Tassos Marinos Developer of Joomla Extensions

The Facebook Field

Updated 03 Jul, 2023

The Facebook custom field lets you easily embed and promote any public Facebook Page on your website. Just like on Facebook, your visitors can like and share the Page without leaving your site.

How to add a Facebook Custom Field to Joomla! Articles

To add a Facebook Field on Joomla Articles, go to Content > Articles > Your Article > General Tab > Select ACF - Facebook Type.


As you can see from the screenshot above, after selecting the "ACF - Facebook" type, the settings for this field will appear.

Let's see what each option does.

Name Description
Name The name will be used to identify the field. Leave this blank and Joomla will fill in a default value from the title.
Label The label of the field to display.
Description A description of the field that will be displayed in the label tooltip.
Required Is this a mandatory field?
Default Value Set the default value of the field
Widget Select a widget to display.
Width Set the width of the embed.
Height Set the height of the embed.
Tabs Tabs to render such as Timeline, Events and Messages.
Hide Cover Photo Hide the cover photo in the header.
Use Small Header Use a smaller version of the header by displaying a smaller cover photo.
Show Friend's Faces Show profile photos of friends who like this page.
Hide Call to Action button Hide the custom Call to Action button (if enabled by Page Admin).


Once you are in your Article's Edit screen, choose the "Fields" Tab to see the Facebook field as you can see in the screenshot below.


In the input field, you enter a Facebook URL of a page to embed the page plugin for this particular page.

Frontend Display

Take a look at the screenshot below to see how it could be displayed in your frontend.


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I override the layout of "ACF - Facebook" custom field?

To override the "ACF - Facebook" custom field, read here: How to override the "ACF - Facebook" custom field.