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How do I link my Facebook Like button to my Facebook Page?

If you purchased or upgraded your Big Cartel theme after 29th November 2011, please refer to Aarcade Support instead of the following article.

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Later theme versions may include a primary custom option for changing your Facebook Like button association, for example:

{% assign shop_facebook_like_links_to_your_facebook_url = 'no' %}

The following instructions are provided for themes that do not have this option.


Your Big Cartel theme shop-wide Facebook Like button, typically displayed in the footer, will be linked to your shop URL by default. This means that all Like’s via this button will display detail from, and be counted under, your Shop Home Page.

This article covers the necessary changes to have this Facebook Like button be for, and counted under, your Facebook Page instead of your Shop Home Page.

Edit Layout Page Code

Navigate to the Design > Pages section of your shop admin and click the page titleĀ Layout.

Layout Page

Accessing the Layout page code

On the following page, scroll through the text box content until you find the following line of code. If necessary, use your web browser’s find text function, typically located in your Edit > Find browser menu, and search for “facebooklike“.

{% if display_footer_facebook_like == 'yes' %}<span><iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href={{ store.url }}&amp;layout=button_count&amp;show_faces=true&amp;width=90&amp;action=like&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;height=21" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:90px; height:21px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe></span>{% endif %}

Locate the section of this code that reads {{ store.url }} and change it to {{ your_facebook_url }}:

{% if display_footer_facebook_like == 'yes' %}<span><iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href={{ your_facebook_url }}&amp;layout=button_count&amp;show_faces=true&amp;width=90&amp;action=like&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;height=21" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:90px; height:21px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe></span>{% endif %}

Note that we are not using your_facebook_url as an indication of where to add your Facebook Page URL, but instead you literally add the code {{ your_facebook_url }} exactly as it is written here.

Your code should now look similar to this:

Facebook Like URL

Click the Save button once you have finished editing your Layout page code.

Confirm Your Custom Options

Confirm your primary custom options are set appropriately to activate your Facebook Like button. For example:

{% assign your_facebook_url = 'http://facebook.com/this-is-my-page' %}


{% assign display_footer_facebook_like = 'yes' %}

Last Modified: 16th December, 2010

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