How to get Facebook likes count of a page using Graph API

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Facebook’s graph API is the simplest way to get the like count of a Facebook page. Using the following code snippet you can grab the like count of a particular Facebook page and display it on your website.

All you need to do is pass Username or id of the page,

//Get Facebook Likes Count of a page
function fbLikeCount($id){
	//Construct a Facebook URL
	$json_url =''.$id.'';
	$json = file_get_contents($json_url);
	$json_output = json_decode($json);
	//Extract the likes count from the JSON object
		return $likes = $json_output->likes;
		return 0;
//This Will return like count of CoffeeCupWeb's Facebook page
echo fbLikeCount('coffeecupweb');

Useful Read: How to Add the Facebook Like Box / Fan Box in WordPress


    • You need to create a Facebook app and pass your app id and app secret with the URL.
      Replace the following line.
      $json_url =’’.$id.”;
      $json_url =’’.$id.’?access_token={your_app_id}|{your_app_secret}’;


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