I’ve been talking to a few people recently who are keen to integrate their new community website with Facebook, so their Facebook friends and contacts can keep up with activity on the website.
The easiest way to do this to first create a Facebook fan page for your website – Clare White created a simple instructional video on how to do this (above). Also check out this article on ‘Creating a Facebook Fan Page for your Blog‘, which takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a page and automatically feeding your website’s updates into it, so those who ‘like’ the page can read posts published on your website in Facebook.
Now you have your Facebook fan page linking to your website, it’s time to get your website linking to Facebook. To do this obtain a Facebook ‘badge’ from Facebook, which you’ll find by going to into ‘Edit Page’ and then ‘Marketing’. Select the option ‘Get a Badge’ and click on the ‘Other’ box that appears. Copy the HTML code in the box that appears and paste this into a simple text widget in the sidebar of your website.
Hey presto! You should now see a Facebook badge in the sidebar of your website. Also check out the WordPress Support post about Facebook Badges.