- For help connecting to Fandom using your Facebook or Google account, see Help:Connecting social accounts.
Facebook and Twitter pages can be a great way to attract new editors to your community and to interact with your users!
Whether you want to discuss a new episode, talk about a recent game update, or just want to socialize, having a Facebook or Twitter account for your community is a great idea. Though creating the social account isn't the hard part, it is often far more difficult to get the news out about those pages. But what better way than to advertise it on the main page with a Facebook or Twitter widget?
Adding a Twitter timeline
While Fandom doesn't support Twitter widgets, adding a Twitter timeline to a page on your wiki is pretty simple. Just follow these steps:
- In source editing mode, write this:
<twitter screen-name="getfandom" />
- Replace 'getfandom' with the name of the Twitter feed (e.g. 'getfandom', 'BBCNews', 'EmWatson', etc.)
Of course, you may wish to tweak the layout and contents: we support many of the parameters listed in Twitter's documentation.
For example, if you wanted to set the "
height" as "
300" (pixels), you would write:
<twitter screen-name="getfandom" height="300" />
Or you might want to use the dark theme as well:
<twitter screen-name="getfandom" height="300" theme="dark" />
Adding Facebook widgets
With the following, you can include Facebook widgets anywhere on your site! The following examples make use of Fandom's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/getfandom, but you should use your community's Facebook page, or the Facebook page of your community's topic.
The 'Page plugin' is a versatile widget that can allow viewers to like a Facebook page, see which of their friends already like it, and view recent posts from the page. This widget should meet most of your needs around showcasing a Facebook page on your wiki!
The basic code looks like this:
<div class="fb-page" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/getfandom"></div>
This will generate a module that looks like this:
You can add parameters to the code to change additional elements:
data-show-posts="true"will show recent posts from the page
data-show-facepile="false"won't show the viewer's friends' faces
data-small-header="true"will make the cover image smaller, and
data-hide-cover="true"will hide the cover image completely.
For example, using some of those parameters:
<div class="fb-page" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/getfandom" data-small-header="true" data-show-facepile="false" data-show-posts="true"></div>
This generates a module that looks like this:
This allows users to embed Facebook videos in articles. There are further ways to customize the size of video displayed.
<div class="fb-video" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/getFANDOM/videos/358865301453749/" data-width="300" data-show-text="false"></div>
data-allowfullscreen="true"allows the video to be played in fullscreen mode.
data-autoplay="false"will stop the video playing automatically when the page loads.
data-width="300px"adjusts the width of the video container, in this case,
data-show-text="false"stops displaying the text from the Facebook post associated with the video.
data-show-captions="true"shows captions (if available) by default.
class="fb-video tright" (by
class="fb-video floatleft") gives a right-aligned (left-aligned) thumbnail embedded in the following paragraph (like here). Adding a caption to the thumb only works by grafting them on in nested tags:
<div class="tright"> <div class="fb-video" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/getFANDOM/videos/358865301453749/"></div><br><small>Caption here.</small><div>
- The Muppet Wiki has a box on the top right of their main page, and the page has over 36,000 likes! They share photos of their favorite characters, news about the Muppets, and ask fans to comment on posts.
- The Sims Wiki also has a very active Facebook community, with over 1,500 likes. Like the Muppet Wiki, the box is on the top right of the page so the box will be one of the first things new visitors see. The Sims Wiki actively uses their Facebook page to share news articles, but also informs their users of important on-wiki discussions.
I still can't work it out!
- A list of Fandom communities with Twitter accounts
- A list of Fandom communities with Facebook accounts
- More about Facebook Social Plugins