How To Calculate Facebook Like Count With PHP

This afternoon I received an inquiry from someone about how I created the Facebook like count calculator. Rather than just reply to their email I decided to just post the core code so you can program the same thing!

It’s pretty easy to obtain the like count via Facebook’s old rest API. While there may be a graph API method of accomplishing this now, this script still works perfectly well. For the simple form that I created on the Facebook like count page, I simply received what the user submitted via $_POST and then outputted it via the Google Charts API. If you want your own script for calculating likes, shares, and comments, the code is below!

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