This week I’m deep in the process of converting a variety of PHP/MySQL backed sites (mostly Joomla and Symfony 1.4) over to Octopress, mostly because I don’t want to deal with the overhead of running MySQL (In the past, I’ve had to upgrade my Slicehost VPS in order to keep MySQL from hanging). Some of the pages had a little Facebook likebox included with them to collect likes. My search for an Octopress aside that would create a likebox was fruitless, so I made one.
How it works
Basically there is a plugin (
likebox.rb) and an aside (
likebox.html). To use the plugin/aside you move the files into their respective correct locations, then modify the default layout to load the
likebox.rb plugin if Facebook likebox configuration is detected in
likebox.html works correctly.
Check it out on github: octopress-facebook-likebox