facebook-opengraph Provides easy access to Facebook's PHP SDK and JS SDK, Social Plugin widgets and Open Graph meta tags

  2. USAGE:

The master branch is not stable, please use tagged release branches. The previous stable branch with support for the old API is now under the opengraph-v1.0 branch.

This is a Yii application component wrapper for the official Facebook PHP SDK 4.0

Also included are some helper functions that:

  • Include the Facebook JS SDK on your pages
  • Allow setting Open Graph meta tags
  • Easy rendering of Facebook Social Plugins.

Facebook PHP SDK: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/php/4.0.0 https://github.com/facebook/facebook-php-sdk-v4

Facebook JS SDK: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/javascript

Facebook Social Plugins: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

Open Graph Protocol: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/graph-api


It is recommended that you install this via composer.

"require": {
    "splashlab/yii-facebook-opengraph": "dev-master"

Run composer update to get the extension. This will pull down the official Facebook SDK as a dependency.

Configure Yii application component SFacebook in your yii config file:

    'class' => '\YiiFacebook\SFacebook',
    'appId'=>'YOUR_FACEBOOK_APP_ID', // needed for JS SDK, Social Plugins and PHP SDK
    'secret'=>'YOUR_FACEBOOK_APP_SECRET', // needed for the PHP SDK
    //'version'=>'v2.2', // Facebook APi version to default to
    //'locale'=>'en_US', // override locale setting (defaults to en_US)
    //'jsSdk'=>true, // don't include JS SDK
    //'async'=>true, // load JS SDK asynchronously
    //'jsCallback'=>false, // declare if you are going to be inserting any JS callbacks to the async JS SDK loader
    //'callbackScripts'=>'', // default JS SDK init callback JavaScript
    //'status'=>true, // JS SDK - check login status
    //'cookie'=>true, // JS SDK - enable cookies to allow the server to access the session
    //'xfbml'=>true,  // JS SDK - parse XFBML / html5 Social Plugins
    //'frictionlessRequests'=>true, // JS SDK - enable frictionless requests for request dialogs
    //'hideFlashCallback'=>null, // JS SDK - A function that is called whenever it is necessary to hide Adobe Flash objects on a page.
    //'html5'=>true,  // use html5 Social Plugins instead ofolder XFBML
    //'defaultScope'=>array(), // default Facebook Login permissions to request
    //'redirectUrl'=>null, // default Facebook post-Login redirect URL
    //'expiredSessionCallback'=>null, // PHP callable method to run if expired Facebook session is detected
    //'userFbidAttribute'=>null, // if using SFacebookAuthBehavior, declare Facebook ID attribute on user model here
    //'accountLinkUrl'=>null, // if using SFacebookAuthBehavior, declare link to user account page here
    //'ogTags'=>array(  // set default OG tags

Then, to enable the JS SDK and Open Graph meta tag functionality in your base Controller, add this function to override the afterRender() callback:

protected function afterRender($view, &$output) {
  //Yii::app()->facebook->addJsCallback($js); // use this if you are registering any additional $js code you want to run on init()
  Yii::app()->facebook->initJs($output); // this initializes the Facebook JS SDK on all pages
  Yii::app()->facebook->renderOGMetaTags(); // this renders the OG tags
  return true;


Setting OG tags on a page (in view or action):

<?php Yii::app()->facebook->ogTags['og:title'] = "My Page Title"; ?>

Render Facebook Social Plugins using helper Yii widgets:

<?php $this->widget('\YiiFacebook\Plugins\LikeButton', array(
   //'href' => 'YOUR_URL', // if omitted Facebook will use the OG meta tag
   'share' => true
)); ?>

You can, of course, just use the code for this as well if loading the JS SDK on all pages using the initJs() call in afterRender():

<div class="fb-like" data-share="true" data-show-faces="true"></div>

To use the PHP SDK anywhere in your application, just call it like so (there pass-through the Facebook class):

<?php $userid = Yii::app()->facebook->getUserId() ?>
<?php $accessToken = Yii::app()->facebook->getToken() ?>
<?php $longLivedSession = Yii::app()->facebook->getLongLivedSession() ?>
<?php $exchangeToken = Yii::app()->facebook->getExchangeToken() ?>
<?php $loginUrl = Yii::app()->facebook->getLoginUrl() ?>
<?php $reRequestUrl = Yii::app()->facebook->getReRequestUrl() ?>
<?php $accessToken = Yii::app()->facebook->accessToken() ?>
<?php $sessionInfo = Yii::app()->facebook->getSessionInfo() ?>
<?php $signedRequest = Yii::app()->facebook->getSignedRequest() ?>
<?php $signedRequestData = Yii::app()->facebook->getSignedRequestData() ?>
<?php $property = Yii::app()->facebook->getSignedRequestProperty('property_name) ?>
<?php $logoutUrl = Yii::app()->facebook->getLogoutUrl('http://example.com/after-logout') ?>
<?php $graphPageObject = Yii::app()->facebook->makeRequest('/SOME_PAGE_ID')->getGraphObject(\Facebook\GraphPage::className()) ?>
  try {

    $response = Yii::app()->facebook->makeRequest('/me/feed', 'POST', array(
      'link' => 'www.example.com',
      'message' => 'User provided message'

    echo "Posted with id: " . $response->getProperty('id');

  } catch (\Facebook\FacebookRequestException $e) {

    echo "Exception occured, code: " . $e->getCode();
    echo " with message: " . $e->getMessage();


<?php Yii::app()->facebook->destroySession() ?>

I also created a couple of little helper functions:

<?php $graphUserObject = Yii::app()->facebook->getMe() // gets the Graph info of the current user ?>
<?php $graphUserObject = Yii::app()->facebook->getGraphUser($user_id) // gets the Graph info of the current user ?>
<?php $imageUrl = Yii::app()->facebook->getProfilePicture('large') // gets the Facebook picture URL of the current user ?>
<?php $imageUrl = Yii::app()->facebook->getProfilePicture(array('height'=>300,'width'=>300)) // $size can also be specific ?>
<?php $userinfo = Yii::app()->facebook->getInfoById($openGraphId) // gets the Graph info of a given OG entity ?>
<?php $imageUrl = Yii::app()->facebook->getProfilePictureById($openGraphId, $size) // gets the Facebook picture URL of a given OG entity ?>


  • New version 2.x breaks everything from previous version and requires PHP 5.4

    • *


  • beta-1.0.1 Updating or PHP SDK 4.0

    • *

I plan on continuing to update and bugfix this extension as needed.

Please log bugs to the GitHub tracker.

Extension is posted on Yii website also: http://www.yiiframework.com/extension/facebook-opengraph/

The original version with support for SDK 3.x and API 1x was forked from ianare's faceplugs Yii extension: http://www.yiiframework.com/extension/faceplugs https://github.com/digitick/yii-faceplugs

Updated Jan 14th 2015 by Evan Johnson http://splashlabsocial.com

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8 427 downloads
Yii Version: 1.1
License: LGPL-3.0
Category: Web Service
Developed by: thaddeusmt
Created on: Jan 4, 2012
Last updated: 8 years ago


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