I'm pretty sure this used to be possible, but there doesn't seem to be an option any more. Is there any way to do it?
For some reason facebook has decided not to allow the like count to be hidden, but with a little CSS magic you can come close. Just but a div block on top of the like count having the same color as the background. For an example, see http://warpdrivesoftware.com
Add a facebook_hide_count div after your button:
And add this to your CSS file:
Naturally, this only works if your like button is in English. If not, simply adjust the pixel count to whatever fits your locale.
You can hide the number of likes by using setting the dimensions of the like button to be smaller then its content. That will in effect hide the total.
could be changed to this:
That should cut off the count of likes for that page.