6 Jan 2012

jQuery Popup Facebook LikeBox for Blogger

Posted by Mohammad Mustafa Ahmedzai at MyBloggerTricks.com:
This widget pops up a jQuery window containing Facebook likebox as soon as a new visitor arrives. This plugin can be added to both Blogger Blogs and Wordpress. I am using here the same jQuery effect introduced by sidhart in JQuery Popup Just Like Aweber Subscription Form. Lightbox effects like this one can be widely seen on many blogs now. It will help you increase your Facebook Fans greatly and our previous version will surely increase the number of your RSS subscribers. In my next tutorials I will make sure to make it more interactive with social media links and a complete version with everything you may need.
I will not be providing a DEMO for this because you can try it live in our HTML Editor to see how it works.

Tip: Copy the code given in step#4 and paste it inside this editor.

How It Works?
This popup appears only once to every new visitor. The ip address of the visitor is stored in browser cookie and as the page loads again the widget wont be called again for the same visitor thus eliminating the chances of bugging regular readers. Because of course it will look weird if the popup appears again and again on every pageview. It will appear both on homepage and sub pages depending which page the visitor is accessing. I have set the cookie refresh time to 30 days, which means that this lightbox will appear again for the same visitor after 30 days. We can easily set the number of days to prompt the visitors about your Facebook Fan page. Lets get straight to the one step installation process.

Add Facebook LikeBox inside jQuery Popup in Blogger:
I am discussing here steps for blogger but if you know how to deal simple HTML code then you can easily add it to your wordpress blog too.
  1. Go To Blogger > Design
  2. Click choose a gadget
  3. Select HTML/javascript widget
  4. Paste the following code inside it 

   ColorBox Core Style:
   The following CSS is consistent between example themes and should not be altered.
#colorbox, #cboxOverlay, #cboxWrapper{position:absolute; top:0; left:0; z-index:9999; overflow:hidden;}
#cboxOverlay{position:fixed; width:100%; height:100%;}
#cboxMiddleLeft, #cboxBottomLeft{clear:left;}
#cboxLoadingOverlay, #cboxLoadingGraphic{position:absolute; top:0; left:0; width:100%;}
#cboxPrevious, #cboxNext, #cboxClose, #cboxSlideshow{cursor:pointer;}
.cboxPhoto{float:left; margin:auto; border:0; display:block;}
.cboxIframe{width:100%; height:100%; display:block; border:0;}

