook directly with any concerns about this limitation.
The extension is completely non-commercial and no registration is required to download it. Enjoy!
*** New In This Version! ***
> Addresses an issue where the Pages plugin does not fit the width on responsive layouts. Not that Facebook's restriction of 180 - 500 pixels still applies, as Facebook controls how the pages plugin is rendered (i.e. the restriction can not be overridden by this module). Please contact Facebook with any concerns about this restriction.
> Addresses major changes to Facebook Social Plugins platform
> Like Box has been replaced by Pages
> New reference & kid-directed options added to buttons
> Color Scheme not supported by Pages
> Pages only supports widths from 150px — 500px
> Rendering methods no longer needed
> Fonts no longer supported
> Major changes to code to fully support new platform
> Bugfixes - more than one plugin of the same type can now be displayed on the same page (e.g. 2 Like Boxes, etc.).
> Bugfixes - Module CSS Suffix now properly implemented (Custom CSS styles will work now).
> Cleanup - Removed redundant/unnecessary code.
> Feature - Replaced Custom Image text field with media manager image uploader/chooser (Joomla! 2.5.x version only, feature already present in Joomla! 3.3.x version).
> Feature - Replaced Background & Border color text field with graphical color chooser (Joomla! 2.5.x version only, feature already present in Joomla! 3.3.x version).
> Bugfixes - Responsive layouts for comment boxes work properly now.
> Language selector for front-end language display (under advanced tab)
> German language translation for back-end (special thanks to our friends in Germany!)
> Comments moderation (when used with Simpl Facebook Comments Helper plugin)