Friday, April 6, 2012

Add Static Facebook Pop Out Like Box with Smooth Jquery Hover Effect

In this tutorial, I will show you how to add a cool floating Facebook like widget for Blogger that slides to the left on mouseover. Demo: You can see a static Facebook badge on the right side of this blog:

Adding Static Facebook Like widget on Blogger

Step 1. Log in to your Blogger account, go to "Template" and hit the "Edit HTML" button

Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code area and press the CTRL + F keys to open the search box:

Step 3. Search (CTRL + F) for this tag:
Step 4. Add the following code just before/above </head> tag:
<script src=""></script>
Step 5. Save the Template.

Step 6. Go to Layout > Add a new Gadget > select the 'HTML/JavaScript' gadget and paste the code below in the HTML box:
<style type="text/css">
#fbplikebox {
    display: block;
    padding: 0;
    z-index: 99999;
    position: fixed;
    background: #ffffff;

.fbplbadge {
    background-color: #3B5998;
    display: block;
    height: 150px;
    top: 50%;
    margin-top: -75px;
    position: absolute;
    left: -47px;
    width: 47px;
    background-image: url("");
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    overflow: hidden;
    -webkit-border-top-left-radius: 8px;
    -webkit-border-bottom-left-radius: 8px;
    -moz-border-radius-topleft: 8px;
    -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 8px;
    border-top-left-radius: 8px;
    border-bottom-left-radius: 8px;
<script type="text/javascript">
            var $dur = "medium"; // Duration of Animation
            w2b("#fbplikebox").css({right: -250, "top" : 100 })
            w2b("#fbplikebox").hover(function () {
                    right: 0
                }, $dur);
            }, function () {
                    right: -250
                }, $dur);
<div id="fbplikebox" style="display:none;">
    <div class="fbplbadge"></div>
    <iframe src=";width=250&amp;height=250&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color=%23C4C4C4&amp;stream=false&amp;header=false" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:250px; height:250px;" allowtransparency="true"></iframe>
Step 7. Replace YOUR-FACEBOOK-PAGE text with your Facebook fan page URL. Then, you will need to replace the following characters in the URL, as follows:

The  symbol with:
The  symbol with:
For example, the Facebook fan page of this blog is:
After replacing the above symbols, the Facebook fan page would look like this:
Other settings (optional):
- to change background color of the fan box, replace the #ffffff value in red. You can pick the favorite color using this Color Code Generator.
- to change the Facebook badge color, replace the #3B5998 color value with your own.
- to change the width and height of the Facebook box, change the values in red (250)

Step 8. Now you can save this static Facebook fan box widget - press the 'Save' button. Enjoy!

Credit goes to Harish (way2blogging)

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