   User Style:
   Change the following styles to modify the appearance of ColorBox.  They are
   ordered & tabbed in a way that represents the nesting of the generated HTML.
#cboxOverlay{background:#000;opacity:0.5 !important;}
        box-shadow:0 0 15px rgba(0,0,0,0.4);
       -moz-box-shadow:0 0 15px rgba(0,0,0,0.4);
        -webkit-box-shadow:0 0 15px rgba(0,0,0,0.4);
   #cboxTopLeft{width:14px; height:14px; background:url(http://imgboot.com/images/cybersidh/controls.png) no-repeat 0 0;}
   #cboxTopCenter{height:14px; background:url(http://imgboot.com/images/cybersidh/border.png) repeat-x top left;}
   #cboxTopRight{width:14px; height:14px; background:url(http://imgboot.com/images/cybersidh/controls.png) no-repeat -36px 0;}
   #cboxBottomLeft{width:14px; height:43px; background:url(http://imgboot.com/images/cybersidh/controls.png) no-repeat 0 -32px;}
   #cboxBottomCenter{height:43px; background:url(http://imgboot.com/images/cybersidh/border.png) repeat-x bottom left;}
   #cboxBottomRight{width:14px; height:43px; background:url(http://imgboot.com/images/cybersidh/controls.png) no-repeat -36px -32px;}
   #cboxMiddleLeft{width:14px; background:url(http://imgboot.com/images/cybersidh/controls.png) repeat-y -175px 0;}
   #cboxMiddleRight{width:14px; background:url(http://imgboot.com/images/cybersidh/controls.png) repeat-y -211px 0;}
   #cboxContent{background:#fff; overflow:visible;}
       #cboxLoadingOverlay{background:url(http://imgboot.com/images/cybersidh/loadingbackground.png) no-repeat center center;}
       #cboxLoadingGraphic{background:url(http://imgboot.com/images/cybersidh/loading.gif) no-repeat center center;}
       #cboxTitle{position:absolute; bottom:-25px; left:0; text-align:center; width:100%; font-weight:bold; color:#7C7C7C;}
       #cboxCurrent{position:absolute; bottom:-25px; left:58px; font-weight:bold; color:#7C7C7C;}
       #cboxPrevious, #cboxNext, #cboxClose, #cboxSlideshow{position:absolute; bottom:-29px; background:url(http://imgboot.com/images/cybersidh/controls.png) no-repeat 0px 0px; width:23px; height:23px; text-indent:-9999px;}
       #cboxPrevious{left:0px; background-position: -51px -25px;}
       #cboxPrevious.hover{background-position:-51px 0px;}
       #cboxNext{left:27px; background-position:-75px -25px;}
       #cboxNext.hover{background-position:-75px 0px;}
       #cboxClose{right:0; background-position:-100px -25px;}
       #cboxClose.hover{background-position:-100px 0px;}
       .cboxSlideshow_on #cboxSlideshow{background-position:-125px 0px; right:27px;}
       .cboxSlideshow_on #cboxSlideshow.hover{background-position:-150px 0px;}
       .cboxSlideshow_off #cboxSlideshow{background-position:-150px -25px; right:27px;}
       .cboxSlideshow_off #cboxSlideshow.hover{background-position:-125px 0px;}
/*   Facebook Likebox popup For Blogger
#subscribe {
    font: 12px/1.2 Arial,Helvetica,san-serif; color:#666;
#subscribe a,
#subscribe a:hover,
#subscribe a:visited {
.box-title {
   color: #F66303;
   font-size: 20px !important;
   font-weight: bold;
   margin: 10px 0;
border:1px solid #ddd;
box-shadow: 5px 5px 5px #CCCCCC;
line-height:25px; font-family:arial !important;
.box-tagline {
   color: #999;
   margin: 0;
   text-align: center;
#subs-container {
    padding: 35px 0 30px 0;
    position: relative;
a:link, a:visited {
.demo {
<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5/jquery.min.js'></script>
<script src="http://sidharth12.googlecode.com/files/jquery.colorbox-min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
   if (document.cookie.indexOf('visited=true') == -1) {
       var fifteenDays = 1000*60*60*24*30;
       var expires = new Date((new Date()).valueOf() + fifteenDays);
       document.cookie = "visited=true;expires=" + expires.toUTCString();
   $.colorbox({width:"400px", inline:true, href:"#subscribe"});
    <!-- This contains the hidden content for inline calls -->
        <div style='display:none'>
   <div id='subscribe' style='padding:10px; background:#fff;'>
        <h3 class="box-title">Receive all updates via Facebook. Just Click the Like Button Below<center><p style="line-height:3px;" >▼</p></center></h3> 
<iframe src="//www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fbloggertricks&amp;width=300&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color=%23ffffff&amp;stream=false&amp;header=false&amp;height=258" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:300px; height:258px;" allowtransparency="true"></iframe>
<p style=" float:right;  margin-right:35px;  font-size:9px;" >Powered By <a style=" font-size:9px; color:#3B78CD; text-decoration:none;" href="http://www.mybloggertricks.com">Blogger Widgets</a></p>

- Make this simple change:
  • Replace bloggertricks with your facebook username.
   5.   Hit the save button. Drag the widget to anywhere on your right sidebar.
   6. Click the orange save button towards top right.
done! Visit your blogs to see it poping up just beautifully. To review the widget just delete your browser cookies and refresh the page to see it appearing again.

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