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(NE) Add Facebook Chat Plugin 2.0.1

15.00 GBP · Renewal Term: 6.00 GBP/year

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What is it?

This adds Facebook's "Chat plugin" functionality to your site, allowing your configured visitors to initiate Facebook Chats with your Facebook page.


Simple - it adds the code provided by Facebook to your theme without the need to edit the theme itself. All you have to do is provide your Facebook Page ID to the resource's settings.

But how do I do that?

Well, first you do the following (correct at the time of posting this, and will be updated as and when Facebook change their instructions):

  • Go to your Facebook page
  • In the 'Manage Page' column, locate and click 'Meta Business Suite'
  • On the resulting page, ensure you are on your desired page - there is a dropdown at the top listing pages, just in case you have multiple pages
  • Click 'Inbox'
  • Click the cog icon in the top-right, then click 'View all settings'
  • Click 'Chat Plugin'
  • Click 'Set up, then 'Standard' and then follow the prompts to:
    • Set your language
    • Add your site domain (include test domains, if needed)
    • Copy the code (you'll need this soon)
    • Paste the code (pretend you've done it, and click 'Finish')
  • You can configure the chat plugin further, if you wish, via the 'Customise your Chat plugin' section
  • Then you look at that copied code, find the line that contains the 'page_id'
chatbox.setAttribute("page_id", "123445523342432376");
  • The series of numbers in there is, surprise surprise, your Facebook Page ID: 123445523342432376
  • So copy it and add it in the relevant field in the resource's settings in the ACP.
  • While you are at it, also grab the version number from the code
version          : 'v16.0'
  • The value (example: 16.0) can be added in the relevant fiel in the resource's settings in the ACP if it is higher than the default value already present.


Changelog up to and including v2.0.1



Note: this is a completely optional upgrade - the update made can be performed manually by editing the settings provided by the resource.


  • updated "Facebook code version" value to 17.0.




  • Plugin has been converted to an application.
    • settings from plugin will be migrated over into the application.
    • plugin version will be uninstalled via the background queue.


  • Enforced usage of v16.0 of the Facebook functionality.
    • future releases of this resource will upgrade this setting as and when required.


  • Fixed an issue where the "Where to show?" setting wouldn't display the configured chosen value, defaulting to 'Everywhere' each time.
  • Fixed an issue where JS errors were visible in the browser developer console if the resource wasn't configured with a Facebook Page ID.




  • Tested & compatible with IPS 4.7


  • Changed default value of 'Facebook code version' inline with current version display in Facebook's configuration code
  • Added tabs to settings to separate some items


  • None




  • Added a new setting to allow easy modification of the version number for the Facebook code, as and when FB release a new version.


  • NEW
    • Added a setting to control display of the chat plugin in specific applications only (defaults to all applications, and includes 3rd-party apps)
    • None
    • None





What's New in Version 2.0.1



  • "Update check URL" populated with a new endpoint URL.

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