How to retrieve number of likes from Facebook Like Button code

I need to check with PHP how many likes is showing in Facebook Like Button.

For some reasons I can't just perform a FQL query to get number of likes. I have to operate on a FB Like Button html/js code.


<div id="fb-root"></div>
<script>(function(d, s, id) {
  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
  js = d.createElement(s); = id;
  js.src = "//";
  fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script>

<fb:like href="" send="false" width="450" show_faces="false"></fb:like>

I really don't want to install and use some JS interpreter to retrive Likes value. Is there a simpler way to do it?


You can get the number of likes using FQL. For example, I created this like button using the Like Button plugin creator tool:

<fb:like href="" send="false" width="450" show_faces="true"></fb:like>

Then I can get the number of likes using FQL, using the Graph API Explorer as a quick test:

SELECT url, normalized_url, share_count, like_count, comment_count, total_count, commentsbox_count, comments_fbid, click_count FROM link_stat WHERE url=""

The output was:

  "data": [
      "url": "", 
      "normalized_url": "", 
      "share_count": 0, 
      "like_count": 2, 
      "comment_count": 0, 
      "total_count": 2, 
      "commentsbox_count": 0, 
      "comments_fbid": "1015079258276xxxx", 
      "click_count": 0

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