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[BUG] The Facebook Like Button Scrollbar Issue

You may have noticed your Facebook Like buttons have a little something extra today: A scroll bar.

Facebook Like Button with Scroll Bar

Turns out Facebook changed the way they’re displaying the Like button and since we just pass it along – with a little special sauce to capture them for our analytics – it’s causing a problem for our users.

Luckily, we’ve got a couple solutions for this until we can put out an official fix, which should be soon.

First, you can make sure you have Facebooks FBML namespace in your <html> tag. For example:

<html xmlns:fb="http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml">

You might have other namespaces in the HTML tag. Just make sure everything it includes xmlns:fb=”http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml” before the greater-than sign.

Second, you can alter the code for the AddThis Facebook like button to specify the appropriate height by adding an fb:like:height attribute, like this:

<a class="addthis_button_facebook_like" fb:like:height="25">

If you have any questions regarding this issue please post them in the forum topic or feel free to email us at support@addthis.com.

Thanks in advance for your patience, and thanks for using AddThis!