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Flexible width layout for Facebook Like Box/Activity Stream to use in Responsive Designs

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/*
Make the Facebook Like box responsive (fluid width)
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like-box/
*/
 
/* This element holds injected scripts inside iframes that in some cases may stretch layouts. So, we're just hiding it. */
#fb-root {
display: none;
}
 
/* To fill the container and nothing else */
.fb_iframe_widget, .fb_iframe_widget span, .fb_iframe_widget span iframe[style] {
width: 100% !important;
}

I'm having trouble getting this to work. What settings should we be using when getting the code from developers.facebook.com?

Thanks

Nothing specific of which I'm aware. Make sure the parent element is setup with a width.

So I'm using this in a wordpress text widget. What should I wrap the facebook code in? Does it need an id or class? Just not quite sure I understand how to use it.

Thanks, duder. This is a very clean and simple solution to a problem that a lot of people tend to resort to unnecessary javascript to circumvent.

Thanks so much for this - a real timesaver :)

Just found this - works perfectly. Thank you very much :)

Hi there,

I'm using this and it's working great on every browser I've tested. The only time I'm having a problem is when I switch to an iPad. any idea what might be causing the problem on an iPad? The page in question is http://www.prwebster.com/nsfarms/why/

Thanks so much.

I am having trouble in setting up facebook like box for my mobile, camera, laptop price comparison website http://www.prodsea.com ... can anybody please help me on this

Hi, I have the same situation as mikfrench. I tried the gist on this site: http://www.edutec2013.ac.cr and works on most browsers. Works fine on: Galaxy S3 with Chrome, Firefox and default browser; Nexus 7 with Chrome and Firefox. On iPad mini and iPad 2 Safari and Chrome, the Facebook like box resizes bigger when finishes loading. And in Opera Mini on iPad 2 it is bigger, but is cuted. I hope this information could help someone.

Perfect! Thx so much for this! :-)
Now the fb-like-box seems to be 100% fluid / responsive. Will test it on several devices.

To mikfrench and marcosanchez I'm having the same problem with Ipod, where FB renders bigger but only in portrait mode. In landscape mode it's 100%. Could it be that it's seeing the landscape mode (480px) as the width of the browser and rendering it that way even in portrait mode? When I put an "@media (max-width: 480px)" CSS style, I can control it on Ipod and have it rendered smaller. But still can't render it 100% on both landscape and portrait. Hope that helps, if anyone has a solution, please let me know. Thanks.

Works like a charm for me but I haven't tested on iDevices yet. Thanks for this. I wish Facebook would make something that works out-of-box for responsive needs.

mikfrench, marcosanchez and jack-fu, did you guys find a solution for that on Ipad? I'm facing the same issue right now.

.fb-comments{width: 100% !important;}
.fb-comments iframe[style]{width: 100% !important;}
.fb-like-box{ min-width:280px;width: 100% !important;}
.fb-like-box iframe[style]{min-width:280px;width: 100% !important;}
.fb-comments span{width: 100% !important;}
.fb-comments iframe span[style]{width: 100% !important;}
.fb-like-box span{min-width:280px;width: 100% !important;}
.fb-like-box iframe span[style]{min-width:280px;width: 100% !important;}
.-cx-PRIVATE-pluginBoxContainer__border{ border:none}

work for me

I used {width: 100% !important;overflow: hidden;} to make the iframe render to the parent size. However, when I decrease the viewport size on my laptop browser, the content/feed does a text-wrap with the width and drops to the next line. However, when viewing on my iphone, the text is cut off. Any idea on what could be an issue? Also, this has been working fine for me for the past month, and just yesterday I started getting an overflow error with the Like Box. Did Facebook change something within their plugins?

I think, you should replace ".fb_iframe_widget" with ".fb-like-box" because there is a conflict with Facebook Like button. The button disappears! ;)

.fb-like-box, .fb-like-box span, .fb-like-box span iframe[style] {
width: 100% !important;
}

That worked PERFECTLY!

Thank you. It is working fine in my Twitter Boostrap project.

It works great in it self. I just seam to fight with the profile image inside the streams They really squeeze the text of the streams so the flexible width gets challenged in medium sized devices.

Do any one know if it would be possible to leave out the profile image in the stream?

Did anyone find a solution that works for iPads (Safari / Chrome)?

Blerg, struggling with the same iPad issue. Fix is otherwise superb, would love to hear any recommendations for fixing iPad.

Also having the same iPad issue... same thing happens on my Samsung Galaxy (android).

For the iPad issue, since the properties you want to modify are inside the iframe, there is no way to achieve a fully reponsive fix because the CSS does not work cross domain.

Thank you, works perfectly

They have now added:

id="feedback_xxxxxx" style="width: 470px;"

In the iFrame, so this solution is not enough anymore...

Does not work anymore, just noticed the same :/
Should we open a new bug report on Facebook?

Hi,
tnx , its very useful and easy to use.

Thanks so much, this did the trick

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