Get number of likes of your/any Facebook page via PHP

January 24, 2012
By Bogomil Shopov
3 Comments
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If you want to use somewhere the number of people who likes your fan page, here’s the way to do that:

Create
Create a new basic application from here. Just enter some data and you will receive AppID and Secret keys.

Download
Download the PHP library to work with Facebook API.

git clone https://github.com/facebook/php-sdk.git

Write

require('php-sdk/src/facebook.php');
$facebook = new Facebook(array(
	'appId' => '000000000', // put appID here - see Create section
	'secret' => '0000c000c000c000c', //put your secret key here - see Create section
	));
$zt = $facebook->api('/ZeroTurnaround'); // my Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/ZeroTurnaround
echo $zt['likes'];

Done

Bogomil Shopov

I care about privacy, ethical design, and freedom in many aspects. I spend 20+ years working as a web developer and architect, analyst, manager, and product owner/manager in different environments, several countries, and multiple software industries like Healthcare and Hospitality. I wore many hats, and I use the knowledge gathered to optimize the flow of value across complex systems.

3 Comments

  • AJ

    February 16, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    What if i have to get the number of like from a page that is not on Facebook.

    For eg. I have a like button for a page on my website and i want to grab the number of likes of that page. How can that be done?

    Reply
  • garima

    March 7, 2017 at 10:33 am

    when i run the file it says facebbok class not found

    Reply
  • ravi parmar

    April 14, 2017 at 9:19 am

    git clone https://github.com/facebook/php-sdk.git not available on github
    please provide file

    Reply

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