How to get Facebook like and share count of a url using facebook api. Yes its quite simple and easy to get like, share , comment , click count etc using facebook api. In my previous post Custom Social Share Buttons Integration . will help you to create a facebook share button with custom styles, but that integration will loose the facebook share count, that can be achieved by using Facebook like and share count api.
lets check how to implement facebook like and share count of a given url.
Here i just give an example with PHP using simple xml parse option.
$url = 'https://www.facebook.com/Walkswithme'; $xml = simplexml_load_file("http://api.facebook.com/restserver.php?method=links.getStats&urls=".$url); $counts = $xml->link_stat->share_count; //share count echo "<pre/>"; print_r($xml);
Its quite simple and easy to integrate , it will also help you to show a counter just besides you custom facebook like or share buttons.
Thanks for reading.